As spring approaches, it is the perfect time to re-imagine and organize your home office. To do your home office justice, however, you need to go beyond just organizing your files and putting all of your pens in a cool coffee cup. That’s simple stuff. We invite you to take advantage of organizational hacks that will make your overall work life much easier, and your home office more inviting – and make you more productive than ever.
Throw it away.
Keeping items beyond their usefulness only creates clutter and stress – old notes, dying plants, or pens that you will never, ever use because they aren’t the right type. Quit allowing these useless items to take up space and clear the clutter.
Clean it off.
To organize your home office, get stuff off your desk and on the wall. From a dream board to keep you motivated to a calendar to help you keep track of appointments, use your wall space.
Nothing is more distracting than a knot of wires at the foot of your desk. Use ties to keep unsightly cords untangled and neatly concealed. It will preserve a calm work space as well, and you’ll never fight to plug something in.
Buy the right tools.
Invest in comfortable furniture for your office that you’ll be able to spend long hours in. This includes a larger desk if you don’t feel like you have enough space, an ergonomic office chair, and shelving and storage to organize your home office.
Add a personal touch.
Would a colorful rug or a bright lamp make your home office more appealing? What about a canvas print of your family? Your work space should be pleasant to spend time in, and simple touches like photos, a dream board, or even a vase of fresh flowers can keep you inspired.
It’s the little things that count, even in a home office. Although a filing cabinet is an essential tool, it’s not the only thing to keep organized. You want to love where you work, and with a well-organized home office, that goal is easy to achieve. These five areas will help keep your home office organized and ready for work each day, without feeling like a dungeon.