Work Space

How I Make Working From Home Work for Me

posted by Andrea | 06/26/2013 | 16 comments
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As many of you know from reading my posts, working from home has some huge advantages. However, working from home also has it’s challenges. Just like any other full-time working parent, Dave and I are forced to make sacrifices to be able to do what we love and be with the people we love.

Today, I’m sharing the simple concept I use to make working from home work for me.

Home and Office Clutter-Busting Tips

posted by Andrea | 01/23/2013 | 2 comments
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January is all about cleaning, decluttering, simplifying, and starting “fresh” for the New Year ahead.
Because of this, I’m sharing 3 guest posts I wrote this past month — all about these “fun” topics :)

Guest Posts Worth Reading

posted by Andrea | 07/3/2012 | 1 comment
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Every month I write several guest posts for other blogs. This month, some of my favorite guest posts were about “Embracing Summer as a Small Business Owner”, “Boosting Productivity with Flexible Schedules”, “Creating Mid-Year Goals”, and more.

Click through to read what I have to say!

Weekend Giveaway: DiVOGA Desk Essentials

posted by Andrea | 06/29/2012 | 265 comments
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I LOVE having a designated home office… however, I haven’t always had that luxury. There were times when I used a corner of our living room or an extra bedroom — but no matter where I worked, I always kept it neat and organized, because that’s how I work best.

If you share my love for neat and organized work spaces, you will love today’s giveaway from OfficeMax.

Weekend Giveaway: Mobile Office Prize Pack

posted by Andrea | 06/22/2012 | 322 comments
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After FIVE years of running my own business, I’ve come to realize that I need to be able to work anywhere — not just at home in my office. There are times when I work from a client’s home, from a coffee shop, in the car, on a blanket with Nora, etc.

If you’re constantly on-the-go or frequently work from remote locations, today’s giveaway will definitely help to simplify and organize your mobile office space!

Spring Cleaning and Organizing for Your Office

posted by Andrea | 03/24/2012 | 2 comments
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Whether you work in a corporate office, have a designated home office, or even just an area in the corner of the living room where you pay the bills, schedule appointments, and check emails; it’s important to keep that area clean and clutter-free.

So since I talk a lot about cleaning {and more specifically “Spring Cleaning”} I thought I should talk a bit about cleaning and organizing your office area.

5 Little Things to Organize a Tiny Workspace

posted by Andrea | 03/6/2012 | comment
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Today, Prerna of The Mom Writes, is here to talk about 5 simple tools she uses to organize her tiny office — that also happens to double as her dinning room!

If you have a tiny office, make sure to check out her organizational tips — and feel free to share you own as well!

Creative Office Organization

posted by Andrea | 02/13/2012 | 9 comments
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Working in an organized space will not only help you to be more efficient and more productive — it will also help you to enjoy the time you spend in your office area!

Whether you work in a big corner office, the back bedroom of your house, your car, or even a tray table in your living room, there are plenty of creative ways you can better organize your office space… and I’m sharing a bunch of them today!

Home Office Inspiration

posted by Andrea | 11/10/2011 | 1 comment
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Since I work from home almost all the time, and Dave spends many evening hours grading papers and planning lessons for the week, we BOTH really wanted a place to store and organize all of my business things, his school things, and everything else we use to run our home. So a home office we very high on our “what we want in our next house” list.

And even though I love our home office, I just can’t stop drooling over all the amazing home offices around the web. Here are a few of my favorites!

Our Brand New Office

posted by Andrea | 09/29/2011 | 26 comments
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When we were looking for a new house, one of our requirements was that it had a nice area that we could use for a home office. We wanted that area to be big enough to accommodate my work, my business, my hobbies, Dave’s school stuff, Dave’s books, and a few fun things too.

And even though it took quite a bit of renovation and knocking out an entire wall — we got exactly what we wanted!

An “Anywhere Office” — What Works for Me

posted by Andrea | 11/16/2010 | 17 comments

Last week, I gave a mini tutorial on the FREE desk I rescued for my “office”. Isn’t it purdy?? My trash-to-treasure adventure was a success and I love my desk! I blogged about it, and thought I was finished… However, I was inspired to show you the rest of these pictures after receiving so many emails regarding your own home offices. Several of you mentioned that you can’t devote an entire room to your office and would like some tips for creating a home […]

One Closet — Three Uses

posted by Andrea | 07/19/2010 | 4 comments

Our home office is one room in our house that we could not do without. However, the room is just a small extra bedroom and the closet is even smaller — so I knew it would require lots of organization to function at maximum capacity. We needed our closet to function in 3 very specific ways: House all our gift wrapping supplies House all our paperwork House basic tools and craft supplies Since the closet is SO small I decided […]