Offices at Home

Hi Beth Here at Motherhood Incorporated!

This is the first in a 10 part series — who knows — maybe more about everything you need to know about setting up, designing, and finding space for your home office.  While most of us start out working on the kitchen or dining room table,  it soon becomes apparent that trying to write, add or even file with little ones with sticky, adorable fingers around become an exercise in futitily.

Especially when starting out, most of us do not have the money or the resources to dedicate a bedroom or build built-ins to give us a quiet, organized space to work. It used to be that home offices were just for writing checks and balancing the family budget,  now home offices are where millions of us do at least some of our daily jobs and if we are professional home makers who work virtually, where we do all our jobs.

 Your home office is still as necessary as ever as you become more busy and for the busy family life you direct.  We all know that with doctor’s appointments, baseball practice, piano recitals and art shows that any mother needs a command center to coordinate all the paperwork and schedules.

If you are like me, you get the Pottery Barn Catalog each month and droll over their beautiful organizers, desks and systems. Except for the price, they are great. I want to show you over the next ten weeks some great ideas and solutions for creating an affordable, organized and pleasant home office.

I would love to hear any ideas that have worked for our readers so please comment away!