I mostly work from home, but also work at the 10thousandgirl shared space once a week and then at random places on an ad hoc basis when I just need to get out!
This means I have to have all my important stuff together so I can do what I need to wherever I am.
Some people are very minimalist. I am not one of those people.
I am visual - I need paper.
I need lists I can see and schedules that are in front of me.
So here are the items that make up my portable office (and yes, sometimes I am really daggy and I cart them around in a wheelie case - it was not sexy enough to photograph for this post.):
Phone & Headphones
I love listening to podcasts on the go and the headphones are also good for handsfree conversations.
I gave up on my internet dongler because it really was hopeless! Now I just quickly check and send emails from the iPad if necessary.
Laptop & Mouse
I don't like the mouse on the laptop so I always have my wireless mouse on hand. It is especially helpful when I'm fussing around with excel spreadsheets and jumping between different programs.
I cannot live without my planner. It has all my important information in it and its where I schedule and prioritise what is going on in my week.
Since I created my own blog planner I wonder how I survived before! It helps me plan what posts should be ready when and keeps it altogether and clear for my chaotic mind.
While my diary keeps me on track I use my notebook to scribble out plans and details of the projects I'm working on. I prefer paper first and then I put things together and edit on the computer.
It makes such a difference writing and planning in colour with nice pens as opposed to just boring old blue or black ink. That's why I carry around my pink polka dot pencil case. It holds all the important writing and work tools including:
So, that is my portable office!
Do you lug around as much as I do or are you much more minimalist or digital??
Make it as you wish SSSs!