Posts by Anne Langton

Office Space Planning

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Effective office space planning requires preparation and thought. It is not just a matter of getting furniture to fit. In many ways, designing an office is very similar to organizing as office.  Both are solution driven.  Both work with stuff.  Both require knowledge of how people function in the space and what they need to… Continue reading

5 Tips for Eye-Popping Office Artwork

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As an office designer I believe that every office space should display some type of wall art. BUT every WALL need not have wall art! This is definitely a case where “less is more”  Here are 5 tips for eye-popping office artwork that is sure to please. Tip # 1… Make it Relevant Avoid “generic… Continue reading

Why a MESH backed desk chair?

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I’ve seen that doubtful look before.  I get it when I show a client a meshed backed desk chair.  It usually is followed by… “Does this mesh back offer support”? In 1994 Herman Miller, prominent manufacturer of office furniture rolled out an extra terrestrial looking chair called the Aeron chair.  It used light weight plastic… Continue reading

Quick Tips for Organized Files

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As a professional organizer, I get asked many questions on how to set up the an organized file system. In actuality there really is no ONE system that works for everyone.  Sometimes trial and error prove to be a huge part in coming up with the appropriate system.  I have however discovered some things that… Continue reading

Office Colors that Work

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No matter how complicated an office design may be, the color scheme gets everyone’s attention…and opinion.  Selecting office colors that work can be challenging.  That’s because color is a funny thing…it is metamorphic, relative and personal. METAMORPHIC ? Yep…it changes like the weather!  Literally.  More accurately it is our “perception” of color that changes.  For… Continue reading

5 Signs of a Disorganized Office

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Meticulously designed business cards, eloquent elevator speeches, and top notch business garb.  There are the things a business person may focus on so that the world hears loud and clear…”I AM SUCCESSFUL”.  Unfortunately all of that goes right down the drain once a client or customer steps into a workspace that is filled with clutter. … Continue reading

Good Office Lighting

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I have to admit…with the extinction of the 100 watt light bulb in 2012 and the eventual demise of all incandescent light bulbs…that’s right… (see here for details on the “light bulb law” as told by Popular Mechanics) I have considered for just a tiny moment…hoarding truckloads of 60 watt light bulbs for personal use. … Continue reading

7 New Uses for Bread Tags

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It’s summertime…time for some light hearted fun… and so I shall blog about bread tags!  As an organizer I love to throw things out if they are no longer useful.  And I have to say I am always amazed at what people save…like bread tags!  However I love to find new uses for old things. … Continue reading

Get Focused on the Chase

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First I heard the huffing and puffing.  Then I felt the ground begin to rumble.  It was then that I looked up to see 78 pounds of double layered black fluff come barreling at me.  As he raced by me, I soon realized that I was not the intended target since his eyes did not… Continue reading

5 Simple Way to Reduce Paper Piles

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PAPER, PAPER, PAPER…we may dream of the paperless office but most of us are still forced to deal with it one way or another.  It’s like an infiltrating army of ants.  It comes via mailbox, meetings, and marketing.  In fact I think it may even come in through the air vents a night.  There are… Continue reading