Organizing Tips for your Home Office

Quick tips to keep your home office neat and organized


If we want to work better and more efficiently at home, we must re-think our home offices and how it can better serve their purpose. For starters it would be good to write down what are the things you do in your home office space; pay bills. answer emails, read mail and do correspondence, tutor your kids or work. Study the amount and kind of space you have and find a spot for each task; a place for storing office supplies needed for the various tasks you do and a place for actually doing them.

One of the most unsightly items in any home office is a messy pile of bills, letters and receipts. But cutting the paper trail is not easy to do on a daily basis. Realistically this can be done periodically, weekly at the most. Where do you keep the pile in the meanwhile?
Drawer Power Before you buy a fancy drawers organizer, look around the house for bowls, baking pans and other containers you no longer use.
Lose The Paper Trail Create an inbox and outbox using drawer organizers.
Organizing in Style Add life to shelves and tables with complementary paintings and portraits, and a kick of bright colors in furniture.
Used mayonnaise and jelly jars are neat storage for the office supplies you often use and need to be on your office table. These are great for pens, paper clips, rubber bands and the like.
The Tambiolo Bag Do you tug along a huge and heavy bag everyday? Is your bag practically a bookstore, grocery store and working bag all in one? Do you really need to tug along your entire office in your bag? On Saturdays when you do the groceries, have a zippered case for as pen, your grocery club membership card, a small notebook or pad for your shopping list and even a calculator. Another case can hold your checkbook and your bills for banking days. Keep them in a drawer in your home office and grab them when you need them.
Delegate and Segregate For multitaskers who not only work at home but also do crafts, sew or even use it as a gift-wrapping station, the key is to be able to separate these tasks. This may be done by either assigning different shelves for each or placing them in different bins or caddies or even drawers. It all depends on the space and storage you have. Make sure you have complete supplies in each. If you have to have 3 pairs of scissors; one for your sewing, one for gift wrapping and one for your crafts for the sake of organization then so be it. This idea can also work well for little tasks. have separate wire baskets for stationary, bills and one for your gadgets,
Pass the Message Use inexpensive blackboards, clip boards or corkboards to hold messages, to-do lists and reminders. Have separate boards for home and for work concerns.

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