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Home Office?

When you're working at home, do you have a very defined "office" or does your work spill over into other rooms with the help of cordless phones and wireless laptops?

I spend time in both worlds. - by Ricardo
I don't really have the space for a home office but it is probably just as well. Sure, things get disorganised and I can get distracted, but I do want to keep a balance and when I am at home I want to be in contact with my family to some degree. I don't want to be the guy locked away that no one ios allowed to 'bother'.

I also find that I can actually work on things like paperwork better at home without calls coming in (cell phone goes to message service when I am home unless there is somethng urgent on). So I try and arrange to do contact work at work, then tidy up the forms and records at home in the livingroom.

Thank God for laptops, it makes things a lot easier. There was a time I'd be working 60+ hours a week and most of them in the office, but a littkle organising and a good laptop help get that down to something reasonable. - by theglyphon
When we built our house we included a home office. Occassionally I'll take the laptop out into the living room to work on something but I prefer to work at my desk. - by Houston
I actually have three areas of work. One is the desk, desktop computer and file cabinet which are in the den. Another is a small table next to my favorite chair in the living room. This is where I keep my brochures and demo flyers for browsing while watching tv. The third is my "Avon Station" as I like to call it. This is located on one end of our kitchen. It's near the phone so that I can take down orders. This is where I keep all my current ordering and delivery stuff as well as my stock of products. It's actually an antique dry sink and works well for this purpose. - by ozzie
My PC is just inside my room. I have my own table for my paperworks and office stuffs. My room is not too big so I need to occupy all space. So far it's in proper order now. - by shinningstar
Before I grew into needed separate office space, I had one room in my house dedicated as my office. It was excellent for the purpose of organization. AND, when I was ready to move into a separate office space, everything was easy to move. - by Coda1108
When you're working at home, do you have a very defined "office" or does your work spill over into other rooms with the help of cordless phones and wireless laptops?

I spend time in both worlds.
I've worked from home for 15 years. My office is on the 3rd floor of my house. If I'm working on the weekend, I'll bring my laptop downstairs, but I prefer to do work in the office.

Susan - by susana
I have a file cabinet, printers, bookshelves and desktop computer in our solarium.

But for a change, sometimes I'll spend some time with the laptop on the dining area table or coffee table. - by Ricardo
I have a file cabinet, printers, bookshelves and desktop computer in our solarium.
But for a change, sometimes I'll spend some time with the laptop on the dining area table or coffee table.
I have an office space with desk/computer, bookshelves, filing cabinet, and comfortable seating. I only use the laptop when I'm on vacation and I don't like it. One time I actually packed up the desktop and monitor to take it with me to New York. Notice I said "one time" .... what a pain! - by destiny
A home office is quite important, even if you donít use it all of the time. Setting aside a room or space for work helps keep you in a working mood when you need to do any sort of business at home. My home office is used not only for my current job, but also for my writings, paying of bills, etc. I try to keep only work related things in the office, excepting for a few decorations, and these reflect the sorts of things I might put into a corporate office if I were to have one. Further, while I might sit in the living room rocking chair or even the bed before I turn out the lights so that I can read a bit or sort a few files, I endeavor to keep work items only in my office. This separates home from work, and I have found both environments benefit from this.

Best of luck!
Bill - by Bill_Kistner
Currently, my "home office" is my computer desk in my living room. I am spending 99% of my free time at this desk doing research on the business opport