Simple Home Office Organization Tips That Will Transform Your Work Space
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Home office organization is a vital part of being productive and getting things done.
Below you'll find a step-by-step process for organizing your home office and everything in it as well as some initial, very important, things to consider. Enjoy and good luck!
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Home Office Organization Tips: 4 Things To Consider First
Is your home office set up in an appropriate location? This is important, because your workspace needs to be in a place that is conducive to getting work done. For example, a part of your home that is quiet and gets sunlight would be a good work environment.
Furniture placement also contributes to how productive you are. I am not a Feng Shui expert, but I do know that the flow of traffic into a room or space is very important. For example, position your desk so that you can see the door when you're sitting at it.
Decorating a home office is another important factor that can affect your productivity. Make sure you are surrounded by decor and other things that make you happy, comfortable and inspired.
Get creative with small spaces. A home office is just that...an office in your home. Many people don't have the space to dedicate a whole room to their workspace, so get creative. For example, utilize an armoire or a closet as your home office. Here are some small home office design ideas for you.
Home Office Organization Tips: The 4-Step Organizing Process
• Start with the highest priority item. What disorganized part of your home office affects you the most? Or cleaning up what section of the office will be of the highest benefit?
I find that in most cases the answer to the above questions is paper. However, paper also takes the longest to sort through, so take your time into consideration and break this down into doable, short tasks if necessary. Alternatively, you can choose to start with the next priority, because items like office supplies take less time to go through.
• Once you've decided where you will start, go through each item one by one, and decide if it is worth keeping.
• As you make decisions, put the discards in their corresponding pile, bag or box - Recycle, Shred, Trash, Distribute, Donate.
• Complete the purge by taking out the discards.
Now that you can see what and how much you have, separate your items
into categories. For example, if you are getting your supplies in order, then sort them into categories that make sense to you (i.e. electronics and cords, writing utensils, paper clips and staples).