During most of my day working from home I sit at my desk. By mid-afternoon I like to move over to a comfy wing back chair to finish up my workday. Whether you use your laptop to watch movies, chat with friends or work from home, having a lap desk will enable you to do it all from the comfort of your favorite easy chair.
Whiteboards may be useful, but they're also often unattractive and cheap-looking. That is, unless you cleverly reframe one and make custom magnets, like this excellent DIY version from Voyages of the Creative Variety.
When a 3" x 4" box costs $168, like the Carina box above, it might not fit in the budget. Nadia went a different direction and created her own version at home, for much, much, much, much less than the original. You can see the result after the jump.
Metal contact paper or shelf liners are fantastic for completely transforming furniture and even appliances. It's also very practical when you need a wipeable surface like a backsplash for the stove or a tabletop free of crayon marks.
Nothing ruins a nice and tidy space faster than a jumble of cords and cables running to and fro. Fortunately, there are a slew of products out there to help manage these masses of cords. This roundup is just a small collection of some of our favorites.
No space for a home office? No problem — use your door! Over-the-door pockets and baskets provide much needed space for documents, mail and office supplies. Combining two over-the-door organizers work even better for versatility and more storage.
Having just started my brand new home office, I became obsessed with finding the perfect, happy supplies to surround myself with. I have a feeling that this is also a form of work procrastination, but regardless: I did end up with some really fun stuff. If you're looking for some officey treats to class up your space, take a page from my agenda book and see what I found below!
One quick method for keeping your paper trail short and sweet is to utilize a desktop file box. With enough room for a small stack of file folders, a storage box will keep your important papers where you need them while making sure they are handsomely contained. After the jump check out 10 options that range in price from $10 to $150.
One of the easiest ways to make order out of that pile of magazines that's threatening to topple over is to organize them in magazine file boxes. Once they're tucked away in the boxes they'll line up neatly on a bookcase, desk or window sill and be ready for your perusal at a moment's notice. The kind of file boxes you use depends on your aesthetic. We've covered most of the bases here – from simple cardboard to colorful and modern.