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Use Those Mugs
You will be hard-pressed to find a home that doesn't have an extra mug or two lying around. Make a statement by using your most outlandish mug as a pen holder on your desk, to bring a smile to an otherwise long work day. Better yet, mugs are easy to change if and when you decide you need a little decor shift in your home office.
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Using a filing cabinet in a home office may seem a little too industrial, but it doesn't have to be. Spray paint and add new handles to create a whole new look to a stock filing cabinet and make your home office look like a million bucks. On the inside, color-code files by type to make items easy to locate.
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