Actually it’s been a week since we got the office done and basically I failed to update you on my blog is because I was busy busy busy preparing for a site launch on the 10th of March and since then, everything took off!
The office is a very cozy office done up with just enough space to accomodate 4 grown ups in a room. lolz! And basically, the IT Show 2009 came at just the right time because we headed down on a Friday to get all the electronics stuff that we needed.
A couple of things we got from the show were:
1. Acer Aspire Desktop
2. Canon 4 in 1 printer –> which we regretted buying because we found a Brother one which was wireless and just going at $70 more.
3. An office line
4. Lenovo netbook –> which came together with the broadband plan that we signed up for the office.
It’s been fun doing up the office. We’re totally equipped with a fax machine, printer, 4 computers, arm chairs, air condition, white board, a hugeeee magnetic calendar and so much more!
We stocked up on the pantry too! Hahaha.. Though it may be small for the moment, but as we gradually expand, we’ll set our eyes somewhere for an office. But right now, our home office is sweet~
I’ve been so lazy at uploading photos because it takes time to upload to the PC and then up to the server. But well, I’ll hopefully take some time to do up some photos for you to see!
Till my next update!
P.S. Wanna check out the site that I and Calvin launched a week back? Just check it out here!
I told you that I’ll update you on the progress of our office creation and here I am to share more with you! It’s been pretty exciting fixing things up and buying the furniture and appliances needed. And just in case, you are settling up your own home office, it’s good to have a checklist and maybe mine can help you. 😀
So far, we bought :
1. Huge table –> doubles up as a meeting table and work desk.
2. CPU holders –> to hold the CPUs of course.
3. Table lamps
4. Electrical wire rack –> good for holding lots of electrical cables
5. 1 HP desktop –> we got it at a really cool price!
7. Roller cabinet –> really cute. It’s to store the printer and stationaries.
8. White board
9. Magnetic Board
10. 4 roller chairs –> 2 white and 2 blue!
1. 1 more desktop
2. Air conditioner
3. A Book shelf
4. Cheque typer
5. Paper shredder
6. Another printer?
I’m not allowed to put up photos though.. It’s a self-imposed rule. Haha.. Cos the office is currently in quite a mess. We’ve been trying to put in all our IM resources, references, files and documents into proper files and shelves. So everything is laying around!
The huge meeting table we got from IKEA was finally fixed up about more than a week ago and it’s really looking great. The meeting table doubles up as work desks for our 2 employees. 😀
The home office is really a cool concept that Calvin and I came up with because we wanted to maximise the extra room that his place has. Also, it was a great way to still have flexibility, rather than having to travel to and fro from another destination. 😀 Of course, this is only temporary. We’re scouting for a good place and definitely are waiting for the right time to move in.
Everything happens in God’s time. If the time doesn’t feel right, wait on it. 😀 We’re waiting for the right time for a lot of things… our car, our office and even, our marriage. LOL! Trusting in God’s time and plans is even greater than trusting in our own plans!
Ok, so that’s about it. The air-con guy is coming to fix up a new air con next wednesday. And till then, we’ll have to scout for our next desktop bargain and other things we might need! Stay tuned!
It’s great to be able to share with you our joy of building up our office! And narrating our experience to you is definitely one that is meant to spur you on that anything is possible so long as you set your mind and heart to achieve it.
Calvin and I have come a long way since knowing about Internet Marketing back in 2006 and stumbling and falling and finally picking up our toes and taking the right path down this industry. Never did we imagine back then in 2006, that we will be running a full-fledged company within a span of just 2 years. Do bear in mind that we were studying University and working on our business at the same time then.
Now, we’re working from home and have registered our companies, running operations from Monday to Friday. It’s been great that we’re starting a business and working on our own because it’s OTOT (own time own target), so our income is proportional to the effort we put in. And what spurs us on is our goals to achieve the many things in life together which makes us more united, committed and willing to go all out.
We just went to IKEA today to get our office furniture. Got the office tables, swivel chairs, magnetic board, whiteboard etc. It was fun planning what kind of office we were hoping to have and what we wanted to have in it. So we went down to IKEA about 3 weeks back and settled on the items. Then waited for the right moment before making our purchase. And it’s today!
Now that we’ve got the furniture, it’s time to purchase the desktops. We’ll need to get 2 desktops and we’re currently scouting for good deals. 😉 A trip to Sim Lim one afternoon should do the trick. 😀 Until then, we’re about 20% done considering that we’ve got the furniture!
I should snap photos of the office at its gradual creation stages! 😀 Haha.. I’ll be sure to do that and post them up in my next post. 😉 Stay tuned!