"My biggest concern is personal office space," he said. "I like to spread out. I'm not necessarily untidy, but I'm not tidy."
He may have a tough time. The manager's office at Wrigley can handle a desk, but not much else.
"That's tough -- you'll see me in the dugout a lot then," he said.
Maddon also will be making an adjustment from a climate-controlled environment at Tropicana Field to a ballpark where the elements play a huge factor.
"In a unique situation, the home team should make it an advantage," he said. "I want us to take advantage of whatever it is because we're there more often."
Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.