Mar 07, 2013
Simplifying Life: How To Organize Your (Home) Office
Waste basket from Weekday CarnivalPick up a memo board. Find an area in your work space for a pin-up or magnetic memo board. I leave so many notes for myself and it's nice to have a way to get them off of my desktop. I can pin up notes, as well as other small things I don't want to lose!
Memo board from PinterestCreate a filing system. Having a system is so important for me to stay organized. I create files for everything, even if it's just one piece of paper. That way, I know where to look for it when I need it. Figure out what works for you and exploit it! It may be file folders or boxes. Try a few different ways to find what works for you!
Organized work space from PinterestInvest in clear containers. This may sound strange because colorful boxes and bins are on trend. It's so much easier when you can SEE what your stuff! Instead of having to pull out 100 boxes, you can grab the one you need right away. I'm visual so this is my #1 trick! (This works for more than just the home office. Think about doing this for holiday decorations, gift wrap, closet storage, and kitchen items, too!)
Clear containers from Real SimpleUse furniture that rolls. I LOVE my rolling furniture pieces! I have filing cabinets and low bookcases on casters so I can roll them wherever I want. When storage pieces roll out, it's easier to look for things and work in different spaces! If I want to sort through things on the couch, I can roll over my filing cabinet. It's a simple—and super handy— trick that so many overlook!
Rolling work space from Martha StewartWith these simple steps my home office stays organized, and I'm always ready to go! This is what works for me, and you have to find what works for you! Not every tip works for everyone, because we all work in different ways. So, what are you tips? How is your work space organized?