by Susan Caplan McCarthy
You might not have a spare room in your home to dedicate as your home office; however, this doesn’t mean that you’re doomed to disorganized files and the inability to locate your stapler. You can either set up a corner of a room or a closet as your office space or you can create a portable home office that moves around your home.
The advantage of creating a portable office for your home is that you are dedicating a space for keeping things like pens, scissors, paper clips, staplers, mail that requires action, and files. Your portable office can sit in the corner of a room until you move it where you need it.
While a dedicated office space allows you to keep your computer, printer, current and past files, and office supplies all in one place, a portable home office will consist of a mobile unit and a stabile unit.
How to Set Up a Portable Home Office
Some things to consider when creating a portable home office: do you need to move your files or just your office supplies? How far do you need to move the items?
Create a Command Center for Things You Don’t Need to Move
Whether you use a lap desk, a tackle box-style container, or another type of desk organizer, make certain that you keep all your supplies together – highlighters, pencils and pens, scissors, tape, stapler, paperclips, glue sticks, etc. Also, always park your portable office in the same place when you are finished using it so you can easily locate things like your office supplies when you need them.
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