Top 58 Most Creative Small Home Office-Organizing Ideas and DIY Projects
14 Sep

Top 58 Most Creative Small Home Office-Organizing Ideas and DIY Projects

Tips to keep your small home office organized and more efficient. Organizing is great. I mean, without it you have those episodes of never being able to find what you need or not knowing where to put things when you buy them. While there are tons of products that you can buy that are designed to help you to get your home organized, we like the DIY of doing things so we have a few ideas for organization tips that you can do yourself, from things around your home. For instance, have you ever thought of using an old tension curtain rod for a cabinet divider? How about keeping your pot and pan lids neatly organized with a magazine rack? There are ideas for attaching undershelves in cabinets so that you can make good use of all of your cabinet space. Let’s face it, there are never enough cabinets in the house, especially in a home office. There are organization tips that you can do yourself for every room in your house. They will help you to get your home office more organized and have more space and free time to enjoy. Attach Shoe Holders to Cabinets For Extra Storage Space. It will hold many home office items that you use frequently such as paper clips, rubber bands, post it notes and more. Make Sure to Repurpose Everything (paint cans, tins, mason jars, and plastic containers) for Future Home Office Storage Usage. Just decorate them with some paint or wrapping paper to dress them up. Read the whole article here  

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Decorating and Organizing Office Space Ideas
11 Sep

Decorating and Organizing Office Space Ideas

Most of us have a home office of sorts these days… whether you actually work at home or just use your spot to pay bills and coordinate your family, home office organization can make or break your space. Trust us, nothing makes your day come to screeching halt faster than not knowing where your most important documents are, right when you need them. Or knowing who gets the kids to what, and when. Or just working in a space that doesn’t leave you feeling cluttered! Here are some clever, easy and space saving DIY home office organizing ideas for you to use to create a space that works for you, not against you. Diane from ‘In My Own Style‘ had a perfect solution to messy office drawers. She made these DIY drawer dividers from inexpensive materials, and what a difference! Easy tutorial! This DIY desk organizer from ‘PoppyTalk‘ is made from birch plywood. We love the clean look of this project, it has a Scandinavian feel to it. The chalkboard is a perfect addition! This idea below is a DIY project by ‘Freutcake‘… I love this tutorial because this DIY desk organizer was made with glass, not plastic, so it looks elegant. Easy, and you could paint them any color that works for your decor… This giant DIY chalkboard calendar from ‘HGTV’ would be perfect for keeping a home business running smoothly. You could do this with peel and stick chalkboard squares from the craft store too! Remember, always choose a home office organizing idea that solves solutions for you, not just because it looked cute at the store. 😉 Read the entire article here

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Ring Spotlight Cam vs. Ring Floodlight Cam: What’s the difference?

To help make working from home more efficiently. See who's at your front door before stopping work. Here's how to choose the right one for you. Ring makes some of the best outdoor home security cameras on the market, but with five models to choose from, the selection can be confusing. Watch the Video here Do you want the more powerful Floodlight Cam, or the less visually obtrusive Spotlight Cam? Should you go wired or battery? Is the solar panel a good option for the battery-powered model? The camera is the same in all of them, so there isn’t a difference in image quality, but there are considerations when it comes to night-time illumination and power source. We’ve tested them all and can guide you through these decisions. Ring Floodlight Cam Read TechHive's review This is the granddaddy of the range and it puts out some serious light: 1,800 lumens versus just 300 to 350 lumens on the other cameras. This is the model you’ll want if you need to cover a large area. The two LED lamps look like an old pair of motion security lights and you can think of this as the same sort of thing. It needs to be attached to a junction box mounted on your house or, ideally, embedded into the wall. Ring Spotlight Cam Battery This is the simplest of the Ring outdoor cameras and is powered by a rechargeable battery. The camera has slots for two batteries and each is said to last about six months with average use, so you won’t be changing them all that often. Because it’s battery powered you can mount it anywhere, but remember you will need to access it every so often to pull out and recharge the batteries. Don’t mount it in too difficult a place to...

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Best smart bulbs for your connected home
19 Jul

Best smart bulbs for your connected home

Best smart bulbs for your connected home Today’s smart bulbs are brighter and easier to control than ever, but choosing the right one for your environment remains a challenge. Smart light bulbs—LED-based bulbs that can be controlled by a hub or smartphone app—are no longer a new idea. What is new is how far this technology has come since its advent just a few years ago. Also new: Products like the Nanoleaf Aurora—a system of interlocking LED panels that let you decorate with light—fundamentally change the light-bulb concept. Smart LED bulbs aren’t quite a commodity, but they are getting close to maturity as far as the market goes (the Aurora being an exception). Today’s bulbs are more compact, much brighter, have better color representation, and, for the most part, feature control apps that do more than ever and are easier to set up. Prices have also come down, with some no-name color-tunable bulbs now available for less than $10 each. (Buyer beware: You get what you pay for.) Updated July 17, 2018 to add our opinion of the Sengled Element Color Plus Starter Kit, which consists of a ZigBee hub and two color-tunable LED smart bulbs. The primary appeal of this kit is that it's about $20 cheaper than the similar two-bulb Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit ($99 at Amazon). Philips, however, offers a much larger ecosystem of compatible smart bulbs and luminaires. White LED bulbs are smart, too With their rainbow of hues and myriad party tricks, color LEDs get all the press in the world of smart lighting. It’s fun stuff, but the reality is that most of us will rarely find much of a need to turn all the lights in the house blue or red—unless it’s time to celebrate our team winning the...

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13 Ridiculously Smart Home Office Desk Organization Ideas
11 Jul

13 Ridiculously Smart Home Office Desk Organization Ideas

When you have a job working at home and spend most of the time staying in your home office, you definitely want it to be as organized as it can. Here are some smart home office desk organization ideas. Having your home office desk organized well will help you to do a great job eventually. You can find anything you want without having to rampage your desk, looking for that one document you need. Here are some smart home office desk organization ideas I found on the internet and probably could cluttered-free your office. #1 Shelf to put your monitor on Having a shelf will save up some space on your desk, you can also put some box on the shelves for more organization via Apartment Therapy. You can buy a shelf like this to help you organize more. #2 Make a chest to store all your important document This is one smart solution for a cluttered free office desk. You can also make it into a couch that you can sit on via Martha Stewart. #3 Rolling Cart Don’t have a big table that corporate office have? Get organized with these rolling cart and store your office supplies via Clean and Scentsibles. #4 Under the desk I know how you feel when you see all those cables tangling and hanging around. This is a real eyesore for us to see. How about if you can organize it under your table? via Flikr. One thing you can add that will complete the cable organization is to label it with bread tag via Pop Sugar (picture on the top) or you can tape it with writeable washi tape via The Chic Site (picture on the bottom). #5 Label every document I always love labelling documents to keep it separate from the others especially important documents....

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Properly Place Hardware and Peripherals
08 Jun

Properly Place Hardware and Peripherals

Position your equipment by frequency of use. If the printer is used daily, it should be within easy reach. If the CPU is only accessed for troubleshooting, it can be placed under or next to the desk. If a scanner is rarely used, it can be placed outside the work area. When setting up hardware, be conscious of access to drives, trays and cords. Don't block access to drawers or take up leg room with tangled cords. Conceal Cables and Wires Professional organizer Tom Nevermann, The Moving Doctor, shares seven tips for containing unruly wires and caring for media and computer equipment. Fold mailing labels back on themselves around each cord and label the wire. Don't forget to label the cords that connect different components to each other, as well as the cord to the electric supply. Bundle like wires together to cut down on cord clutter. For example, keep computer speaker wires with stereo speaker wires. Use a surge protector for all delicate electronic equipment. Check the back to make sure it's UL listed and is a transient voltage surge protector. High-end protectors are built with replaceable fuses and will last longer than less-expensive models that might not work after a large surge. Used fabric softener sheets are the perfect lint and static-free rags for cleaning CDs and DVDs. Handle CDs by the rim to cut down on fingerprints. The backside of the CD carries the information and is the side that needs cleaning. Use the dryer sheet and stroke out to the edge from the center of the CD, instead of a circular motion. Stacking equipment makes the most efficient use of space in a media center or office space. Be careful not to stack any equipment with venting on the top (such as amps or satellite receivers)...

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5 Quick Tips for Home Office Organization
06 Jun

5 Quick Tips for Home Office Organization

Is your home office sharing space with the family or living room? Professional organizer Vicki Norris gives tips to help you organize your home office no matter what room it's in. Invest in Adequate Furniture Home offices need a clear work area, and that means providing adequate space for computer hardware and peripheral equipment, a spot for reference materials, file space and a location for frequently referenced supplies and paper. Make sure your office furniture provides ample space for work and storage. Establish Activity Centers The efficient office should be zoned into three activity areas: The Work Center, which includes a clear workspace, the computer and frequently-used office products. The Reference Center, which includes binders, manuals, dictionary and professional books and materials. The Supply Center, which contains office and paper supplies.Article Source

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Transform a plain wall into a faux brick wall
04 Jun

Transform a plain wall into a faux brick wall

Transform a plain home office wall into a faux brick wall with this great DIY hack. The Original Wall Stamp's BRICK Stamp is available! We are so excited for you to use this stamp and create that beautiful brick wall look you've always wanted. Faster than stencil more cost effective than wallpaper! Super Fast & Fun! In this example, Laurie chose to go with a traditional red brick look. Pay attention as she explains they way she mixes the paint! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGEKjEJumEI

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Countertop Storage Sale Up to 65% Off
01 Jun

Countertop Storage Sale Up to 65% Off

Through 6/3, head over to Wayfair to check out their Countertop Storage Sale! Shop storage baskets, food containers, canister sets, jars, stemware chests, and more! They’re on sale for Up to 65% Off, with deals from $4.99. Even better, you’ll score an extra 10% off your order as a new customer, making items as low as $4.49, wow! Here’s what to do: Click here to Wayfair Important: Enter your email address, press submit (existing customers skip this step) Check your email: the 10% off code should be in your inbox (new customers) Click Here for the Countertop Storage Sale Use your personal promo code (from email) to save an additional 10% Final Price: As low as $4.49

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New Routine for Organizing Your Home Office Work Space
21 May

New Routine for Organizing Your Home Office Work Space

Habits Organization Storage IdeasResearch shows it takes only 21 days to form a new habit. Get in the habit of putting things away for another day, use a tickler file for next day to-do items, store away items not used as much but still needed. Your home office is exposed to family and friends daily, so stay organized to avoid things getting lost or projects being touched by wondering hands. Your home office needs storage space, storage items, labeling and ways to keep track of projects in use. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZqscO28jK0

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Home Office Organization Tips
18 May

Home Office Organization Tips

Desk Organization - Chairs - Desktop Lighting Workflow Making the most of you home office space. From quality office furnishings, to desk space organization, this video will help guide you for best practices. Home offices need organized because they are exposed to guests and family on a daily basis. Cubicles Plus Office Furnishings can help with everything from chairs to pencil cup holders. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXmGDN_AjUs

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Home Office Storage Ideas
16 May

Home Office Storage Ideas

Watch this video for 50 home office storage ideas for small spaces. We’ll show you a bunch of cool storage ideas to organize all these documents, files, books and other paper. If you’re working from home then organizing a home office is probably the most important task you have. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00RveRr_4r0

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Ergonomics in the workplace
19 Feb

Ergonomics in the workplace

There are three components primary that address ergonomics in the workplace: 1 Task chair 2 Adjustable height monitor arm 3 Fully adjustable keyboard tray Often when addressing ergonomics, one can go back to the old joke about the patient at the doctor’s office. The doctor raises his left arm and asks the patient “does it hurt when you do this?” The patient says “yes – exactly!” Without missing a beat the doctor says “then don’t do that!” Many ergonomic problems are caused by not having a workstation that is correctly set up for the individual user. The personal computer is the number one piece of office equipment that has created present day ergonomic challenges. The typical office worker spends over half of their time in front of a computer screen. Repetitive motions can cause stress and strain to many body components; eyes, neck, wrists, lower and upper back to name several. Ergonomics brings many of these factors into balance. The idea is to have all these physiological components in neutral positions. TASK CHAIR. Proper ergonomics all start with the task chair. The task chair is the most important component of ergonomics. It should be completely adjustable so the user is sitting in a comfortable and neutral position. Feet should be positioned flat on the floor. The back height and tilt angle should be adjusted so there is ample lumbar support for the lower back. Adjustable arms should be in a position that support the forearms so they are parallel to the ground or at a slightly negative tilt relative to the keyboard tray. The wrist positions should then follow suit to the negative tilt of the forearms. The user should now be sitting in an upright and neutral position (Remember when Mom always told you to “sit up straight” at the...

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Chair Mat Casters
19 Feb

Chair Mat Casters

Think you need a chair mat on your tile floor, hardwood floor, or concrete floor? You don’t! IT’S YOUR CHAIR CASTERS! Most office chairs come standard with a 2” diameter hard plastic wheel. These wheels are designed for a typical office setting where commercial low-pile carpet is glued directly onto a concrete floor. However, with the introduction of hard floor coverings in the office place, these plastic casters don’t cut the mustard. They have a “crunchy” feel to them on concrete floors and can fail over time. On laminate and wood floors these casters can cause irreparable damage. The answer? CHANGE OUT YOUR CHAIR CASTERS! Many office chairs have interchangeable casters, and there are soft URETHANE casters now available for these types of floors. They are very smooth when rolling, and they don’t damage the floors. And there’s no need for a chair mat. SAVE YOUR MONEY! Call Cubicles Plus Office Furnishings to get your replacement set of casters. 352-504- 3800

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Task Chairs for Home and Office
06 Feb

Task Chairs for Home and Office

There are three main types of office chairs: task chairs, mid-back chairs, and executive chairs. Task chairs are small, usually armless, and meant for shorter use; mid-back chairs are larger, have arms, and are more ergonomic with good back support for longer use; and executive chairs are generally the plushest and most ergonomic with the fullest back support. While desk jobs have traditionally meant sitting in a chair for hours on end, studies have shown that a healthier option is actually a standing desk. How To Choose Between Task, Mid-Back, & Executive The type of chair that will best suit your needs usually depends on these factors: Length of use: Do you need a chair for a full eight-hour workday (or more), or will you only use it for a few hours in the evening? Generally, task chairs are not intended to be used for more than four hours at a time. Executive chairs and ergonomic mid-back chairs, on the other hand, can keep you comfortable for 6-8 hours or longer. Work environment: Do you generally sit stationary at your computer, or do you move around your desk a lot? If you work a lot with your hands, for example, then you probably want a chair without armrests since these could get in your way of your movement. However, if you sit in the same position for several continuous hours, then consider a full-back executive chair with lumbar (lower back) support. Space restrictions: Mid-back and executive chairs can be heavy, wide, and tall. If you work in a smaller cubicle, you may be limited by the chair’s footprint. Task chairs, on the other hand, are compact and easy to fit into tighter spaces. Aesthetics workflow improvement employee productivity, cross-departmental team development breakdown of barriers between management and the rank-in-file. At Cubicles Plus, we...

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They’re not just for “Dilbert” anymore

Cubicles (a.k.a. modular workstations OR panel systems) have come a long way since their conception in the late 1960’s. Initial design objectives of the cubicle were determined by a growing corporate America mostly concerned with maximizing ratios between employee count and square footage of office space. The cubicle has changed dramatically in the last 10 years. The cubicle now meets many workplace objectives including: Aesthetics Work flow improvement Employee productivity and efficiency Employee moral Employee retention Cross-departmental team development Breakdown of barriers between management and the rank-in-file At Cubicles Plus, we focus on meeting all of these objectives for each and every project. We are committed to solving your workspace challenges and creating a win-win solution for employees, owners, and managers. Investing in cubicles is not the least expensive option. However, cubicles provide the best value in the 3-5 year picture for any thriving mid-sized company. Keeping this in mind, the philosophy of Cubicles Plus is to meet all your workplace needs through innovative design, layout, furniture components, fabrics, materials, and color selection.

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Ergonomics doesn’t have to be complicated

Over the last ten years, ergonomics has become a subject of great interest in the corporate world. Employees with poorly designed workstations and office furniture often suffer from avoidable lost-time work related maladies. These include neck strain, headaches, eye strain, carpal tunnel, and lower back pain. There are several preventative expenditures for employers who face challenges in the area of ergonomics. ERGONOMICS 1001 – Preventative Basics 1. QUALITY TASK SEATING FOR ALL EMPLOYEES. Active ergonomic task chairs will have several adjustment features; specifically seat height, arm height, back height (or adjustable lumbar), back tilt, and seat pan tilt. 2. ARTICULATING KEYBOARD TRAY. The ideal position of a computer keyboard is in a user’s lap and in the negative tilt position. This allows for a completely relaxed wrist and forearm position, which eliminates muscle strain that can lead to more serious injuries. An articulating keyboard tray should slide in and out, be height adjustable between 25” and 32”, and have tray tilt capabilities. 3. PROPER COMPUTER MONITOR HEIGHT. Computer monitor height should be such that the user does not need to move his/her eyes up or down, nor tilt their head up or down when sitting in their most natural position. A phone book often will suffice to achieve the desired monitor height, but several products are available for superior aesthetics. When meeting these criteria in an employee’s work area, ergonomics is rather simple. Many problems and work loss issues can be avoided. However, if physical injuries have already occurred, these individuals should seek treatment by medical professionals. Cubicles Plus has products to assist you with all of your ergonomic challenges.

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