So your job has been outsourced, phased out, or recessionized…And you’re laid-off, paid-off, or pissed-off. Well I’m not about to dole out job advice, but I can provide a few tidbits that will help you establish your home office or make it run smoother. After all looking for a new job is a job in and of itself.
#1. Carve Out A Space
If you do not have the luxury of a dedicated office space, consider setting up shop in a spare closet. Check out this transformation from Lowe’s Creative Ideas. The home owner can conceal this space by simply closing the curtain when her work is complete!
Make your storage solutions perform double duty having both style and function. These magazine holders come in a spectrum of colors and add a splash of color to an otherwise drab bookcase.
Feeling crafty? Click here for an excellent magazine holder DIY project from Martha Stewart!
Make sure this is a space that reflects the things you love. This is where you are hopefully pursuing your passion. Be sure to position your desk so that you may look out of the window if you need an occasional distraction or frame photos of your loved ones in colorful frames to evoke positive feelings and combat stress. For instant artwork, consider framing your favorite quote, scripture, or whatever your source of inspiration.
Try drinking your coffee or tea out of a dainty teacup and saucer set you generally reserve for special occasions. And while you’re at it, burn a candle or oil with an invigorating fragrance such Mandarine by Votivo (one of my personal favorites.) Most times in an office environment candles or oil burners are prohibited but now you make the rules. After all you are in the comforts of your own home.