Equipping Your Home Office - Part 1

Written by Vishal P. Rao


2004 Vishal P. Rao

Choosing Home Office Furniture

Having an adequately equipped home office is essential to being productive. It is not necessary that everything be brand new, nor is it necessary that you spend a lot of money. What is important is that you select your items carefully and that they are functional and safe for use in a home office environment.

Check your telephone directory for used office furniture stores. Many time you can find very nice furniture available at a fraction ofrepparttar cost. Don't forget to also checkrepparttar 117003 resale store and thrift shops in your area, as well asrepparttar 117004 local classified ads.

1. The Desk

Bigger is better when it comes to desks. Try to choose one that has lots of room for your computer monitor, keyboard, telephone, and space to spread out paperwork and anything else that you may be working on atrepparttar 117005 moment. Pick a desk that has adequate drawer space and a file drawer for short-term filing of active projects.

If you choose a desk that has a built-in keyboard support shelf, make sure thatrepparttar 117006 shelf it wide enough to hold your keyboard and still have plenty of room to let you perform natural mouse moment. Some ofrepparttar 117007 new keyboard designs, such asrepparttar 117008 Microsoft "Natural", are wider than standard keyboards.

2. The Chair

Proper back and neck support is essential when you spend all day sitting down. Buyrepparttar 117009 best chair that you can afford. Your chair must have solid upper and lower (or lumbar) back support. A flimsy backrest puts stress on your spine while you're seated and causes back pain. Look for a chair where repparttar 117010 lower portion of a backrest is slightly curved to followrepparttar 117011 natural contour of your spine.

You chair's seat seat should feel comfortable when you initially sit down, and should remain that way after you've been seated for a significant period of time. Ifrepparttar 117012 seat becomes uncomfortable thenrepparttar 117013 foam padding may not be a high enough density, orrepparttar 117014 contouring may not be right for your body.

Make sure you have plenty of room around your hips and thighs. You should have at least one inch of space on either side of your body. It is also important that your chair's seat properly supports your thighs withoutrepparttar 117015 edge ofrepparttar 117016 seat coming in contact withrepparttar 117017 back of your legs while you are sitting.

3. File Cabinets

To keep your home office organized, and avoid clutter, you are going to need filing cabinets. There essentially two different files cabinets that are perfect for a home office. Here is a quick summary:

a) Vertical file cabinets

This isrepparttar 117018 most common file cabinet. Vertical cabinets are taller than they are wide so that they use a minimum amount of wall space. They have anywhere from two to five drawers and arerepparttar 117019 right size to hold hold letter and legal-size documents. They come in a variety of colors and gauges of steel. If you can afford to buy one that is fireproof, so muchrepparttar 117020 better.

Building Castles Made Of Sand!

Written by Roy Hall


A word of encouragement: There is light atrepparttar end ofrepparttar 117002 tunnel, so do not give up!

I guess, if one were to take a poll, or do some kind of extensive research, probably it would reveal that there are several thousands or maybe even millions of people who have and are doing just asrepparttar 117003 title says, "building castles made of sand." As I look back overrepparttar 117004 past few years, I find that this is exactly what I have done too.

I am sure, that there are many times when you are ready to throw inrepparttar 117005 towel, and just give up. But for whatever reason, you decide to continue on, and you keep on signing up with more and more programs, in hopes that one of them just might allow you to realize some kind of income.

Sorepparttar 117006 question ofrepparttar 117007 day has to be, just what are you willing to do for you to stop involving yourself in these failing ventures? Well, for us to answer this question fully it comes down to you coming to some understanding about yourself, and what you are willing to do to make a successful venture a possibility. So let's ponder on these questions, and come to some conclusion as to what is most important to you:

1. The first question that needs to be faced, do you really want to be involved in a Home Based business onrepparttar 117008 Internet? This isrepparttar 117009 first andrepparttar 117010 most basic question that needs to be answered.

2. The next question, are you willing to put forthrepparttar 117011 needed effort that is required to have a successful venture? If one is not willing to put inrepparttar 117012 time andrepparttar 117013 needed resources to make things to start happening, a business will not promote itself, it is you that must dorepparttar 117014 promoting.

3. Speaking of necessary resources, do you have a source of money available where you can spendrepparttar 117015 necessary funds to promote your business? While there are several ways for one to advertise a business, ones that are either FREE, or at a very low cost, you cannot totally rely on these methods asrepparttar 117016 complete way of promoting your business. One free way of course, is for to write articles for Ezines such asrepparttar 117017 one that you are now reading.

After you have fully explored allrepparttar 117018 above questions, and come to grips with these questions, and you have answered them all inrepparttar 117019 affirmative, then it is time to makerepparttar 117020 next move.

1. It is time to search outrepparttar 117021 business that suits you, your values, and your personality, for this too, is important and needs your consideration. There are companies and programs being offered, where you supposedly, are not required to do anything to make money. My advice regarding these programs, you need to be VERY CAUTIOUS and search outrepparttar 117022 truth about each program.

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