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I used to take 4 trips from my office to the dining room table, just to tote all my stuff: planner, computer, iPad, iPhone… Inevitably I would sit down to work and realize I didn’t have my favorite fountain pen … so back to my desk I’d go. Okay, I have my pen … two minutes later, I recognized I didn’t have my notebook. So back to my desk I’d go and this would repeat itself several times throughout the morning. Does this sound familiar? Well … thanks to my friend Ginger Davis Allman of The Blue Bottle Tree, she helped me solve my problem with this mobile office solution.
Well if you’re like me and can’t sit still and enjoy the freedom of movement, there’s nothing worse than being stuck at a desk for an entire day. And if you have the desk in my office it means you’re in the center of the house with no windows, stuck looking at a wall. Not my idea of inspiring. So, most days I “work” at the dining room table or on the deck. In the winter I work in front of the fire or on the couch near the fire.
Here’s the hard part though in order to be that mobile, it means you can’t tote your entire desk with you. But if you move around there are things that you are going to need to take with you wherever you are. My friend Ginger (who I’m collaborating with this month and got to vacation with in July) showed me her awesome mobile office basket which inspired me to make my own.
Each and every mobile office is different and will contain different things based on your needs, your small business, and your lifestyle. Ginger Davis Allman of The Blue Bottle Tree writes this about hers:
“Note that it has a space for notebooks, pens, glasses, a little bin for post-its, gum, lip gloss, SD cards, etc. And there’s a whole section to hold a drink. Because when I am working on the couch on the laptop, there’s no place to put a drink without it falling over. This solves that problem, too. When I move, I just put my mouse and phone in that bin and carry the laptop and the basket in one arm and the other hand is free to carry a book or the mail or whatever. Or open a door. Of the notebooks in the back, one is my personal journal, one is my editorial calendar, and one is my work brainstorming notebook.”
How will you become “portable” and work in any environment? Will you also utilize this awesome mobile office solution? I’ve already convinced my best friend Carrie that she needs this. I can’t wait to see your stocked mobile offices. Be sure to share pictures of your mobile offices in our FaceBook Group.
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