With today’s mobile devices freeing you from your tether, you don’t need a giant home office. Work in the backyard if you want. But you still need a place to keep your stuff, file your paperwork, and to recharge — both you and your gear. Small spaces are perfect for chasing your muse and staying focused. The difference between cramped and cozy is how you organize it.
Turn any nearby nook into a functional office with just a few smart pieces. A small writing or corner desk with drawers and shelves can save so much space. A credenza, modular bookcase, and filing cabinet can help keep distracting clutter out of sight, leaving your workspace open for your computer and your ideas.
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The right office desk accessories keep everything out of the way without being out of reach. File what you’re not working on at the moment. Decorate with inspirational mementos, not three-year-old tax forms.
For an attic or second floor office, remember you have to lug furniture up there. Smaller modular desks and filing cabinets assemble on site, so the moving job is literally a snap. Your back will thank you.
- Michael Campbell, guest blogger