When we first moved into our apartment, we decided that one room would be dedicated to our office. We didn’t quite know how we would be using it, so we stuffed two desks and some cabinets in it and hoped for the best. That system worked for us for a few years now.
Over time, we started using our office as a storage room as well. We’ve added more cabinets, a litter box, and more clutter. We went from having an office that two people could work in into an office that could barely hold one person and a cat.
After we returned from our honeymoon, we pledged to clean out our office and make it a usable workspace. It would be crucial that we do that because we are building small businesses, and need to have a dedicated workspace for tax purposes. We ended up giving away much of what was in there.
Now that we have a clean slate, we’re going to furnish our place to suit how we actually use it. We’re not going to go all out – we probably going to go to a Swedish modular furniture megamart to get a select few pieces.
In the long run, we think that spending a little money to have a more organized workspace that has atmosphere will help us to make more more in the future.
Photo from: LA Times Blog.