Move Your Office Outside for Summer to De-Clutter

Move Your Office Outside for Summer to De-Clutter

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Taryn Williford
Jun 20, 2011

If you're a java nut, you're probably already familiar with CoffeeGeek.com. What you might not know is that the man behind the highly caffeinated site, Mark Prince, is working from the great outdoors in Vancouver this summer. It's a great way to enjoy the warm temps, but it's also the perfect exercise in de-cluttering your office space.

That top image is Mark's temporary summer Vancouver patio office, and the one directly above is his all-weather workspace.

You can see that the two workspaces are different in more ways than the number of walls. When he decided to move outside, Mark decided to do without a lot of his regular office frills.

Temporarily transporting your own home office outside will give you the same de-cluttering benefits. Much like The Closet Trick shows you what percentage of your wardrobe actually gets worn, a summer office will show you exactly what tech, tools, organizers and furniture you truly need in your space.

As you work outside, you'll have to pop back in to your year-round office to grab the necessities as you need them. When the end of the summer rolls around, clear out everything that's been left untouched in your indoor office space—it shows you really don't use or need that stuff as much as you thought.


(Images: Flickr member Coffee Geek licensed for use under Creative Commons)

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