Recently many of us have made the transition to work from home. Our, once familiar, nine-to-five has been intercepted by a run-on of unpredictable days where we fit in work where we can. For now schooling kids, doing household chores, and cooking three meals a day has become the priority. To ensure we continue to be a successful in our professional lives, we need a work space that is motivates, kindles, and centers our creative minds.
First and foremost, I highly recommend you dedicate a space in your home that is all YOURS. If you are like me, you have business, home, and child-related tasks that must be managed daily. A dining table or corner niche are both appropriate options. Just make sure the space is yours and not a shared space.
Keep Your Surface Minimal
I keep three items on my desk and that's it! 1) Task light. 2) A container that I have filled with a highlighter, a pair of scissors, and my favorite pens and pencils. 3) A small dish with paper clips and rubber bands. These are the things that I reach for constantly throughout my day.
Let There Be Light!
I believe that happiness breeds good work. natural light helps brighten your mood, and gives great energy.
Home office by Ikea has great storage options.
I like to keep a pedestal file with 4 or 5 drawers next to my desk. This is storage for personal items like a stapler, ruler, notepad, etc. It also gives me enough drawers to organize my workload by project or task.
Make it Beautiful
Give yourself some inspiration while you work. Maybe it's a beautiful floor lamp or your favorite piece of art. It could even be a low bookcase with some of your cherished keepsakes. I have several house plants in my home office. I get to watch them grow and change daily.
Home office by CB2