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21 Real Workspaces That Prove That Everyone Works Differently

Workin' it.

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We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to show us where they work and to tell us why it works for them. Here are some of the most interesting responses.

1. This person who doesn't need anything fancy, but does need a delegated space to help get them into ~work mode~.

I telecommute so I need to create boundaries in my home. What works for me is to have a dedicated space where I only go when I am working. I try to keep the area neat(ish) so I can focus on the task at hand but I like a few little doodads to add a little joy to my day.


2. This person who needs her desk to work for both her and her clients.

I work with adults and kids, so I try to keep a balance of professionalism, comfort, and whimsy. The ice cream cone is a stress squishy, my agenda is holographic (thanks,, and my cork board has inspiring art and photos. The map is the First Nations traditional territory that I live and work in.



7. This person who needs a little noise to stay focused.

Whenever I need to work, I go to my favorite cafe. The hustle and bustle provides just enough distraction to help me stay focused. Plus, there’s coffee and sweet potato fries! —ellieb471fc9379


9. This person who maintains a balance between organization and chaos.

The best to describe my workspace is organized chaos. I can’t stand it when it’s too messy, but I also can’t focus when it’s too neat. It’s as if I need the noise. —elainee4f28d531c


13. This person who literally built her own desk so she could have a cozy space to study.

My mom and I (mostly my mom) built my desk so I had somewhere to study while attending nursing school. Since we had everything but the paint and brackets, it cost us around $20 to make both.


15. This person whose brain probably looks like a flawless bullet journal spread.

I'm a graphic design freelancer and do most of my work from home. Making my studio functional and yet, not hard on the eyes was a fight in my tiny apartment. —jackiej414f1f042


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