Creating A Clean & Cosy Home Office: desk tour

Working from home requires some kind of structure and designated setting.

I love a clean desk and office supplies! Part of my Content Management and Publishing business involves logging paperwork and assigning file folders for printed content, so I need to make sure there’s clarity in my work space, adequate ‘elbow room’, and a method to find info easily. First step is to wipe off any dust and clean the desk surface with a refreshing oil, like lemon or orange. Mmmm! Lovely aroma to work and write in.

What are your desk essentials?

Markers, Sharpies pens and Post-It notes add little drops of colour to a desk and pages of a journal. I can be a bit of a nerd, and as much as techie stuff is fun and very handy, there’s something sweet and creatively free about writing and drawing on paper and in notebooks. Writing & typing supplies pretty much go hand in hand in my home office.
On set: After listing inspired blog topics in my planner, then Editorial Calendar Spreadsheet, I usually prepare a post early in the morning, or late at night. On mornings, it’s at my small neat desk facing the window, listening to the pea witler and sparky birds holding a joyful concert in the trees. Wanna hear? Click to tune in.
A light breakfast before blogging. I love quiet time early in the morning…the atmosphere is lighter…and air more fresh. Most times, I wake up at 4:30 or 5am, give thanks, and start the day.
Here’s a behind the scenes blogging pic: fine-tuning a page on this blog and adding images of new books in the reference center. On the left are a few books I keep on my desk.
As an online writer, even though pens and planners are a part of the process, I need to use specific typing and publishing tools to manage this blog and business website: got this laptop from iShop Barbados (this isn’t an affiliate marketing post; just sharing where I got the gear and received great service from). An iPhone comes in for on-the-spot graphic design, client connects, and blog photography while on an outdoor adventure.
Editing an eBook designed for aspiring online writers

For me, working from home involves a combo of settings: the desk, the guitar, the piano, and the mic

Work space (on left): desk – for reading, writing, blogging | Work space (on right): piano – for songwriting and composing

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Indra is a Barbados born singer-songwriter who started a blog that now reaches 25 destinations. She shares content management tips, refreshment reminders and interviews with creative entrepreneurs. The bilingual vocalist, blogger and publishing consultant works from home after pressing pause on a life of travel. As a teen she almost gave up on life; now as a woman saved by grace, she's living joyfully with purpose, encouraging the overwhelmed. Follow 'Joy within' blog for firsthand updates on new posts, guest features and tropical vlogs.

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