Workspace of the Week: Small-living desk

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Skorpion24’s fit-it-all desk:

The reason I picked this image from the flickr pool is because it is a great example of how to organize a lot of computers and peripherals in a small space. The ability to spread out isn’t a reality when you have less than 20 sq. feet to contain your home office. Skorpion24 has four computers (I’m counting the XBox 360, the PC, and two Macs), a speaker system, an iPod, an iPod Touch, a keyboard, a mouse, a good size display monitor, a router and probably a KVM switch all in this tiny space. I’m impressed because there is even room on the desk to write with good ol’ pen and paper. The perfect desk for a space goes a long way in keeping a person organized. Grazie, Skorpion24, for sharing your desk with us!

Want to have your own workspace featured in Workspace of the Week? Submit a picture to the Unclutterer flickr pool. Check it out because we have a nice little community brewing there. Also, don’t forget that workspaces aren’t just desks. If you’re a cook, it’s a kitchen; if you’re a carpenter, it’s your workbench.

5 Comments for “Workspace of the Week: Small-living desk”

  1. posted by Shanel Yang on

    That’s about as small as my workspace! I have a similar desk but mine has an even shorter shelf as a third-tier on which I keep my monitor, my Moleskine, my mug full of pens, a couple of snazzy paper weights, and a framed photo of me and my boyfriend.

    I have my laptop on a side shelf of my desk (sort of where you see the CDs or DVDs in the photo above) and pull it out only when I need to get out of my office chair for a while but still have to work.

    I also have desk space for my always open desk calendar, 2 legal pads (stacked one on top of the other), and a calculator with roll of paper to the left of the calendar. My CDs are tucked under the third-tier shelf for easy visibility and access while still being out of clutter’s way. Finally, I even have on a side shelf a few of my most often used toiletries so I don’t forget to moisturize, etc., b/c I tend to jump right back in font of the computer after a bath instead of spending any more time in the bathroom to do these things that I should.

    So excited that an approximation of my work space is pictured here on Unclutterer!

  2. posted by BlackMacX on

    It’s a tightly organized desk, I will say that. I like it for the cleanliness and seeming use of vertical space (I assume the wood just to the top-right of the screen is for a shelving unit of some form).
    I am redesigning my workspace at home from a large Ikea Jerker desk (the large flat one (about 76cm x 152cm (for 30″x60″ for Imperial users)) that has about 1.15m sq (or 12.5 sq ft) of surface) down to something in the 0.55m sq (6 sq ft) size and use tiered shelves on the desk as well as above it to provide space and clear the clutter from the current desk. If the result it good enough, I will post pictures.

  3. posted by Kevin (ReturnToManliness) on

    How timely…

    It seems everyone nowadays is looking to downsize and simplify. The small workspace needs attention given to it.

  4. posted by russell on

    i’ve been wondering this for a while, but why isn’t there a link to the flickr pool in the side menu?

  5. posted by Erin Doland on

    @russell — There is, it says “Workspace of the Week.”

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