Tips for Organizing Your Home Office

7 Jan

Tips for Organizing Your Home Office

Having a home office makes it more efficient for working moms and dads to complete their work because it gives them a solitary place where they can concentrate. Home offices are perfect solutions for working parents who do not want to mix work with their personal lives.

Below are tips on how to organize your home office to reduce clutter:

  • Install sturdy wall shelves for added storage and design. Open shelves on the wall will make it easier to organize folders and books and view and retrieve them when needed. You can also add book ends to keep books and folders in place, while adding a touch of flair.
  • Sort papers. Bills, used paper, scratch paper, and new information are all jumbled on top of your desk, making it an inconvenient hassle to work on. So, sort them into paper trays labeled “New”, Current”, and “Old” and throw away the rest.
  • Use small trays or baskets for small office supplies. Put pens in canisters and paper clips  and rubber bands in trays. These will keep small things organized and easier to find.
  • Pin important bills and notes on boards. Install a cork board on your wallm so you can have a place to post important notes. This will also keep papers off your desk. Just make sure to throw away old notes when they become irrelevant and file away old bills once they have been paid, so they don’t clutter your memo board.
  • Organize your files. Create a good filing system for your bills and important documents. By doing so, it will be much easier to find these files when you need them in the future.
  • Go wireless and paperless. Take advantage of wireless technologies to reduce cord clutter in your home office. Also utilize technologies that allow you to go paperless, so you can reduce the piles of paper on your desk.
  • Establish a working office flow. Make sure that your printer is near your computer, so you don’t have to transfer it if needed. The same goes with your office supplies. A good work flow will allow you to work faster and more effectively.
  • Move personal things away from your home office. Sure, you love to have your personal things on hand, but they can sometimes get in the way when you start to work. Make your home office a place to actually work, so you will be more inspired to do your best.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent
405.330.0031

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