Office Obstacles: Carve Out a Home Workspace

How to create a small, organized work station

By Kathy Barnes


You might not need a dedicated home office, but everyone needs a place to organize paperwork, plan a menu, and keep life organized. Here's how to carve out a work space in your home.

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Stampley Kitchen by Harte Brownlee & Associates

Problem: My kitchen is a clutter-catcher for forms and paperwork.

Solution: Allocate space for planning and organizing.

With more and more kitchens housing a home computer or a family calendar, it makes good sense to dedicate space for those items. Some kitchens include a planning desk, but if you don't have one, you can create a mini home office in a kitchen drawer. Stock important and often used files, office supplies—even a laptop—to keep things tidy.

Stampley Kitchen
by Harte Brownlee & Associates

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