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Home Office Tips: Monica Ricci

Mission: Organization guest Monica Ricci offers helpful tips for creating a functional workspace you can enjoy.

Jazz Up Your Home Office for Success:
How to create a comfortable and effective workspace

Professional organizer and Mission: Organization guest Monica Ricci offers web-exclusive tips.

One benefit of organization is increased productivity. When you are more organized, you can reduce frustration and stress and use your time more wisely. The result is more time to do what you enjoy.

To be more productive, make your office a place you enjoy being. Here are some tips to make your workplace more fun, even if you work from home:


  • Paint the walls (or just one wall) a striking color that you love.

  • Hang wallpaper or a simple border.

  • Rearrange the furniture for a fresh perspective.

  • Hang some beautiful art on the walls.

  • Add new plants, a fountain, an aquarium or a lava lamp. Be sure that if you have live animals such as fish that they have enough space and receive the proper care when you are away.

  • Put a small boom box with quiet music in your office.

  • Open a window in the springtime to allow in fresh air and the sound of birds chirping.

  • Display photos of family or friends on shelves or wall space so they don't infringe upon your workspace.

  • Set out a few pieces of your favorite memorabilia.

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