The shape of your desk matters,
I am referring to how it functions. The ideal desk depends on your habits and thinking style. Having organized people for over 10 years (my focus is on finances and paperwork), I find that most do not give much thought to their desk but they want me to “fix” it. I can fix most any organizing situation within reason, however, the right tools are necessary – meaning a desk.
To make a work space function well, give it thought. How will your desk support your flow? What is your flow? What will need to be stored? What about housing technology? Will others use the same space?
The bare minimum:
√ An adequate flat surface
√ A comfortable place to sit
√ An accommodating environment (electricity and lighting)
√ Drawers (at least one drawer for hanging files and one for supplies)
√ An appropriate setting that facilitates concentration
› Hanging files
› An attractive desk
› A attractive environment (one that is inviting and accommodating)
› A space exclusive to one person
› Separate filing cabinet
* A room dedicated as a home office (not only a desk but a room)
* A door (for privacy)
* Shelving (open and closed)
* A rolling chair with mat
* Three hole punch and binders
The more you dislike doing tasks that require sitting at a desk, the more appealing the desk and environment need to be. Do not create excuses for yourself promoting procrastination. Change what you do not like, as soon as you can.
Places to buy desks:
Used furniture stores, Craig’s List, EBTH.com
Pottery Barn, Office Depot, Ballard Designs, Target, furniture stores