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Jenn Uren on Designing Your Workspace

The tools you need so that you actually work when you sit down at your desk

11 min / Published

When you sit down to work do you spend more time preparing to work or actually working?  Today we talk about the key components that you need when designing your workspace.

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Topics we cover:

  • Importance of an uncluttered workspace
  • Sorting and purging clutter to create a permanent home for items
  • Essential items for a workspace, such as pens, paper, and tools of the trade
  • The need for power and convenient outlets
  • Benefits of having a second monitor for increased productivity
  • Choosing a suitable bag for a portable workspace
  • Duplicating essential items for a portable workspace
  • The significance of planning for portability
  • The inclusion of extension cords and charging cords in the bag
  • Portable options for a second monitor
  • Organizing pens and paper in a bag for easy access
  • Keeping duplicate tools of the trade in the bag
  • Considering additional items for specific needs (e.g., fingerless gloves)
  • Identifying items that need to be duplicated and those that remain in both workspaces
  • Seamless transition between workspaces for uninterrupted work

Resources mentioned:

Episode 51: 3 Essential Systems for Your Business

Laptop Backpack

Computer Mat

File Organizer

Extension cord

2nd Monitor

Pencil Case


Fingerless Gloves

Recipe for a Perfect System: https://www.thismomknows.com/system

Link to transcript: https://www.thismomknows.com/blog/episode-56 

About This Mom Knows

Moms know a lot of things, and when we start talking, ideas form, energy builds, and we take action. This Mom Knows is a place for moms to mompreneurs to find encouragement, connection, and maybe even collaboration but most importantly community with moms who know.  So, grab a cup of coffee, maybe a paper and pencil to jot down an idea or two, and let's discover what This Mom Knows.


  • 2nd monitor
  • files
  • uncluttered
  • pen and paper
  • pencil cup
  • get more done
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