Thursday, September 17, 2009


I’m a clean desk guy. My marketing director on the other hand has a desk full of paper almost all the time. A key to productive work is being organized in a way that works for you. There is a booming business of professional organizers. They come into whatever space you have let get out of control and tame the mess. It can be painful for packrats because they make you make hard decisions on what you should keep and what needs to be tossed.

Here’s more from’s article on setting up a home office with regards to workspace balance.

Get Creative: Balance Workspace and Storage Requirements

Often, a home office has a limited amount of space and can feel cramped even with only a chair and desk in the room. However, maintaining a professional office is dependent upon good organization. That means planning a space that has plenty of room for both storage (files, supplies, etc) and an ample area to spread out and work. You may have to get creative. For example, build your own desk that uses file cabinets as the base with wood or a laminate countertop for the top. You may also have to store files in another room. Keep in mind, the general rule of thumb is that any files or supplies that you use frequently should be easily accessible. Again, the goal is to create an organized office space that meets all of your basic needs.

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach

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