Organizing the Portable Home Office

Organizing the Portable Home Office

Sarah Coffey
May 16, 2008
We don't have a home office, although we work from home half the day. Rather than work inside a little room, we like to take our laptop where the light is best: in the kitchen, living room, back deck, or coffee shop down the street. This presents an organizing challenge, since our system is a little scattered... Our tips for staying organized when your office moves with you: • Go paperless. It's eco-friendly, saves space, and reduces clutter. • Keep the papers you do need in a good-looking file system. • Use furniture that can double as a desk or a laptop tray to write on. • Keep cords and chargers in one space so you always know where to find them. • Use baskets (or something similar) to collect your work-related clutter, then clean them out regularly. These are just a few ways we've found to accommodate our own work schedule. Give us your tips and ideas in the comments below. Photo: See Jane Work
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