Home Offices

A home office should suit your needs, be based on plans and include workspaces that make sense. Learn how to plan, outfit and maintain a home office.

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Whether we like to admit it or not, much of our lives are spent at the office. While we're there, Can improve overall quality of life and reduce our carbon footprint just as we do when we're at home?

By Kevin P. Allen

If you work from home, it's good to have a home office -- one that's organized, comfortable and separated somehow from your living space. So where do you start?

By Jessika Toothman

A sturdy desk and comfortable chair are basic home office furniture and can be bought secondhand. Learn about what type of home office furniture to buy from this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors


Although telecommuting has become very popular, it does have security risks. Learn about some telecommuting security concerns from this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

If you want to save paper when printing a document, consider learning how to copy two pages onto one sheet when printing. Read this article to learn how to copy two pages onto one when printing.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Fax machines are considered standard equipment in offices and many homes. Learn if you should bother getting a fax machine for your home office in this article.

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A growing number of employers are offering telecommuting options, so perhaps the time has come to set up a home office. Learn more about home office essentials in this article.

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Organize your home office with labeled boxes, binders, baskets and valets. Learn how to organize your home office in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

At least part of your life revolves around your home office. That life can get chaotic in a hurry if your office is a mess. Don't worry, though: If you've got 48 hours and a little patience, we can fix that for you.

By Stephanie Watson

Cords are tangled, papers are strewn everywhere, and it takes you an hour to find a pair of scissors or a pencil, let alone an important financial statement. What can you do to streamline your home office?

By Brian Boone

As the way people work continues to evolve, telecommuting is becoming a more common option. How can working remotely benefit you and your employer?

By Jessica Brown


Home office decor pictures will give you insight into how other teleworkers design their work space. Check out these home office decor pictures to learn more.

If you're one of the lucky ones who is able to work from home, then there are five things you can't live (or work) without. And while this list may not include everything, it will get you started.

By Sara Elliott

Greening your home office will take more that just buying environmentally friendly products to fill it up with. You'll also have to change some of your behaviors to really make a difference.

By Emilie Sennebogen

Telecommuting is an attractive alternative to office work for many people. Learn all about telecommuting in this article.

By Tim Crosby


Faxing documents from your cell phone makes it easy to do business from anywhere. Learn more about faxing documents with camera phone in this article.

By Dave Roos

Paperless home offices reduce environmental impact, save money and increase office efficiency and security. Learn about paperless home offices in this article.

By Diane Dannenfeldt

HotSpot@Home lets you make cell phone calls over your home WiFi network. Learn how this useful technology integrates seamlessly between two networks.

By Dave Roos

With faxing over the Internet, you can send and receive faxes via e-mail. Learn how this technology works.

By Dave Roos


Incorporating your personal style into your home office decoration is key to finding fun at work. Learn how to find and furnish your personal style to create an inviting work space.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

Compressed air is great for cleaning dust or stuck-on food out of appliances and electrical fixtures. Learn how air can be a handy home repair tool.

By Fix-It Club

Working from home can be a great time saver, and it offers incredible flexibility in your schedule -- but not if you sacrifice the perks of a standard office. Learn how to set up a home office that meets all your needs.

By Lee Ann Obringer

FoIP faxing is a method of sending faxes over the Internet. Learn about FoIP protocols and how FoIP allows older 3G fax machines to transfer over the Internet.

By Julia Layton


Mobile printing allows people on the go to print documents wherever they choose. Learn about mobile printing and find out how a mobile printer works.

A home office can be as small as a folding file or as large as a room. Learn how to create a home office, from mapping out your space to filling it with equipment.

By Editors of Consumer Guide