Working from home sounds great, unless your home office is a disaster. And you don’t need to be a business owner to organize like a boss, and with these simple ideas you can tackle the piles on your work space in style.
This weekend, spend a few hours cleaning, organizing and getting a handle on your home office. These simple tips will show you how to get started, and will guide you through the process. By Monday, you might even be able to see the top of your desk again.
SWEEP THE DESK CLEAN
Is your desk buried under stacks of papers, rainbow-colored mountains of Post-Its and piles of office supplies? Start with a clean slate. Take everything off your desk except for your computer, printer and phone.
STOCK UP DESK ACCESSORIES
Your office is the place that’s within eyeshot as you’re working, and you’ll feel a lot better if it’s looking organized. The best way to achieve that is to purchase a variety of desk accessories that are not only visually-pleasing, but also serve a practical purpose.
INVEST IN A FILLING CABINET
Investing in a filing cabinet is a great way to free up space in your home office. Label every file and put it in its proper place in the filing cabinet so you won’t have to go hunting for it when you really need it.
HANG A SHELF OVER YOUR DESK
Expand your work space with just a few taps of a hammer, making room to store extra tech items or books. It’s also a clever way to display artwork.
OPTIMIZE YOUR STORAGE SPACE
Don’t just rely on your desk itself to keep your home office organized. Nearby cubbies, hooks, and baskets can keep the clutter off your desk so you have plenty of room to work.
PROVIDE SPOTS FOR YOUR MAGAZINES AND INSPIRATIONS
Your magazines, books, clippings and random pieces of paper can all come together to act as inspiration in your office, and you can give them places to live as well.
USE A PINBOARD
Bulletin boards aren’t just for schools. A well-placed pinboard can help you and your family stay organized by keeping important numbers and reminders within eyesight.
SWITCH UP YOUR LIGHTING
Save major surface space by using an adjustable floor lamp or sconces-like lighting instead of a traditional desk lamp.
RELOCATE PERSONAL ITEMS
Take everything that’s not directly related to your work off your desk. That includes photos, magazines, greeting cards, awards, plants, coffee mugs and souvenirs. You can still have some of these items in your office, just in a more remote place.
Your cluttered desk is about to be a thing of the past. These easy organization tips and tricks for your home office will help your tidy up your desk drawers, file cabinets, and work-space surfaces so that you’ll have a stress-free spot to get things done.
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