More people are working from home now than ever before. Are you one of them? Perhaps you used to occasionally bring your laptop home and work at the kitchen table, but now you’re full-time working from home and this setup no longer works. You need an actual home office. Not only that, you need this new home office to be functional, organized, and efficient. Here are a few tips to do just that:
#1 Start with your desk. This is the focal point of the room, and also where organization is needed the most. The best way to achieve that is to get desk accessories that are not only visually-pleasing, but also serve a practical purpose. Think shelves and drawers. Working from home already makes it difficult to stay focused. If you add in trying to work with a pile of papers and other stuff in your eyesight, it’s nearly impossible!
#2 Hang a calendar on the wall. There’s something to be said for tracking your schedule on real, live calendars that hang in your office. Choose a large version and place it right when you walk in, but can also be seen from sitting at your desk. When it’s easy to see, it means you will never miss an important appointment or day.
#3 Use cubbies to your advantage. Cubbies are ideal for organizing what won’t fit into a drawer or what you would like to see. By bringing in classic shelving featuring numerous cubbies, you can organize and display everything stylishly. If you have enough room in your office, opt for a shelf with cubbies to truly achieve your organization goals. This is a great spot for picture frames, chargers, a printer, and more.
#4 Put loose paper in a filing cabinet. The filing cabinet has been a staple of the workplace for decades, and for good reason. A file for your desk is a no-brainer way to hide all of those papers that are lingering around your workspace! Putting everything in its place and easy to find is essential for organization.
Those in the Greenville, SC area have the organizational experts at Closet Plus to call upon. We do much more than just closets, including home offices. The need for organized and efficient office storage is essential in your home office. It leads to better office flow and reduces the feeling of being cramped. Our design consultant will sit down with you and analyze your space. We’ll discuss how you want to use it to obtain sufficient work space and storage for all your business needs.
Closets Plus Inc. has over 20 years of experience helping customers reduce the chaos and making your home office a fun and calming place to work. Call us today at (864) 297-9797 for a free home office organization consultation.