G and I moved to Providence almost three years ago and it’s the first time in a long while, or really, ever in my adult life, that I have my own studio/office/work space. However, as we were under the impression that we were just in this apartment “temporarily,” I was loathe to do much to improve it. ”Why paint the walls if we’re just going to leave in a few months?”
But here we are, pushing three years and the walls are still a horrible, dingy shade of grey-green. And lately the piles of …everything…have multiplied so that I found myself walking in, head down, and then resolutely staring at the computer so I can’t see the mess around me. Not exactly a stress free work environment. But I’ve been working on it. (And spending too much time online obsessing over dream work-spaces.)
“Working Wednesdays” posts will be about freelancing, working from home, organizing tips, and yes, drool-worthy office spaces. Hopefully the ideas will not only be inspiring to you, but will result in a clean, happy office for me!
First up: To corral test prints, and the like, I put in a bunch of tacks and hung clips from them. A variation of this:
Except my prints are larger. Not the best permanent storage, but a great way to get working, or pieces of paper you need, up and out of the way. A couple variations:
image from Martha Stewart
Also works great for hanging kid’s art:
See? Less piles already!