When I first started my clothing business, I took over our extra bedroom for all my inventory, but my work station was our kitchen island. Since then, I have started a graphics business, this blog, and I quit my “day” job. My inventory room got a makeover to pull double duty as a home office and a boutique. These are my must-haves for my home office.
I gotta have good jams to feel creative!
After using my phone as a speaker for a while, I upgraded to a Bluetooth speaker. This speaker gets the job done, but my next plan is to upgrade to an Echo. My husband has one in his office, and the sound quality is amazing! Plus, I would love to be able to say, “Alexa, play Meghan Trainor” and start shaking my booty!
We have Amazon Music Unlimited, which allows us to listen to several devices at the same time–with a regular Amazon Prime subscription, you can listen to one device at a time. Also, if you don’t have a Prime subscription, you need it! Two day shipping, plus access to lots of digital media!
I also have a small TV in my office, with an Amazon Fire Stick. I watch a lot of Netflix, Amazon Prime shows and movies, and I can use it to stream music as well. Since some of my work is taking inventory pictures, which can be tedious, I like to watch TV while I do it (I’m a HUGE New Girl fan, and that is usually what’s playing!).
I also need to be surrounded by things I find inspiring visually.
A big part of why I am working at home is for the flexibility, because my husband and I love to travel! I have a gallery wall of quotes and inspirations that give me that extra push when I need it! I think I may need to add this print to it! It’s gorgeous, and it sums up my why perfectly!
I crawled around on the floor for the first few weeks I was moved into my office, plugging and unplugging my laptop and phone charger. Now I have this desktop surge protector, which has saved my back! I love that it has both USB and traditional plugs on it. Both of my printers, my laptop, my phone, and my Kindle can be plugged in at the same time if needed.
(And I’ll be honest, sometimes I’m just dancing or watching TV!)
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