A Space of Your Own: 5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Work Office

Work SpaceWork SpaceIt wasn't that long ago that my husband and I shared an office space. In fact, when we moved in to our current home six years ago, we actually planned it that way. What were we thinking? Somehow, it initially seemed fun, bonding even, that we would work in the same area. But about five years in to this arrangement (I'm not quite sure how we collectively survived that long) we decided, for our mutual sanity, that separating our work environments would be the wisest choice.

This has been a good choice for our businesses.

... And for our marriage!

Related: 11 clever ways to organize your home office

It has also given me an opportunity to have a space that is truly mine - one that allows me the luxury of putting myself first. In this space, I work (a lot), I think, I brainstorm, and I create. But none of this would be possible if I didn't ensure this space was truly my own. Now, you don't need to have an entire room - it could be a corner, a nook or a section of another room in your home, but you do need to claim it as your own.

Here's how to Create A Work Space of Your Own:

By Danielle Smith
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