This is a guest post by Emily Johnson, who has produced an awesome infographic with some great ideas on organizing your home workplace Organization. A topic that I find very interesting, as someone who’s worked from home for the past 25 years.
The Modern Rules of Home Workplace Organization
Being a reader of this blog, you must be fond of writing; therefore, it is high on your list. When it comes to writing process, productivity boost is a must.
Here’s the deal: your workplace impacts not only your productivity but creativity as well. Being inspired by the visual guide about writing workplace organization, we’ve made the list of modern rules for a writer to read and save.
- Keep your writing desk clean;
- Hide extra stuff into lockers;
- Use modern gadgets;
- Decorate your desk with live plants;
- Select the right color for your workplace walls;
- Find a place to relax;
- String inspirational paintings/quotes;
- Provide a good illumination;
- Pick up a comfortable chair.
There are three main steps everyone should take:
Organize a writing desk
As soon as you clean it up, you will see your productivity boost! Don’t hesitate to get rid of all drafts, notes, and books you don’t use daily.
Create two zones
Be sure to have two zones in your workplace: computer and non-computer ones. Make a corner for inspiration in a non-computer zone: string paintings, put favorite books, and relax.
Take care of your health
If you want to make your workplace comfortable, you need to pick up an ergonomic chair and mini elliptical trainers. It is the way to stay healthy, as you can reduce a risk of different diseases.
A successful writer is creative and productive, so don’t hesitate to organize your workplace to see its impact on your writing process.
Who is Emily Johnson?
Emily Johnson is a passionate blogger at OmniPapers who shares tips and tricks with fellows, helping them improve writing skills.
You are always welcome to contact her at Google+.
Wow, I have nearly everything on the checklist, including a damn near perfect match to that blue. However, no the elliptical. Exercise is happening on the inside. 🙂
Ha ha – that’s the best kind 😀
I do tidy my desk yet fill it rather quickly as the day goes on!
Sigh… I know what you mean…
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I do the green tea, but my desk and laptop are glorious shiny red! And they make me feel happy to sit down with them! I don’t do quiet pastels. The wall is aubergine. I love that too. My desk sits directly in front of a window into my garden. I figured the best way to be comfortable when writing is to surround myself with things I love and make me feel happy.It works for me. Oh, and I am very close to the coffee machine, very important! I’d love to get one of those elliptical things, though…
The key words here are, “it works for me” 😀
My workplace is where my laptop lies… yes, I need to organise 🙂
You’re hardly alone 😀
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More helpful/needful information from Nicholas Rossis. I don’t know how he finds this information and the graphics, but I’d like to print them all out and put them in a notebook with plastic sleeves. Thanks, Nicholas.
Thanks for sharing these great tips. The hardest part is keeping the desk clear, lol. 🙂
Lol absolutely 😀
My writing room is now occupied by a cat who arrived in the household unexpectedly last spring, so there is a certain fuzziness about the place. I’m good at keeping the desk orderly, and there are a few plants on the window ledge, but otherwise… Well, maybe a good vacuuming would help, but I don’t think I’m going to redecorate. Good points to aim for, however (and the word “cerebration,” which appears in the bit about the desk lamp, is a definite bonus.
A certain fuzziness is never a bad thing 😀
Love the infographic! Lots of great ideas. The only thing that made me laugh was the standing desk, because the woman standing at it is wearing heels, which is the farthest thing from ergonomic I can think of, lol.
Lol – it was probably a nod to all the men out there 😉
Of course, I’m that weird guy who hates heels. Figures…
I’m pretty good on everything but the exercise. Errgh. I keep saying, “as soon as this draft is done.” But then there’s another draft! And then there’s another book….
Sigh… I know what you mean. But we do walk a lot!
I play with the grandboy, but I don’t know if once a week is enough. The treadmill calls….
I love the elliptical devise under the chair. I have two elliptical machines in my office. Nicknamed “the beasts.”
Lol – now I want to see the photos 😀
I should really bookmark this for when I get a desk . . . and a chair . . . and an office. :/
Ah, a virtual vagabond :b
If only it was virtual. Very much a physical situation that forces me to flip the mattress every month.
Erm, I’m not sure I want to ask…
Just that I’m sitting in the same spot all the time and mattresses have more give than solid chairs.
Doesn’t your back hurt after a while? I just can’t write in bed.
I shift positions a lot and walk around every 10-15 minutes while keeping my brain on the scene. Or I move to sit on the floor with the laptop on the bed. It’s actually my legs cramping up that’s the bigger problem.
I can imagine!
As I share her surname, I have to agree that Emily has given some good tips. I had a look at the list, and ‘qualify’ for some of it.
Room sorted with neutral colours
Light sources adequate
(Reasonably) tidy desk
First-rate writing chair (A gift from my wife)
Space away from the computer to think (But not that much space, it’s a small room)
I have no plants, as I would have to try to keep them alive
I have no prints, photos, or inspirational quotes displayed, as I am sure that they would distract me.
Thanks, Emily, and you too, Nicholas.
Best wishes, Pete.
Sounds like you’re in a pretty nice writing place 🙂
I love the idea of having computer and non computer zones. My desk is in my bedroom and tends to get overwhelmed.
I used to do that, but could neither work, nor sleep properly 🙂
It’d a case of needs must for me, but I have a cunning piece of furniture that looks like a normal chest of drawers when closed. Going to keep it for non computer stuff though.
What’s non-computer stuff?
My writing space at home looks like the refuse tip at Lower Ince. I have to go out to write.
I doubt you’re the only one 😀
This great, full of good ideas.
Thanks! Yes, there are some pretty good ones there. Now, to implement them… 🙂
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Taking notes already…
Great advice! Unfortunately I fail at all of the things on this list!
Lol – you and me both 😀
I really need the place to relax.
Ooops, correct. I really need the time to relax 😉