Now that more and more people are working from home, I wanted to share a few tips for
getting organized, creating a neat desktop and benefits of working at home.
One of the first steps in creating a working environment is your workspace.
It doesn’t have to be fancy or stylish.
My desk/work surface is an old Sunday School table that I purchased at a church rummage sale.
Start with a clean desktop. It’s the one thing I like to do to help control the chaos in life.
Find useful items to keep you organized.
I use a variety of new and vintage items to organize my craft/office space.
On my desk, I like to keep it as clutter-free as I can.
I found the Deflecto 12″ x 12″ Stackable Storage Trays* is a great way to corral my paper
clutter. I use the first tier to hold the items I reference most often.
As a paper crafter, I use the second tier to hold my scrapbook paper and future projects.
Also on my desk, I used the Deflecto Interlocking Marker Organizer* to hold my everyday
items. Of course, it’s also perfect for holding your markers and other crafty items.
It’s interlocking, which means you can add multiple organizers.
And best yet…it fits inside the Deflecto Stackable Caddy Organizer*.
As a member of the Deflecto Design Team for the last 5 years,
I’m partial to all the craft and office storage items that they have.
You can check out their website here.
Disclosure: “This is a sponsored post. As a member of the Deflecto Design Team I have been provided product and compensation in exchange for my creative ideas, views and opinions.”
Make it Personal.
It doesn’t matter if your space is temporary or permanent,
make sure it reflects your personal style.
Choose Good Lighting.
To help your eyes from getting tired, choose a light fixture to brighten up your space.
I chose an inexpensive desk lamp in my favorite color of red.
If you have room, place a favorite family photo on your desk.
It’ll remind you why you’re doing what you’re doing in the first place.
One of my favorite benefits of working from home is Cute Co-Workers.
Don’t let the cuteness of this scruffy puppy throw you.
He’ll steal your supplies the moment you turn your back. (sometimes right in front of your face)
Below is a short list of benefits I discovered while working at home. (in no particular order)
10 Benefits of Working from Home
- A Short Commute: My son has to be at work at 8:00 in the morning. He said he can get up by 7:55 and still be there on time.
- No Traffic or Crowds
- Every day is Casual Friday: (really, really casual) Shoes optional.
- You don’t have to make small talk with your co-workers. (that is unless your co-workers are really small and also home)
- Less annoying co-workers.
- No boss breathing down your neck.
- Save Money on Gas, Coffee, and Lunches
- You can eat when you want. (Heck, you can drink wine while you work.)
- Throw in a load of laundry during breaks
- More time with your Family
(There are definite disadvantages of working from home, but, for this post, I’m choosing not to focus on those.)
This is one corner of my Office/Craft Room/Studio.
It’s where all the real work happens.
I’ve been working on this space since last Spring when I moved into my son’s old bedroom.
This room is a much larger space than I had previously.
With a fresh coat of paint, a ship-lap accent wall, it’s turning into my favorite room of the house.
With additional purging, picture hanging and organizing, it’ll be ready for a full studio tour
in no time.
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