Whether or not you work from home or not, home offices are becoming a household staple. And they can become a hot mess if they aren’t kept in check! Check out these five simple products to take organizing your home office from dumpy and scattered to neat and sleek!
Organizing Your Home Office Product #1: An Accordion Folder/Filing System
We have got to get that paperwork under control! Some of us may need a filing cabinet, while others may need a simple legal size accordion folder. Sort those papers out and get them into a system that works for your office and life.
And if you need some help conquering the paperwork clutter in your home, we’re wrapping up the 5 Days to Less Clutter Challenge this week, but there’s still time to join in the fun and get all caught up!
Organizing Your Home Office Product #2: Binders
You may or may not need this, but binders are great if you have a great deal of paperwork that goes together: coursework materials, client projects, household appliance manuals, event materials (such as a wedding). I have a friend that organizes all of her daughter’s art work from preschool in a binder. Such a great idea instead of stuffing it in a cabinet to never be seen again.
Organizing Your Home Office Product #3: Desktop Organizer
You could put everything in a drawer and dig to find what you need. You could also buy a drawer organizer and have to open the drawer every time that you need something. Or you could buy something cute for your desk, have everything out and ready to go, and be stylish to boot!
Organizing Your Home Office Product #4: Drawer Tray
Now I know I said I prefer the desktop organizer, but there is going to be extra supplies, so when you do need to venture into your drawer, everything will be neat and tidy.
Organizing Your Home Office Product #5: Storage Boxes
Depending on your business/office needs, storage boxes may be necessary. If you have dimensional items and supplies that need to be housed, get yourself some pretty boxes. These can be put on a shelf or tucked away in a cabinet, but don’t just throw all the items in a random box. For instance, if you’re a crafter put all of a particular item in one box. I use boxes to organize my samples for different projects or finish types, such as wallpapers, fabrics, tiles, etc. And if you’re feeling extra crafty, buy some white boxes and paint on some gold polka dots, decoupage some pretty paper, hot glue some ribbon- have fun and make your boxes really fit in with the style your going for.
Easy, right! Unless you have some pretty unique requirements, organizing your home office doesn’t take much. Just a few organizers, a filing system, and perhaps some boxes, and your office will be stress-free and functional!