Organizing a home office will help you become more effective and will bring a sense of order to your space. As a college student intern for Vicki Winterton, Utah Valley’s professional organizer, I have learned that organizing a home office takes time, but is totally worth it when completed. Everything in your home office will have a place and you will be able to find the items you need. You will also have the work spaces you need and they will be clear of other items so you can work there. As you begin organizing a home office, follow Vicki’s ACT and SPARK organizing formulas.
Three Steps to Begin:
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1. When you begin organizing a home office, you want to assess what tasks the office will be used for:
What spaces you will need? What you want to do in the office? What will be stored in the home office?
2. Next, create a plan for organizing a home office:
Where all furniture and storage pieces go? Where all the paperwork and supplies be stored?
3. Then you begin the organizing process
Helpful Tips for Organizing a Home Office’s Space
Here are some ideas to try as you move forward on organizing a home office space:
- Make sure there are specific work areas for all using the office
- Create storage places for supplies so the desk top is clear for everyday use
- Use drawer dividers to keep small materials and supplies separated
- Have a paper file for “need to be filed” papers on the desk
- Organize all cords
- Use your wall space by putting in sturdy wall shelves where files and other objects can be placed
- A tack board or white board can be used to post important messages and reminders
- A file cabinet is helpful in keeping all important papers organized and contained
Vicki has taught me that organizing a home office will help me accomplish more once in the office.
For more ideas on organizing a home office check out some of Vicki’s other articles…She really does talk the talk and walk the walk!
Contact Vicki at Organizing Mind over Matter if you have tried over and over on your own and now know you need professional help getting your home office whipped in shape.
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