Reading over this article kicked my mind into gear. As a student, I face a number of challenges that make setting up an ideal workspace even harder.
- No changes can be permanent. Since it's just a dorm room, I'll need to clear out come the end of the year.
- I can't cause any damage. Anything that involves an irreversible change is considered damage. So bolting something to the side of my desk is out, because there's no way to repair the screw hole.
- Speaking of desk, I can't choose most of my own furniture. My bed, desk, and dresser are all chosen for me by the school, and are the same as everyone else's. I can, however, bring my own desk chair.
Here's a few of my initial ideas:
- I have two computers, a desktop and a laptop. The desktop requires an external keyboard & mouse, but something like a door-mounted letter tray attached with stick-on hooks would work as a place to keep them off my desk.
- Depending on the shelving that's put over my desk, and any rotation software on the laptop, I can velcro the laptop to the underside of the shelving and save desk space.