4 Things to Add to Your Small Office Space

4 Things to Add to Your Small Office Space

Say hello to increased creativity and productivity.

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Having an office space that not only fosters creativity but that's comfortable is crucial to being productive. We all know that feeling when the afternoon rolls around that we start feeling sluggish.

Our backs start to cramp and our minds begin to wonder onto other things besides our blog or business. To prevent that 3 o'clock slump, here are three things to make your office space a little less dreary, even if it's small.

Vision Board

What exactly is a vision board, you ask? It's similar to a mood board except it's made up of images that provoke how you want to feel, particularity in the future.

But you can also include photos of things that you want to accomplish. That may be a big house on a mountain top, a luxury car or the best shop in town. Pick images that move you and will ultimately help you to remain on course for the things that need to get done throughout the day.

Forget making your vision board on Pinterest. Print out the pictures and place them on a bulletin board that surrounds your computer. Every time you look away from the screen, you'll be reminded of why you're doing what you're doing in the first place.

A Comfy Chair

One thing that prevents me from continually being productive is the type of seating I have. My back begins to cramp where all I can think about is my pain.

That's why picking a chair that's comfortable is vital. Instead of focusing on pain, you'll be able to focus on the tasks at hand.

Opt for chairs with lumbar support. They'll help you sit up straight and keep your spine aligned.

Good Lighting

Sometimes, a desk lamp won't cut it. When you're working well into the late hours, it can be discouraging when you look away from your office space to find the rest of the house pitch black. I don't know about you but when that happens to me, I feel instantly tired.

That's why overhead lighting is best. While this may be an expensive upgrade, consider getting customized lighting or a chandelier instead.

It'll give you light in every corner of your small office while also adding a stylish touch. No longer will your office feel like a desk in a bedroom but a space for creativity and productivity to flourish.

Plants

You don't have to consider yourself a "plant lady" to place some greenery around your office. One or two plants will be enough to boost your mood and clear toxins out of the area.

Not only will you be able to breathe better but think better as well.

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An Open Letter To My College Freshman Roommate

Be sure to send this to your college freshmen roommate if you love them as much as I love mine!

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Dear College Freshmen Roommate,

To be honest, my first impression of you was a quiet, shy private catholic school girl. (Wow, this couldn't have been the farthest thing from the truth)! I remember walking behind you and your boyfriend on the way to the bars on our very first night of Summer B. I kept thinking how much you didn't like me because you didn't say hi to me. Little did I know, after admitting to each other our unfortunate first impressions of each other years later, you were just being cognizant of me because you thought I was a real-life version of Regina George from Mean Girls. It turns out you weren't the shy, private school girl I thought you were and I definitely wasn't as cool as Regina George after all.

Lexi Garber

It didn't take much time for us to become best friends. You had me at "So, do you know what a mountain melt is from Ale House?" After this day, I knew we were going to be lifelong friends and celebrate our passion for carbs, fast food, and sugar together. You make friendship seem so easy. You're always down to study whenever, leave the library whenever, and most importantly, get Chick-Fil-A no matter what our budget is or how broke we are. You always pick up the phone and support all the bad decisions I make. You ALWAYS figure out all my Wordscape puzzles for me and support my real life Candy Crush addiction.

Lexi Garber

I realize that you give me a slice of home when my mom doesn't answer the phone. I love that we always get to talk about our high school memories together because every story is a new and exciting one for both of us. Sometimes I'm happy we met in college because we would have caused way too much trouble in high school together. Besides, I get to hear about how much of an awesome volleyball player you were and I tell you about crazy my lacrosse years. Although, I will say how much it sucks when we go home for summer and winter break because I do get major separation anxiety!

Lexi Garber

When we go out, you know we're requesting ALL Luke Combs songs and sing until our voices are gone. Whether it be going out to the club, binge-eating, studying at the library, watching the Bachelor in your apartment, going to football tailgates or watching baseball games together, we are ALWAYS laughing. You have this amazing brightness and you only radiate positivity and happiness. I can't wait to see what the rest of college has in store for us. I feel so grateful that I got the chance to meet you and call you one of my true, lifelong best friends. I love you to Infinity (the place where it all began) and Back!

ROOM 416 INFINITY HALL ALWAYS!

Lexi Garber

Forever and Always,

your college freshmen roommate



Lexi Garber



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Common Heater Problems

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With crazy weather developing harsh winter storms, the last thing you need is a broken heater. You've started to notice your heater isn't working as well as it should.

Instead of clothing yourself in tons of layers and blankets, you'll need to know what's wrong so you can get it fixed.

Keep reading to find out about the most common heater problems!

Constant Running

We get it, it's cold and you want to keep warm. But keeping your heater on constantly can cause some real damaging wear and tear.

Belts and bearings become strained to the point they cause the system to overheat. Be sure to check the hardware to ensure they're intact.

No Routine Maintenance

Your heater should be serviced at least annually. This is to make sure no problems arise later on.

Not taking care of your heater can result in it failing altogether. If that were to happen, it'll be an expensive repair or replacement.

To prevent this, call professionals who specialize in heater maintenance and repair. They can restore your system back to normal.

Dirty Air Filters

A clogged filter doesn't allow good air flow. Not only that but it releases allergens and dirt into the air, putting you and your family at risk.

Clean your air filters often. Then your heater won't have to work as hard to distribute warm air through your home.

Low Battery Level in Thermostat

Sometimes, the simplest of problems with a heater comes from the thermostat. If it's not functioning properly, it may need its battery replaced.

If when you change it and nothing improves, you'll need to call in the experts. They'll be able to pinpoint exactly what's wrong.

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