I work from my home office a good bit, mostly to write and record content for church leaders in The Rocket Company family. I did a video tour in case you’re interested in that kind of thing.
But no matter how you customize your work space, here are three things I believe every office needs.
- A wall calendar. I love looking at the year at a glance and tracking progress, so my NueYear calendar gets prime wall treatment. I use my computer and phone to track and share calendars, but looking at the year on the wall is still the way I visualize the big picture. Here’s the calendar I hang on my wall.
- A scanner. I use a Doxie scanner to scan everything – from bills and statements I need to keep to hand-written notes to things my kids make in school. Everything I scan goes directly into Evernote, where it’s searchable. This works great for organizing my tax documents throughout the year. Learn more about using a scanner to get things into Evernote in this excellent ebook from Brett Kelly.
- Blank thank you notes. I’m a big believer in the old-school thank you note, so I keep a stack of them right on my desk. I’ve got personal ones with my name and company ones with The Rocket Company logo. If you work at a church, get some of these and send a personal note every time someone gives money for the first time.
These are three things that get space in my office. What do you use all of the time in yours?