My job is amazing in so many ways: the people, the work, the environment, the work. Don't worry, I know how blessed I am - I know it isn't normal to love your job - and I am so grateful that I do.
This is the only thing I don't love about my job: my bland cubicle. In fact, I love working at this desk, but I just don't like how it looks. I guess that means I wasn't meant to be a gym teacher forever since I really do love sitting at this desk. Chalk that up to fun projects and fun neighbors and an amazing job.
So here's my dilemma - how do I make this cube feel comfy and cozy? Here's a bigger dilemma - how do I do it without spending a ton of money.
I've been thinking about doing this for months, but I have absolutely no good ideas. All of my ideas involve spending lots of money on nice office supplies - there has to be a way to DIY this. There just has to be.
So far, this layout has been perfect. I don't plan to rearrange anything, just upgrade a little. Here's what's happening inside the cube -
— Computer #1: the laptop. Used for photo shoots, off-site work, and all day-to-day assignments. I use two screens here: the laptop screen and a large screen I connect to every morning.
— Computer #2: the graphics computer. Used only for creating, editing and rendering videos. This work requires a super-fast, super-powerful and super-incredible computer. (If you've never had two screens for you computer, you must try it, it is amazing.)
— Post-its: They are everywhere and they are absolutely necessary. If I'm given a quick assignment and it's not on a post-it, chances are very high that I will forget it. I go through a lot of post-its.
— The rest: office supply basics. Pens, pencils, phone, a place for snacks/drinks, my calendar, paper storage, other boring stuff.
In this corner I'd like to:
— add a lot of color
— add illustrated art for inspiration
— find a better place for my post-its
— figure out how to hide all of those ugly cords
The space under the graphics computer has become my storage area. It's where I keep my Christmas decorations. During Christmas, my cube feels comfy and cozy everyday. Now I just need to figure out how to make it comfy and cozy even when it's not Christmas!
If you have any ideas on how to spice things up, please share! Have you faced this dilemma as well? I'll be scouring Pinterest for ideas and I'll let you know if I find anything!
ps. TGIF! Am I right?