Tips for Designing a Home Office

Written by June Campbell

Setting up a home office that will enhance productivity while offering comfort isn't as simple as it sounds. Many home workers juggle and struggle to determinerepparttar best setup for their needs.

Think Comfort Studies show that efficiency decreases when we are uncomfortable. Lesson to be learned: don't sacrifice comfort for beauty when selecting your furnishings.

Use Mobile Furniture Reduce grunt work. Few of us enjoy an hour spent shoving and pulling a heavy filing cabinet from one side ofrepparttar 117829 room torepparttar 117830 other. Office furniture with wheels or similar mobility aids will make life much simpler. It's easy to set up, easy to rearrange, easy to move for cleaning or to retrieve lost items.

Remember to take accurate wall measurements before you go shopping for office furniture. Take wallboards, heating ducts and other such items into account.

Some manufacturers are making office furniture with adjustable surfaces so you can work either sitting or standing. Before buying, be sure your home office has adequate space for this feature.

Think Convenience How much fun will it be when you have to crawl under a desk on your belly to attach your new printer torepparttar 117831 back ofrepparttar 117832 computer? Computer makers don't make things easy for us, but with a little pre-planning, you can place your computer so you can actually get at those hookups when you need to.

Check Your Wiring Make sure your home's wiring is adequate to accommodate office machinery and various computer hookups. Ensure you that you can use three-pronged plugs to ground your equipment. Check for electrical hazards -- being especially cautious of hazards to children and pets.

Be Mindful of Wall Outlets and Phone Jacks Stringing a long cord acrossrepparttar 117833 living room and into your home office isn't a look that Martha Stewart would endorse. If your office area doesn't have outlets, you won't regretrepparttar 117834 cash it takes to have them installed.

Communicate Efficiently So, your best client phones with a big order but he can't get through because your kid is onrepparttar 117835 Internet!

On Dark Days

Written by Jenean Matthews

On Dark Days By Jenean Matthews

Most days we are excited byrepparttar prospect of prospering onrepparttar 117828 internet. We faithfully log on everyday and look to see if we have sales, fulfill those sales and spend some time promotingrepparttar 117829 business. Some days are better than others and some days arerepparttar 117830 absolute worst we believe we have ever experienced. Ifrepparttar 117831 worst days are limited to one every now and then we get past it and move on. But every once in a while we may go through a series of days that seem so dark that we may begin to lose hope that things will ever change. What do we do on dark days?

First and foremost, we must not lose site ofrepparttar 117832 totality of our lives. As dedicated as we are to our business venture, it shouldn't take up all of our time. This creates an imbalance. And when that thing that's too consuming begins to falter we may head into despair. We need balance.

On dark days it may be necessary to pull away fromrepparttar 117833 computer and do something else for a change. What about calling or visiting your family and friends who may have thought you have dropped offrepparttar 117834 face ofrepparttar 117835 earth. See how they are doing. Talk about everything butrepparttar 117836 business. Enjoy yourself!

On dark days take a walk inrepparttar 117837 park. Watch little children play. I truly believe they holdrepparttar 117838 keys to true happiness in this world. We should be more like them. Ifrepparttar 117839 sun is shining they bask in it. If it's raining outside they splash inrepparttar 117840 puddles. If it's snowing they build snowmen and make angels. Whatever life brings them they find joy in it. If life brings you dark days, find a way to experience joy inrepparttar 117841 midst of it.

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