Does it seem as though everything is closing in on you at your workspace? Time to try these organization tips to maximize how you use your area.
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Think about (or look around) your workspace. Is it everything it can be? Chances are there are some empty cups hanging around and a pile of papers you haven't touched in ... oh ... ever.
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You need storage space. Lots of it. But you don't want it to be an eyesore. The solution: Have your cabinets blend into the walls.
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A huge write-on wall adds a playful -- and useful -- element without any major investment: Chalkboard paint is inexpensive and available at most hardware or paint stores.
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This now-you-see-it, now-you-don't full-service work table with plenty of storage deconstructs into two bookcases and a wall hanging. In a two-for-one deal, it transforms a nook into an office and back again.
Create an adaptable workroom with pieces that can be reconfigured without a fuss: The area can morph from an office into a crafts spot, then into a group work space or an open setting for a party.
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Rather than darting across the room every few minutes, keep the workstation at your side at all times. Use wooden boxes and file and magazine holders to keep things neat.
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With four locker-style containers, this cabinet on wheels is a good place for organizing supplies of every kind -- and they'll stay out of sight all the while.
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Don't need something that big? A lockable cabinet with wheels keeps important documents safe and within easy reach. It also serves as an additional surface!
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Need flooring for an entire room, or for just a runner? Configure adhesive flooring squares any way you like.
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Use birch-veneer stools as tabletops. They match any interior and can be stacked to save space.
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Some shelving units can be built as you like -- with horizontal or vertical shelving, or both. Have them customized for your stuff for a perfect fit.
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Super-sturdy stainless-steel tables in three sizes can be stored together when not in use. Their varying dimensions make them handy for a multitude of tasks -- and they are good-looking, too.
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This simple lamp goes with practically everything; its finely ribbed shade adds a bit of sophistication.
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This is the sort of handy chair you can shuttle from room to room and job to job. The powder-coated metal holds up well and wipes down easily so you can use it for your messy projects.