Because my business in almost completely online, I have not needed that much space for my home office. Basically, until recently, my home office has consisted of my favorite overstuffed chair, a matching ottoman to hold my laptop and my notebinder, and a small basket to hold my hole punch and pens. As ListPlanIt has grown, I have begun to need a space with a little more room, and space where I could get away from the hubbub of the house and concentrate on what needs to be done. I now have a new office area in my home. I am utilizing vertical space, which I love. Here are some things from the Container Store that I have either begun to use in my office, or have added to my Items Needed page.
elfa office system – I had come across elfa on the web and it truly made an impression on me. I loved that it had a larger board for the lower shelf that a person could use as a desk. I couldn’t find that with any other system. elfa’s reviews were outstanding. I knew when the time was right, this would be the system I went with – and I’m glad I did. It was so easy to install. They thought of everything.
Stockholm Office Storage Boxes – These stylish boxes are perfect for stacking, storing, sorting, and saving everything from our own office needs to our children’s artwork to family documents.
Bisley 5-Drawer Cabinets – These have some of my favorite features: drawers for easy access, convenient size, pretty color choices, and tabs for clear communication of the contents of each drawer.
Posy Desktop Photo & Memo Holder – I love this little multi-tasker. It is both a desk decoration (because even though we are working, we still want it to be pretty), and a place to put random bits that you might want in plain view for a little while.
Page Ups – I love these little things! They work perfectly for holding up a sheet of paper from which you need to work. Particularly if you need both hands to type or write.
Bulletin & Magnetic Board– Because sometimes you want to use a magnet to prevent damage and sometimes you want to use a pushpin to take up less space, this magnetic bulletin board allows you to do both!
Stacking Desktop System – Again, with utilizing the vertical space, I love that you can taylor these components to stack on top of each other. They are clear and will fit with any color scheme.
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