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Amanda McCormick

Escape Your Home Office Nightmare!

By November 15, 2012

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My home office is pretty much a nightmare right now. I have a pretty nice oak table that I found at a flea market, yes, but my rickety chair came right out of the trash and there's no way  the keyboard is at an optimal level for avoiding carpal tunnel syndrome. The stacks of papers and coffee cups definitely aren't helping matters. And the mountain of dog toys that are situated right next to my desk have a way of beckoning a certain wily canine during key moments in conference calls.

I needed help -- so I called an expert. Liz Dahmen is an organizing dynamo based in Brooklyn. She's a woman on a mission to help businesses and individual entrepreneurs alike see their work spaces differently -- and optimize them.

I learned a lot from talking to Liz, including:

You don't have to try an reproduce your old corporate office at home

Your space can be your "business partner" -- enhancing your sense of productivity and efficiency, if you play your cards right

Her three essential tips on staying organized and centered as an entrepreneur

, and tame your home office nightmare!

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