a. lamp | b. office chair | c. rug | d. writing desk | e. label maker | f. scanner | g. echo for listen to podcasts | h. acrylic box to organize tile and fabric samples |
i. water bottle | j. business/computer bag
Once upon a time there was a creative gal that loves design and wants to establish a business to help other people love their homes too. She got the education she need to work in the state that she lives and now she is ready to order some business cards and start taking on clients. She does not want to work from the kitchen table with the burden of clearing it each night before dinner. Instead she wants to convert a small spare room to be her office... but where should she begin setting it up?
A lamp to see, a stylish chair to sit at in front of a desk to write or work at are a few basics at the top of the list. A cozy rug will ground the space and make it feel more comfortable too. Next she asked herself how she can start to get organized? It's amazing all the documents and little scraps of paper that can start to build up and it can overwhelm an office quickly. The scanner (f) in the gadget section above would be a great tool and its a portable tool you can bring to site meetings as well. She'll pair the acrylic boxes (h) with the label maker (e) to organize all kinds of samples. Should she store like items together, samples from a specific manufacturer, or a collection of samples related to one project? The options are endless.
Growing ones mind is also an important skill to sharpen. Having the echo (g) in the office to ask a quick measurement conversion question or listen to a great interior design mindful podcast like "A well designed business" will make the day feel more enjoyable.
Hoping the client calls will come quickly and often, she is always be ready to head out the door with a great business bag (j) filled with client consultation needs. A refillable water bottle (i) note pad, graph paper, pen, tape measure, paint fan deck and booties to cover your shoes in case of rain are few of the items hidden in the bag. A great motto is "Always be prepared".
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