The time has come to reorganize my working space so that it not only functions more effectively but is inviting to spend time in. I am particularly lucky to have taken over the room with the best view of our garden!! I overlook magnificent 80 year old maples and elms which I expect any day will start to turn for autumn and put on the usual spectacular display of colour.
I have to say that I do relish the thought of those bookshelves full of coordinating files and binders…..magazines perfectly filed in date order….you have the picture!!
However before I get to the fun bit there are certain tasks which I guess take priority –
create a clean space to work on by filing into binders, storage boxes or magazine holders any superfluous documents, stationary, pens, pencils etc
simple document trays allow you to keep in sight current items that you are dealing with, working on or referring to
if you are a visual person, a white board or planner would be helpful on a nearby wall beside or in front of your work space
assess whether additional shelving is necessary…those piles on the floor just don’t work
if your desk chair isn’t as good as it could be now is the time to start looking and trying out new ones…..you spend a lot of your day in this chair so it isn’t worth creating posture problems
good lighting is essential and task lighting is easily introduced with an adjustable lamp
An ordered and calm space can only inspire creative thinking!!!