24 Tips For Anyone Spending A Lot Of Time In Their Home Office
At this point, where isn't your home office?
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1. Tuck stray cords outta the way with cable clip organizers because there's no need to see OR trip over the your phone charger cord every time you stand up to fill up your glass of water.
2. While we're on the subject of cords, mask your power strip in a sleek (but ventilated!) box because of course your home office is in the room that only has one outlet. This'll also help deter pets and kids from messing with the cords. Or at least a bit.
3. Soften up a hard office chair with a faux-sheepskin rug that'll also hide all sorts of coffee stains. You and I both know it's a random chair no one else uses anyway and *that's* why it's your office chair. (No shame in that.)
4. Tidy up a modem-y mess by hiding it behind a bookish disguise as a decorative touch that's more useful than anyone could expect. It's super strategic of you to work closely to the Internet access but it isn't quite fitting your aesthetics.
5. Liven things up a bit with a colorful keyboard cover that'll *also* serve as some insurance for some in-the-middle-of-writing-an-email coffee spill.
6. Or if you're more of a minimalist, keep a jar of cleaning goo handy that'll help get down in between keyboard keys and erase the woes of that grilled cheese you ate for lunch.
7. Buy yourself (literally) some extra book storage space with these floating bookshelves as straight-up compliment bait. Chatting about that bestseller within your Zoom meeting view just may make for the least awkward small talk while you wait for everyone to join the meeting.
8. Zhuzh up that (essential box of tissues) with a minimalist tissue box cover that'll bring some whimsy to your WFH setup. I have this and just love it!
9. Create a sense of space (or mask water stains on a hand-me-down desk) with a reversible waterproof desk mat to turn most any table into your WFH space. Plus it just looks so nice!
10. Put down a cozy area rug with a low pile that'll still let your office chair scoot around as needed. Having a nice home office setting will help spike that cup of ambition on your commute from the kitchen to the (home) office.
11. Designate an area for notes with a monitor memo board so your desktop doesn't turn into a patchwork of sticky notes. Cute for a quilt, not for your workspace.
12. Plus a glass dry-erase desktop whiteboard for the really important notes. *Oh* and it contains a drawer to help with tidying.
13. Invest in a faux houseplant you can just admire without having to worry about actually taking care of it. Let's concentrate on your water intake.
15. Stick on a hidden drawer to buy yourself some extra space within reach for the stuff you only need to have on hand sometimes.
16. Create a spot for reminders with a cute desk calendar that'll help you remember which day is which.... "It's a day that ends in -y, so I'm wearing sweatpants."
19. Free up some space with a printer stand that'll fit underneath your desk...or just about anywhere that isn't taking up space on your desk.
20. Invest in a selfie ring light to make sure you have the optimal amount of light for all those meetings that are now video meetings.
22. If you're working with a bookshelf, file away papers in an expanding file folder that'll hold up to 200 pieces of paper.
23. If you're shelf-less, mount a hanging set of rainbow folders so you can quickly grab items as you need them. Plus it'll make for a cheery pop of color!
24. And if you still don't have a proper desk (relatable!) a wall-mounted cabinet with a fold down desk large enough for a laptop will give you a designated spot without hogging too much space.
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