Creating & Designing Your Work Space

workspaceLast time I wrote a post it was titled, “Finding Boundaries When Working At Home.” While that is still a work in progress, I am now focusing on my working environment. Oddly, although I now have a home office I seem to work in the kitchen just as much as I did before. I’m nothing if not consistently inconsistent, which is part of the beauty of working from home.

That being said, my home décor is lacking in that I am generally bad at design, I admit it. If only design was as easy as picking sleepwear, than we’d be in business.  So I’m hoping to make progress with the office décor and business side of things. Book piles, papers and notes also aren’t true design I’ve been told on more than one occasion.

One of the things that I do love thankfully is book shelves. I have them in just about every room of the house including the kitchen. Some organization of said books was absolutely necessary considering I have writing books, SEO books, marketing books and so much more than I can possibly list here.

As a very visual person I love having a dream board filled with my favorite things and all my future wants. It’s good to have a visual reminder of what you are working toward. Something that you see all the time that you can stare at during those moments when you ask yourself why you are even doing it and there will be many days like that. It happens to the best of us. By the way, if creating a physical dream board is too much for you, there is a dreamboard app that you can use to track and analyze your dreams and share them with friends. I rather like this idea honestly.

Surround yourself with your favorite things – for me that would include – books, note pads, Sharpie (fine point pens), candles, crystals and post it notes. I have an Android phone, iPhone, tablet and iPod touch and I still can’t help but make handwritten lists on notepads and post it notes. Some people might look at my work area and declare me insane but it’s what works for me.

Every space needs somewhere comfortable to sit whether it’s an office chair or a big over sized chair. I am lucky enough to have both. The couch is often a great place to work too. There are only so many hours a day that can be spent at a desk before your shoulders are screaming mercy.

How is your office decorated? Or is it your kitchen or den? What are your must have items? Inquiring minds want to know.

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About Gabrielle Greene

Gabrielle Greene co-blogs on TipsOnHowToSaveMoney. Her friends often refer to her as “Gaby Gabs A lot,” especially if it has anything to do with freebies and saving money! As the mom of two teenage girls, being frugal is an absolute must. It tends to drive her husband crazy, but oddly he doesn’t complain when the coupons are for golfing.