office + workspace organization

letting the light in…

Last week I did some spring cleaning, which included my home office armoire.  When I opened my own home office desk drawer, something struck me like lightening…why am I staring into a black hole trying to find a paperclip? What does this mean?  It’s the difference between dark and light…when you open a drawer or […]

do not call…and other phone myths

Last week, I was with an elder client helping prepare for her upcoming move.  This woman’s phone must of rung 25 times during the few hours I was there.  Each time it rang, she had to run to the phone to see whose number was displayed on the screen, to determine whether or not she should risk answering […]

Home office organization …getting unstuck

Welcome to the new year!  I, for one, am very happy to see it. I’ve cleaned almost every inch of my little house, I entered all my 2013 receipts into Quicken and, most importantly, I worked on my own home office organization. Whenever I want to change the energy of my business, I find that […]

Home office redo…out of the dark and into the white

I believe that traditionally, we think of dark as masculine and light (especially white) as feminine.  And this is very true of the choices in office furniture and decor.  Each time I visit office furniture stores I am struck by the lack of color choices.  It seems that your choices are black, dark brown or […]

Home Office…reboot

Next week I have a couple of home offices to evaluate, so I am starting to gear up. Here are some ideas for organizing and streamlining your home office from Whitson Gordon at Life Hacker. Whether you work from home, in an office, or just a cubicle down the hall, you spend most of the […]

10 Office technologies on their way out…

LinkIn surveyed more than 7,000 global professionals about which office technologies and trends will disappear from offices in the next five years and which will become even more common. Nearly three quarters of those surveyed said they expected fax machines to disappear, making it the second most likely office technology to go extinct behind tape […]

Hey, fly boy…here’s home office furniture just for you

Just saw this at Restoration Hardware…a masculine home office that evokes the feeling of old Hollywood.  I checked it out and actually I think  it’s quite useful.

A small home office makeover…

Even a small home office can get a big benefit from some professional organizing.  In this case, my client was struggling with the position of the furniture, as well as knowing where things should go. First, we gathered all the papers, sorted them, and then created a file system.  The filing cabinets house active/current paperwork. […]

Organizing a home office….from his to hers

Some times bad things happen to good people. My client was faced with converting a home office that was used by her husband, before his untimely death, to an office for her.  It took her a year to be able to enter the room, and when it came time to clear it out, she called […]

9 Ways to enjoy your home office more…by Shawn Gauthier from Houzz

As you know, home offices are a specialty of mine and I really liked this article in Houzz by Shawn Gauthier: If you work from home, you know how important your home office is to your everyday life. But, just like any office space, at home or elsewhere, it’s easy to let important aspects like […]