If your home office is a place of chaos more than it is a place of productivity, it’s time to get organized. Use these organization hacks to de-clutter and make your office somewhere you actually feel like getting work done.
Scan documents and throw away paper copies you don’t need.
Too many papers lying around on your desk can add a lot of clutter fast. Scan items you need to keep and save them in folders on your computer. Throw away anything that isn’t important.
Check out the dollar store and thrift store for items your office needs.
Organizing doesn’t have to be expensive. Check your local dollar store and thrift store for storage containers, filing cabinets, bookshelves and more!
Set up your space based on your workflow.
Think about the time you spend in your office. Based on where your computer is, where should your pens and paper be? Where are the most convenient place for your trash can, filing cabinet, and other most frequently used items?
Invest in bookshelves or rolling carts.
Bookshelves and rolling carts are a great way to add more storage space to any office.
Declutter at the end of each day.
Each day, after you finish working in your office, clean up the space and prepare it for the next day. This helps keep junk from piling up.
Create a filing system.
For the items you can’t scan or throw away, create a filing system that’s easy for you to understand. Put the files away somewhere, too. Don’t leave them sitting on your desk.
Use your wall space.
Hang up your calendar. Place hooks on the wall to hang things like mail organizers, scissors, rulers, and other items.
Get creative with everyday items as organizing compartments.
Do you have an extra muffin tin? Put in in your desk drawer and use it to organize thumb tacks, paper clips, binder clips, and more.
Organize and consolidate your cords.
Use Velcro strips to bind cords together and keep them organized. Label the cords using tape or cord labels.
Make your office space you want to be.
Don’t forget to add your own personal flair. Add pictures to the wall, hang plants and other decor, customize your computer desktop, and even paint the walls with a color you love.