Help with how to organize your home office can stomp out the clutter bugs that interfere with our clairity and high energy levels. Here are some great office organization tips from Jeanine.
How to Organize Your Home Office For Success
Author: Jeanine Roberts
You can get your home office more organized where it’s more accessible and clean.
Is your computer room or your “office” in complete disarray? Do you have cords in a mass entanglement behind your desk and way too many plugs coming out of the outlet in your wall? If you’re afraid that something might blow, maybe it is time to get it together in there! If your desk is accumulating layer of sediment (more specifically, piles and piles of papers), let me help you out.
I admit, I’m notorious for letting papers pile up if I don’t file things immediately. I just keep thinking to myself that I’ll eventually get around to it. Don’t try and take on a whole reorganization of your home office all at one time. Trust me, you’ll get more discouraged and then put it off all together.
Start out by going to the store -It sounds weird to think that you need to acquire more to make it look like less, but when it comes to organization, you sort of do. Invest in some folders, a filing cabinet if you don’t already have one and draw organizers. A paper shredder is also a must if you really have a home office.
Start small -Once you get back from the shopping spree, start with the dispensable items and get rid of them. Take a huge garbage bag with you and start hurling papers! If you’re a paper hoarder bust out that filing cabinet and file it all away in a manner that makes sense. Throw out the stuff that doesn’t work, old pens, empty tape dispensers, etc. Use your drawer trays to organize stacks of office supplies.
Revisit your filling cabinet -If you already have a filing cabinet, you might need to go through it to make room for the new stuff. Shred old documents, or if it is necessary to keep them, put them in a box and stick it in storage.
Get Control of Your Cables -Remember that mess of a cord pile behind your desk with too many plugs in the outlet? Get a cord protector which will separate all the cords and protect them as well. There are also different cable wraps, ties, clips and clamps you can get as well. For the outlet, get a power strip, and even a surge protector so you can rest easy that you’re not going to blow out all the electrical wiring in your home.
Make it a habit Make it a goal to clear off your desk at least once a week. Only put things on your desk that are absolutely necessary. If you slowly get yourself into this habit, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to clean and organize your home office when you keep at it.
About the Author
Jeanine is a dedicated gardener, DIY-er, and writer. She writes about home improvement, decor, landscaping, and crafting among other things. She enjoys restoring old homes and gardening. She lives outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband and three daughters. Check out her home improvement blog
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