Category Archives: Home Office Product

Build Up: Using Built-Ins

31 Days of Home Office Organizing TipsTip #12: Build Up: Use built-ins, shelving and cabinetry for more storage

(Part of the 31 Days of Home Office Organizing Tips)

Do you have built-in cabinetry, or do you have empty walls?  No matter if you have built-in cabinetry or shelving, did you know you can double your storage space by using your walls?

In many home offices, space is at a premium or non-existent.  So, take a note from life in the big city: build up.  Continue reading Build Up: Using Built-Ins

Office Products: Top Ten Favorite Products

This guest post is by the one and only Jeri Dansky.  I was thrilled when she agreed to do a guest post.  Let me say, if you are looking for a product for organizing, Jeri is your gal.  In this article, she shares about her office space and some favorite products.

How do you pick just ten products?

jeri-desk-positionPicking just ten products is a daunting task, since each person has somewhat different needs. So I thought I’d share the top ten in my own office; that’s a bit more manageable! I’ll skip over the critical-but-uninteresting file cabinets and bookshelves, and cover some of the other things that keep my home office organized. Continue reading Office Products: Top Ten Favorite Products

Product Review: Brother MFC-490CW Printer

Brother MFC-490CW Printer


Brother MFC-490CW Printer

My Experience:

I was so excited to get this printer.  What was I excited about?  It’s Wifi capable, baby!  For this home office girl, that is a major perk.  From the first slice into the box, I had the printer up and running in about an hour.   It would have been quicker, but I had little experience setting up the wireless.  However, once I figured it out, I was printing away.

My Favorite Things:

Wireless:  Did I mention I like the Wifi compatibility?

Separate ink cartridges: This makes for a small cost savings over time.  Love that.

Photos are gorgeous! I don’t print them a lot, but I gave it a whirl with some of my food photos.  They turned out beautifully and are now hanging in my dining room.

It’s quiet. My last printer could be heard throughout the house at the odd hours I sometimes work at.  If I print from another room, I have to listen carefully to hear it (and sometimes I don’t!).

Small footprint + Multi-Function: Printer, scanner, copier and fax all in one small package.

Adjustable LCD Monitor: The monitor is bright and tilts so I can see it.

What Could Be Improved:

Double-sided printing:  My last printer had this capability, which I must say I miss.  (With this printer, you could remedy this by printing out the odd pages, reinserting them into the paper tray and printing the even pages.  But, an option that is hands-free would be much more convenient.)

Overall Rating:

Recommended for home office professionals.  The Wifi & multi-functionality make this a no-brainer, especially if you are a work at home parent.    Small foot print, lots of horsepower and options.

Where To Find It:

Brother MFC-490CW Printer on Amazon

For More Information:

Brother’s Website

*Disclosure:  This printer was provided to me by Brother, free of charge.  I was not compensated or paid to write this review.

Jim Deitzel from Rubbermaid, The O Myth Recap

Krista and I had the pleasure of talking with Jim Deitzel of Rubbermaid today on The O Myth.

Here’s the Pearls of Wisdom from the show today:

Think about where things are at in places such as the pantry: can the kids get their snacks easily

Jim likes the tips and tricks he’s picked up from the list of Organizers on his blog. Check out the list HERE.

Little projects each day add up to big change over time Continue reading Jim Deitzel from Rubbermaid, The O Myth Recap