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Creating Office Space that Supports You

Guest Post by Amy Newton, Arranging Harmony

Whether you go in to an office or work from home, you want to ensure that your office space is supporting you. This can be achieved through a little re-arranging and a few other modifications.

Claim Your Space

If you work from home, do you have actual office space? By this I mean not having everything crammed at the end of your dining room table to be moved at dinner time. Have a dedicated space where your computer, files, and other office items can stay.

If you have an office space, does it function solely as your office, or is it also a laundry room, storage room, or guest room? Space can sometimes be limited, but try to carve out an area that is solely for focusing on and completing your work.

Furniture Position

The best position for your desk is to have a solid wall behind you when seated and to be able to clearly see the door to the room. You don’t want to be directly in line with the door, but you need to be able to see the door and who is entering the room.

Clear Your Space

It can be tough to keep your desk and area clear especially if you are moving quickly from project to project — or working on multiple projects at once. Take the time, though, even it is 15 minutes at the end of each day to clear the clutter, file, and get organized. Not only will this help you with the organization of your project files, but also space equals opportunity.

About the Author

Amy Newton is a Feng Shui consultant and owner of Arranging Harmony, LLC, in Loudoun County, Virginia. Arranging Harmony, LLC, provides Feng Shui consultations for homes and businesses.