Workspace of the Week: Effortlessly efficient tiny home office

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Geek in the Garden’s marvelously simple home office:

To create an office at home, you don’t need a lot of stuff. No large desk with built-in drawers is required to be able to get work done. This week’s selection is a wonderful example of how a basic table and chair can be all you need to check email, pay bills online, and read Unclutterer. This specific desk is adjustable in height, so it can be a side table when not being used as a desk. The curtains hung with pressure rods on the storage unit are wonderful for keeping unattractive components out-of-sight when not being used. And the colorful bins make the shelving fun, but vastly more useful. Thank you, Geek in the Garden, for sharing your tiny and uncluttered office 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.

7 Comments for “Workspace of the Week: Effortlessly efficient tiny home office”

  1. posted by Gabe on

    I enjoy browsing the workspace photos –
    Is anyone moderating the flickr pool? There appears to be a recent excess of non workspace photos and some vendors just advertising their products.

  2. posted by Erin Doland on

    @Gabe — I moderate it as needed. A couple weeks ago someone dumped a slew of “inappropriate” photos into the group and I’ve been traumatized since 😉 Thanks for the reminder, I’ll go back in today. None of the non-workspace photographs seem to be as “special” as the last batch I did.

  3. posted by Michael Tannery on

    I love how this is so simple, just covering the basics of form and function.

  4. posted by Lindsey on

    Do you have suggestions for “uncluttering” all of the cords attached to the desktop computer? We have a monitor cord, computer cord, mouse cord, printer cord, etc. etc. I would love to have my computer in a simple open space, but the visual clutter would drive me batty!

  5. posted by Shalin on

    Clever design for the adjustable height desk…


  6. posted by Carla on

    I wonder if there’s a second table to write, etc on. I used a small table before I brought a proper desk, but that just met that everything else was spread all over the place during my work day (at home).

  7. posted by Gabe on

    Re: Lindsey-
    Unfortunately some of the cables are a necessary evil.
    You could opt for a wireless mouse. Go further and get a wireless printer connection.
    Still leaves you with several cables though.
    They make wire loom that can help you tidy up the cable mess. There are also fabric sleeves with either velcro or a zipper running the length that can help corral the cabling and help with the visual clutter.

    Could even make your own with a patterned fabric of choice.

    Fabric side entry (velcro)

    Silk side entry (velcro)

    Zipper side entry

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