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Home Away From Home

Home Away From Home You spend about a quarter of your life there – shouldn't your office cubicle feel at least a little bit like home? Assuming your employer allows for it, consider these clever ways to personalize your space. Great Use double-sided tape or Velcro strips to hang up decorative panels. Walls Hang up large prints of your favorite inspirational pictures. Find some lightweight window molding and finish things off by creating a fake window. Create a personalized wall calendar with photos from a favorite trip. From the Ground Up Decorate a thin piece of wood with a painted pattern or even a favorite image and use that as a chair mat. Add a small area rug in patterns or colors that appeal to you. The cubicle was born in the 1960s. In 1968, Herman Miller released a project by designer Robert Propst called the Action Office. The design was meant to counter the open-office design that was prominent at the time, and the goal was to provide privacy and autonomy for workers. DID YOU KNOW? Shed Some Light Put up a string of fairy lights on a cord. Shutterfiy Exoress Lplaador Add a petite table lamp with a low-wattage bulb to your desk. The soft glow will make the overhead lighting less harsh. Desktop Décor Bring your own coffee mug or water bottle with a quirky print or even a favorite picture. Add small photos of family 1 members and pets. Show your own personality by carefully curating which photos to choose. Go beyond the wedding photo and choose tasteful Dispense with the standard black stacking trays and find ones with geometric patterns or bright, funky colors. conversation-starters. Accessorize Keep a dish stocked with wrapped candies. A throw blanket can help you cope with cold winter days; Add a soft, stylish pillow (this will spice up your space and help your lower back). have one made with a few of your favorite pictures. DID YOU Initial sales for the cubicle precursor Action Office were sluggish until the Treasury Department made it cheaper for companies to have cubicle-centric offices than ones with more permanent features. KNOW? Bring Your Space to Life Get a goldfish and fishbowl. Consider hardy, low-maintenance plants like ivy or bamboo. Or bring in fresh flowers every couple of weeks. ADDITIONAL SOURCES Shutterfly. http://www.washingtonpost.com http://www.npr.org http://www.businessinsider.com ........ ..........

Home Away From Home

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While it’s not talked about, there’s a constant competition going on within many offices. It’s a long-standing feud, with hardly ever a clear winner. It’s the “best decorated cubicle” comp...

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