Produced by Dara SamuelsonWritten by Susan Heeger
smell the roses and return phone
calls. Outfit your fair-weather
perch with things that keep
you on task, but with a lighter
heart. Use baskets to sort files,
wallpaper boring file cabinets,
stuff pencils in a sugar bowl.
You’re the boss here, after all.
worker more steadfast than this
multipurpose stand, with its arms
raised for anything that hangs?
We used clothesline to secure
color-mad woven bins to it. Their
deep sides support flexible file
folders. In a temporary space,
where storage is problematic, this
rack keeps clutter off the ground.
office shouldn't put you to sleep,
especially if it’s outside. Zippy
yellow wallpaper is one cure
for the common file cabinet.
Another is a fabric remnant (ours
is a cotton-linen blend in sky
blue) that glues on easily with a
multipurpose adhesive spray.
round and rowdy, come in
carnival colors, and work indoors
or out. Crafted of lightweight
plastic and aluminum, they're a
snap to steal for a picnic when
not cradling an important client
(aka your lounging husband).
Stop to smell the
flowers in every way you can;
an office chair with blooming
summer beds can be of figurative
help. Its bright petals and bold
pattern fit the scene you’re
setting, alive with the freshness
of a garden.
desk with uncommon ways to
keep it neat. Swap-meet and
hand-me-down bowls and
glassware hold pens and paper
clips like pros, without making
you seem too tightly wound.
postcards, baby pix and other
desktop debris rise to another
level when you clip them to
a repurposed jewelry stand.
Clothespins keep everything
in place until a new memento
Prices and other details were accurate when we published this article.
October 05, 2011 2:09 PM
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You've given me some ides as to how I can improve my work place! Only problem would be having a tendency to not work and daydream! You've made it to relaxing for me!
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