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Buying a Home Office Laptop? 5 Top Picks
Review this selection of the best laptops for home offices and see which will suit your needs. Look for features that will let you accomplish your tasks.
The Top 5 Computers for the Home Office
Not every home office needs the same PC. Here are five PCs, from travel-friendly notebooks to powerful desktop workstations, for every need.
Buying a New Laptop? Read This First
Buying a new laptop can be a difficult and expensive decision. Here is the information you need to make sure you get the right hardware for your home office.
Design Your Dream Home Office with These 5 Tools
These online tools provide you with a way to test ideas without costing a fortune. You can play with layouts and see what will work for your home office.
5 steps to decluttering your office
Here's how to declutter your office in five simple steps.
Best Desktop Computers for Home Offices
Selecting a desktop computer for your home office provides many options for your to consider. Review this list of desktop computers to see which model may suit your needs best.
Cluttered Cable Wires? 5 Ways to Keep Them...
Disorganized piles of power, data and phones cables can becomes a visual blight in your home office. Here are five simple tips for getting your cables under control.
Arms on Home Office Chairs: Why Are They So...
You may not realize how important the arms can be on your home office chair and why find the right style of arms can be beneficial to you.
Common Problems with Home Office Chairs
When you run into a problem with your home office chair there may be an affordable solution other than replacing the chair and giving up the one you love.
Sample Home Office Layouts
Some sample home office layouts to help you create your own dream home office. Not all spaces are square and you may have to share your home office with another room. Use these examples of home office layouts to spark your creativity.
How to Create a Windows 7 Screen Resolution...
Create a Windows 7 shortcut for your Taskbar that lets you access the Control Panel's Screen Resolution window with a single click.
Before You Buy: Home Office Computers
What factors do you need to know before you buy a home office computer? Find out what specifications you should consider before purchasing.
Essential Software Programs for Your Home Office
Learn about the variety of software programs you may have to consider purchasing when you work from your home office. You may not need all these programs but you will need some and you must know what you are looking for and why you need that software.
5 Stylish Ways to Banish Ugly Cords
There are so many options for hiding, disguising, or transforming the cords that give power to your work. Good cords should neither be seen nor heard, they should just fuel your devices. Here are some of my favorite ways to transform those pesky necessities.
Design and Build a Home Office Desk: 6...
Get inspiration from these examples of DIY to create your own home office desk.
7 Home Office Desk Styles: Which Is Right for...
When you begin to look at home office desks you'll find that their styles vary and the functionality each style offers will vary as well. Learn more about the different styles of home office desks so that you can select the best home office desk suited to your needs.
Selecting a Home Office Chair Style
Finding the right chair for your home office begins with knowing what style of home office chair you need. Learn more about the styles of home office chairs that are available.
Getting Your Home Office Organized
Factors to consider when going to purchase a file cabinet for your home office.
Creating a Home Office in a Small Space
We may not always have a large room for our home office so here are some ideas that you can incorporate for small spaces for your home office.
Want Better Home Office Lighting? Check Out...
Proper lighting is a critical part of any home office.
Safety and Security for Home Office Documents
A variety of 4 drawer vertical file cabinets to consider for your home office.
Improving Posture with a Kneeling Chair
An overview of available kneeling chairs to help improve the ergonomics of your home office.
Purchasing a Laptop
If you are looking at purchasing a laptop as either your primary computer or as an additional computer then there are several factors you need to thing about. Learning about the different features each style of laptop offers and what features are necessary for your to work will enable you to make the best decision.
DIY: Cork-Board Creativity for your Home Office
In an office space, your cork-board shouldn’t be boring. In fact, there are a lot of creative and easy ways to transform these boards that will make an impact in your office space. Whether you use the boards as an inspiration board or as a place to keep track of your to-do list, cork-boards are an easy and cost effective way to stay organized in your office.
10 Things to Ask Before Designing a Home Office
If you are planning to create your own home office, there are some important factors that you need to consider before you even begin to design your home office. Learn what these factors are and learn how you can create your ideal home office.
Chair Mats for Home Office Carpets
A chair mat on a carpeted floor not only provides protection for your carpet but allows you to move more easily around your home office.
5 Copper Accessories Every Home Office Needs
Everyone has their favorite color and their favorite pattern. My most current obsession is copper and regardless if you love the color or not, you can make it go with almost anything! The copper trend has been increasingly popular and it's not slowing down any time soon. I know what you're thinking: Copper is so bright.
Corner Desks
A corner desk for your home office can provide you with the best balance of work space and storage. If you don't have a lot of room to work with in your home office, then a corner desk style may be the ideal solution for your home office.
Chair Mats for Home Office Hardwood Floors
If you have a hardwood floor in your home office then you want to do everything that you can do to protect that flooring from damage. A hardwood chair mat will also provide you with a better surface for moving around your home office.
Building Your Home Office Chair
Here are the steps to building your home office chair. It doesn't take long to assemble a home office chair but it does require patience.
How to create the perfect mood board
I believe that even the self-described least creative people can incorporate a mood board into their office's design scheme: it's all a matter of figuring out how to pick a style that works best for you.
Preventing Damage to Your Laptop
Here are 9 common sense tips to practice weekly to ensure that you are using your laptop safely and preventing damage.
How to pick the best desk for your office needs
When we're office furniture shopping, we have to consider our actual needs when it comes to picking out furniture. Desks are not one-size-fits-all, and trying to guess which one has everything we need is a feat in and of itself.
10 Things to Know Before Designing a Home Office
A lot goes into successful home office design. These are 10 things to consider before you get started if you're looking to build the ideal workspace.
Why Your Home Office Needs a Chalkboard Wall
Have an empty wall you don’t know what to do with? Well, I have the perfect solution. Chalkboard paint! Not only is it super easy to do yourself and budget-friendly, it makes a major impact in a home office.
How to Make Your Temporary Cubicle Feel Like Home
Are you dreaming of that corner office with those large windows? Do you have the cubicle blues? Just because you are using a temporary cubicle doesn’t mean you can’t make it personal and chic!
Martha Stewart Stack+Fit™ Desk Accessories
The Martha Stewart Stack+Fit™ Desk Accessories are an easy way to get your home office desk organized and stay organized. This sytem can grow with your needs and help keep you organized and working productively.
Before You Buy: A Home Office Desk
Let's look at some of the factors you need to consider before you buy a home office desk.
Lighting Your Home Office
Learn more about the different types of lighting that you have available for your home office so that you can work better.
How to Personalize Built Ins
Though they’re not as common in corporate office spaces (but that’s not to say they’re never there), the room you use as your home office could very likely have a built-in. For some, this is even more of a letdown since you usually have a bit more creative freedom in your home than in an externally owned space.
L-Shaped Desks for Home Offices
A selection of some of my favorite L-shaped desks for home offices.
Thinking Outside the Box for a Home Office Desk
Your choices for a home office desk don't have to be limited to the traditional style of desk, there are other alternative options which may work better in your home office. Review some of the different options available for home office desks.
DIY Mason Jar Pencil Holders
One of my favorites probably has to be the pencil holder just because of the millions of possibilities it has. I feel like every chic workspace you see on Instagram has a really fabulous one – it’s totally an essential for your office desk. You can buy one, repurpose another item as one, or my personal favorite option, DIY one. I’m not into the major price tags that some of them carry – after all, it’s just a glorified cup!
Get Your Smart Phone Working for You
Using your smart phone can help you get things accomplished from a variety of locations. Learn more about smart phone apps that will help you work better in your home office.
Hands-On Home Office: Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500...
The Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 is an impressive, compact, sheetfed scanner that can turn piles of unruly paper into fully searchable PDFs.
Alternative Photo Displays for the Office
There are so many other options to displaying pictures than basic frames on your desk or hung on a wall (much as I love a good gallery wall). In fact, I’ve seen lots of awesome offices that don’t have a frame anywhere in sight! If you’re on the hunt for a way to customize your office while adding some serious style, look no further.
Why Every Room Needs a Statement Piece
When you think of statement piece, you're probably think of that bold and unique necklace in your jewelry box, or those bright, flashy, 5 inch heels (I know you all have a few). One of the first thing that comes to mind is fashion. What you wear is like artwork on a blank canvas, and the same goes for any room in your home.
How to Clean out your Office without Going Crazy
You should never go into any task without having at least a semi-specific goal. “Clean out your office” can mean five different things to five different people. Do you want to sort through the files that have been sitting in your drawer for the past two years?
Perfect closet offices
If you've got a spare closet (or one that isn't being utilized to its fullest potential), it could make the perfect home to your office-away-from-the-office workspace.
Before You Buy: a Home Office Chair
Looking at home office chairs can be overwhelming and you need to know what factors to consider before you purchase your chair for your home office. Learn more about buying a home office chair so that you select the right one for you.
Solid Wood
Definition of solid wood. Solid wood can be used to make desks, cabinets and other useful home office furnishings.
Desks Under \$150 for Your Home Office
Here is a selection of home office desks that are under $150. These home office desks provide functionality and work well in smaller spaces.
Texture, oh my! Decorating your office with...
From maple to cherry wood, I love the earthy and rustic vibe that these textures add in a space. Here are tips and tricks on how to use it in your office space.
5 Awesome Trends that will Upgrade your Office...
You've just walked into your office and it looks very… functional. But it's missing something. It looks pretty nice but just doesn't have the classy, elegant, and expensive feel. You wanna turn it into an office designer's workspace without having to buy expensive office furniture or artwork. Don't get stuck with just a working office so here's a list of 5 trends that'll not only upgrade your office space but make you feel like a million bucks:
Seven Ways to Make Your Office Prettier
After what seems like the longest summer in recent history, Fall has finally sprung and winter is fast approaching. It’s finally time to pile on a few layers and spruce up your space for the colder months. Here are seven of my favorite ways to make your office prettier this season
Create your own planner
You know what they say, if you want something done…do it yourself! If you’re cost-conscious and as particular as me when it comes to selecting an agenda, I’ve got some great DIY tips for creating your own planner that suits your own tastes perfectly.
Managing Pets in the Home Office
Studies have shown that pets offer proven health benefits, including helping reduce symptoms of stress. Here are some things to consider if you want to open your home office to a pet.
Highlighting your Office Focal Point
Well-designed spaces usually have a definite focal point around which the rest of the room is arranged – it’s basically the center of attention. Here's how to highlight your office focal point, tips and tricks from the office stylist herself.
Height Adjustable Desks
Height Adjustable Desks
How to incorporate any color in your office, no...
I've talked to people who get bummed out because they're under the impression that their favorite color
Creating a Clean Look
Creating a minimalist styled home office can help you become more focused and productive.
5 Fun + Functional "Office Warming" Gifts
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The Essentials For Your Office Desk
Your desk space is an important area of your office. Try to keep the decorations and the clutter to a minimum. This will increase your productivity tremendously and for more tips on bringing style to your desk, home office or workspace, keep following along here on about.com.
Home Office File Organization Made Easy
A 2 drawer filing cabinet is an excellent addition to any home office and provides you with a secure method of keeping your work safe and out of harms way.
5 Office Hacks That Could Change Your Work Life...
Office Lifehacks: Tips and tricks to hack your way into a better office + work life.
5 Ways to Glam up your Desk
Here are a few ways at making your desk more GLAM.Too many people leave their desks barren and devoid of fabulousness. Just because you meet deadlines while you’re there doesn’t mean your desk can’t look chic.
Creative Ways to Display Flowers in the Office
There is no better feeling than receiving a large bouquet of flowers from a loved one. Although I may not always be the biggest fan of flowers, I do love the look of fresh blooms in an office. Displaying an arrangement of flowers at your desk can add a pop of color and dimension to your space.
Getting a Different View on Your Work
Using a recessed monitor desk can help ease neck pain and potentially reduce the risk of strain to your neck and back. Get a new perspective on how this alternative style of desk may help you.
My Main Home Office Equipment
Here is a listing of my main home office electronics and the gear that I use the most on a daily basis.
Wireless Keyboards for Your Home Office
The keyboard that may come with your desktop computer may not always be the best style to suit your work needs and here are a selection of wireless keyboards to help you stay productive and work more ergonomically.
Clients and Co-Workers in Your Home Office
When you make the decision to have guests such as clients or co-workers into your home office, you not only are allowing them into your work space but your home. You need to have your home office and the rest of your home prepared for these visitors and ensure that everything is safe and your visitors are protected as well as protecting the privacy of your home.
The Many Uses of Post It Notes-Creative ways to...
I know that there are a ton of apps, computer programs, and electronic substitutes that could technically do the same job as a post-it, but for me, nothing works quite as well as writing something down by hand and really seeing it in front of you – not just on a screen. Read on for a list of the many uses of post-it notes.
How to Make a Dark Office Work
While a lot of people like the look of a dark office, they find them too difficult to design. However, I've got some great, simple tips to follow for how to make a dark office work.
Preparing Your Home Office for Emergencies
A selection of corded phones for your home office so that you can stay connected to co-workers and clients in any situation.
Best Spray Paint Crafts
If you're at all familiar with the DIY world, you know all about the transformative power of spray paint.
Ergonomics for Your Laptop
If you use a laptop in your home office, then using a laptop stand is a wise idea. It creates a more ergonomic way to use your laptop and provides you with the ability to work in comfort anywhere you like.
Become More Mobile in Your Home Office
A laptop cart can be very useful as it allows you more freedom in your home office and even within your home. Maybe it's time to sit in a more comfortable chair and be a part of things while you work.
How to have a chic gold office
Gold is the ultimate accent color in any space. It brings an element of luxury, glamour and style to an otherwise dull office setting - literally.
Desk stains got you down? How to cover up those...
We have all experienced that moment of sheer irritation when your hot coffee mug leaves a bad water ring on your office desk. It feels like the universe is punishing you for starting your morning with a hot caramel macchiato at your office desk, instead of drinking it in the kitchen.
How to Make your Office Feel more Like Home
How to Make your Office Feel more Like Home- The trick is to keep your traditional office structure and incorporate certain elements that warm up a space. Here are my favorite tips on how to make your office feel homier.
Fast and Easy Office Updates
There are a ton of easy ways to change up your office that don't take up much of your precious time, and have still have a big impact on your space.
Pretty Palettes: Decorating your WorkSpace With...
Pastels are a favorite for lots of people and when it comes to designing your office space, there are several ways to do it. Here are a few tips, tricks and how-tos when it comes to designing your space with pastels.
Stylish File Solutions for Your Home Office
A sampling of some of the 2 drawer lateral file cabinets available for your home office.
Alternative Solutions to Painting your Office
You don’t need to be Martha Stewart to successfully execute these ideas, I promise. All you need is some creative vision and some patience, and maybe an extra hand or two. Forget the traditional route of paint cans and rollers – there are more exciting things in store!
Design cheats for super small spaces
These days, the story of a lot of interior decor is so much design, so little space. While small rooms can seem like a prison sentence for design aficionados, the challenge of fitting what's necessary in a limited area can actually lead more impressive spaces than those with larger rooms.
5 Habits of the Successful Home Office
Working from a home office is fraught with risk. Here are five tips for improving your home office health and productivity.
Additional Protection for Your Home Office
There are additional items you need to protect in your home office and there are a variety of products available to help you protect the investments you have made in your home office. You shouldn't forget that your computer, desk and even the floor need protection.
Desktop Scanners for Your Home Office
Having a dedicated desktop scanner can help you work more efficiently in your home office.
3 Work from Home Traps to Avoid
Oh the magical land of working from home! Of waking up when you want to, doing what you want, working on what you want and basically it's like being home alone as a teenager. Or is it? There are so many misconceptions about working from home and that's generally what people see. If you tell someone you work from home they think you've hit the lotto.
Protecting Your Home Office Electronics
Prevent damage and loss of data in your home office by having and using surge protectors. It's an easy way to protect your valuable home office electronics.
Transforming your wall with a unique gallery wall
In an office, wall space is prime real estate. It is an opportunity to incorporate your own personal style by using artwork or bold accent wall colors-here are some tips and tricks.
VoIP Creates Ways to Stay Connected Economically
VoIP can also be used for voice mail and fax mail applications, reducing the need to print documents or have access to email applications.
Better Living Through Portable Apps
Portable applications offer flexibility and big cost savings over commercial software.
How to decide if a design trend is worth it
I have to have an ever-changing office decor - but that doesn't mean I do an office overhaul once I spot a new trend I like. Following some guidelines can ensure you have a trendy office without that looming guilty feeling that comes later.
Make Sure Your Home Office is Safe for Your Pet
Getting a new pet and allowing it access to your home office may require you to re-organize your way of working in order to make sure your pet and you can be safe in your home office.
Free ways to redo your office
Since I spend my days pining over amazingly fabulous offices on Pinterest and Instagram that are far beyond my means, I totally understand the dilemma of wanting to have a great office space but not having the budget to spare for some serious updates.
Alternatives to Book Shelves for your Home Office
Traditional bookshelves offer lots of uses aside from book storage, but most people can’t afford to spare that valuable real estate for anything other than books! Fortunately for those pining after larger offices, I’ve got a few solutions that at least placate your bookshelf envy.
Trends in the Office: What’s Hot,...
Designing your home office with trends from the runway, what NOT to do and what to do. Sometimes a passé trend, like a bad employee, just has to go when it’s not pulling its weight. But don’t worry: I’ve rounded up the five must-know trends for this season
Pests in Your Home Office
Keeping pests out of your home office can be easy if you are vigilant from the start. If you happen to have an invasion of pests despite your best efforts - there are ways to clean up and rid yourself of these pests in your home office.
My Tips On Staying Productive In Your Home Office
However, over the years, I have come up with little tricks that have helped me to stay more focused whenever I work from home. So, the next time you find yourself unable to get any work done in your home office, consider these tips.
Five Questions: GeekDesk Founder Donovan McNutt...
More and more home office workers are adopting standing desks as a way to reduce repetitive strain and improve productivity. A leading provider of convertible standing desks offers his insight.
How to NOT burn out when working from home
Burning out is something everyone who works from home or owns their own company is familiar with. It's where you've finally hit your limit, said yes to WAY too much and not enough down time. The thing is, people who work from home suffer from burn out more often than those who don't. Why?
Living a Healthier Way
You can improve your health and ensure that you stay fit even when you work from your home office. It means taking charge and taking time away from your desk but the results are worth it.
A Better View of Your Work
There are times when working in your home office that you will require task specific lighting so that you can work better and keep your eyes healthier.
3 Ways to Pet Proof your Home Office
You've heard the term baby proofing but something new to me is pet proofing. I haven't thought about it before until recently (read the story here) and so I thought it's time everyone jump on the pet proofing band wagon. Whether you have a dog or cat, any pet that's allowed to roam your house freely; you need to pet proof your home office.
Specialty Printers for Your Home Office
You may require a printer than is capable of wide format printing or high quality photo printing for your home office.
Best Laser Printers for Your Home Office
An overview of the top laser printers for home offices.
How to get your office ready for Spring!
Just think of how reluctant you can be to get out of bed on a rainy day. That’s why it’s super important to brighten up your surroundings as much as you can, regardless of how accurately it matches what’s outside. Here are my top tips for getting your office ready for spring.
Definition of Particleboard
Definition of particleboard. Home Office.
Additional Seating for Your Home Office
Having extra seating available for your home office is a nice way to make guests feel more welcome. There are a variety of styles to match your home office decor or match the style of your home office.
Bar Cart Trend: The Essentials for your Home...
Adding a bar cart in your home office is the perfect solution to incorporate form and function! Bar carts are growing more popular and can make your home office so much more fab! Let's be real, when you have visitors, the first thing that'll catch their eye is that totally glamorous bar cart. They're going to head straight for the pretty glasses, pop open the champagne, and pour themselves a full glass.
DIY Office Storage
Having a chic and organized office can come at quite the cost! Fortunately, I've got some great DIY office storage ideas that are equally as fabulous as they are functional.
Simple Office Additions that will Make Your...
Several offices and a lot of trial and error have shown me that though I may not control where I work or how much work I have, there are some items I can add to an office that can at least make the workday go smoother
How to style a record player
I love how vinyl records have made a resurgence in the past few years, and I especially appreciate all the modern ways to style something that was once exclusively considered an ancient artifact.
Your Favorite Companion: How To Make Your...
Whether you work at home or have pets at the office, you need to make a few adjustments to make sure both you and your pet are having a good working experience. A comfy pet is a happy pet, which doesn't leave room for accidents and pet related stress.
Three Reasons Why Your Home Office Needs Plants
Succulents, cacti, tillandsia, herbs: there is a plant for every home office worker’s taste. Not only do they look pretty, but they have TONS of health benefits that you may have not even known about. Looks good and makes you feel better? What more could you ask for in your office?
Customized Clipboard
Make your personalization mobile by emulating your office's design scheme onto a clipboard that you can take into meetings to show off your awesome style.
Wired Home Office Network
Wired routers are another option to consider for your home office network.
How to Add Sparkle to your Home Office
Let’s be honest, what women (sorry fellas!) doesn’t want to feel like a queen in her home office? Whether your home office has queen-worthy inspirational quotes or pops of jewel-tones, your home office should be fit for royalty.
Feature walls
If you're in love with a print, there's usually no reason you can't cover an entire wall in it - seriously! I like to think of feature walls as almost a design cheat since their simple presence does most of the decorating for you. Page 3.
Creating Organization in Your Home Office
Discipline is key to getting and keeping your home office organized. Take time to review how well your home office is organized and what you can do to make it a more efficient work place.
Best Tools for Working at Home
Having the right tools can make your job much easier and knowing which tools you need will help you accomplish this.
Get a Handle on Organization with a Labeler
Getting your home office organized and keeping it that way can be much easier when you have a labeler. You can use it to create a wide variety of labels to keep files and even your cables organized. Printed labels are much easier to read than handwritten labels and are more durable.
Keeping Cool in Your Home Office
Keeping your laptop cool while you are working is a way to ensure that your laptop continues to work properly and prevent you from experiencing potentially expensive repairs.
Keep it vertical
Sometimes, all you really need to feel that sense of comfort is the visual aspect of clutter.
Plantronics Calisto Pro Series DECT 6.0...
The Plantronics Calisto Pro Series phone offers an innovative, Bluetooth-centric take on traditional the cordless office phone.
Don't clean up: How to keep some clutter in the...
If you're like most people, you probably have a corner of your office that contains some degree of clutter.
3 Easy Ways to Change your Office Space without...
If you're tired of your office space but don't have the budget for a complete overhaul, you need to look at what you can change in your space right now. Or maybe you have the budget but your partner is saying you can't buy ANOTHER desk for your office when you've only had this one a year. You understand and so you want to make a change without spending money. There are easy ways to update your space without having to spend a dime and here are just a few ways.
Re-purposing Wallpaper in Your Home Office
Wallpaper is an essential component in a renovation or home makeover. Here are some tips and tricks on incorporating it into your office.
Home Office Desktop Organizers
A selection of desktop organizers to help you keep your home office desk better organized. We all work much better when we have our supplies and tools kept organized. If you are seeking a better way to organize your home office desk; these may be ideal solutions to tame your desktop clutter.
Evolution of My Home Office
Over the past 20 years my home office has changed locations and layouts. I have changed how my home office is arranged and updated not only the electronics but furnishings along the way.
Why Working from Home is Not for Everyone
I'll admit, it's not always easy working from home. There are tons of distractions, you don't get to interact with humans and if you don't get dressed for the day, you start to feel like a frumpy alien of some kind. I know some people struggle with work and then there are some people who literally can't work from home. Here are some ways to tell if working from home isn't going to work for you.
Office furniture: when to splurge and when to...
With all the hype around DIYs, IKEA hacks, and alternative design options, it's hard to know if it's ever worth it to shell out a lot of money for office furniture.
Keeping Your Home Office Secure
When you work from home you must not forget that you have to take responsibility for the safety and security of not just your computer equipment but the data you have on your system and even access to your employer's network. Learn to work safely and securely from your home office.
How to make vintage pieces work in the office
Though you may not realize, vintage items totally have a place in the office as well; it just takes a little bit of creativity.

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