Home Office On A Budget -- The Essentials

Andy Rooney had a funny bit about his home office on 60 Minutes awhile back, in which he revealed he uses an old piece of shaped burlwood for a desk -- it's beautiful and unusual, but he seldom actually sees it underneath the prodigious amount of clutter. It's also a well-known fact that upon his death, Albert Einstein left his workspace piled high with books, paperwork and a mass of jotted equations.

Curmudgeons and geniuses can get away with that kind of thing, but most of us who work out of our homes need to be more streamlined. So, how can you make your home office comfortable for yourself, but also presentable to the occasional visitor -- all without breaking the bank?