Home Office Feng Shui

Written by Vishal P. Rao

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Keep your workspace clean and clutter-free in order to allow a free flow of feng shui energy throughoutrepparttar room. There is a difference between clutter and stored items. Stored items should, however, be filed away or stored neatly in a cabinet or closet to allowrepparttar 117004 flow of feng shui energy.

Place a picture of a lake, waterfall or any other water scene on one ofrepparttar 117005 walls onrepparttar 117006 East side of your office. This representsrepparttar 117007 flow of energy. You can also use one of those desktop fountains or even an aquarium

Place a green, smooth-leafed plant, not one with jagged or pointed leaves, on a shelf inrepparttar 117008 corner closest to your water item. You can use an artificial plant if you are a known live plant killer.

Here are some other items that you can also place in that corner:

* red eggs symbolizing wealth creation * a red envelope containing several coins * a crystal on a red ribbon nearrepparttar 117009 window * three Chinese coins tied with a red ribbon * a pearl or anything spherical * a wheel or bell * a symbol or picture of red fish * a lotus flower symbolizing great achievements from humble beginnings

Also, consider placing a decorative jar filled with water nearrepparttar 117010 entrance to your office.

Fend Shui Benefits

Feng shui is said to make you more aware of how your environment affects your state of mind. Even if you don't subscribe torepparttar 117011 ancient Oriental ways, you have to admit that an uncluttered office, with room to move around, and pleasant decorations is much better than a cluttered dungeon that's stuffed torepparttar 117012 ceiling with piles of paper.

Also, feng shui helps you to stay focused by forcing you to store incomplete and future projects in a storage area so you won't be distracted by worrying over them every day. Feng shui experts claim that you will receive these additional benefits as well:

* Increase your prosperity & abundance. * Boost your health. * Reduce insomnia & stress. * Enhance your personal power. * Easing of family conflicts. * Increase your concentration * Enhance financial security. * Attract new customers to your business. * Upgrade your life in many other ways.

There is a lot more to feng shui than we can possibly cover in this article. The Internet is an abundant source of articles. Thousands of books have been written onrepparttar 117013 subject, and there are even feng shui consultants that will come in and help your organize your office and home. Hopefully your interest level has been raised and you will follow up by learning more.

Good luck and good health!

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Equipping Your Home Office - Part 1

Written by Vishal P. Rao

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b) Lateral file cabinets

Lateral cabinets are wider than vertical cabinets, but not as deep, and are designed for high-volume storage capacity. They have anywhere from two to five drawers and can hold letter or legal-size documents. Files are either placed inrepparttar cabinet from left to right, facingrepparttar 117003 side ofrepparttar 117004 drawer, or are arranged from front to back in multiple rows.

Many two-drawer lateral models are designed to fit underneath work surfaces and tables for additional storage and are often paired with a desk to increase horizontal space. Again, if you find one that is fireproof, and you can afford it, snap it up.

4. Bookshelves

Bookshelves should be made of wood or metal. Avoidrepparttar 117005 fiberboard ones since they are flimsy and do not stand up to repeated usage. Like file cabinets, bookshelves come in vertical and lateral. Avoid vertical ones that stand too tall. There is a chance of them becoming top-heavy and falling over. Pay particular attention to this warning if you live in an earthquake area or if you have small children which may delight in climbing torepparttar 117006 top of your bookcase.

5. Work Tables

Worktables are great for spreading out large projects that your desk is not big enough to accommodate. If you have enough home office space for a permanent work table, that's great. Otherwise consider buying a folding table that you can take out when you need it and store away when you do not.

6. Storage

Closets, garages, attics and crawl spaces make great places to store completed projects and home office paperwork ifrepparttar 117007 space is not damp or subject to high humidity. If storage is a real problem then you might need to consider renting an off-premise storage locker.

Think of your office furniture asrepparttar 117008 foundation of your productivity center. It is likely that you will have to live with your decisions for some time. Choose wisely. Your personal comfort, and ability to remain organized, depend upon it. If you outgrow your furniture later, or simply make enough money that you want to "kick it up a notch", your investment will pay off because you will likely be able to get a great deal of your money back when you sell your old office furniture to make room forrepparttar 117009 new.

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