Welcome back, my dear homemaker friends! Yesterday, we decluttered and organized our guest spaces, and today, we're tackling our home offices. Whether you have an actual home office or a stack of papers hidden in your closet, it's time to get your workspace back in shape. Let's get our Martha Stewart hats on, and get started!
Set aside dedicated time: In order to tackle your home office, set aside a dedicated time. Allocate at least an hour, preferably two, so you can focus on the task at hand. Remember, your home office is where you work and make important decisions for your household, so don't rush it. Make it a priority and take your time to do it right.
Start with a clean slate: Before diving right in, clear your office space by removing everything from your desk, shelves, and drawers. This clears the way for you to start sorting and categorizing your items. It's time to get rid of all the old papers, dusty knick-knacks, and broken equipment. Don't forget to wipe down your desk and vacuum the floor, too!
Organize your supplies: With everything cleared, it's time to sort your supplies. This task might be overwhelming, but break it down into smaller tasks that suit you best. Start by grouping your supplies into three categories: "keep", "recycle", and "donate". Put all the items you’ll use again in the “keep” pile. If you have paper or office supplies you won’t use, put them in the “recycle” pile. Any office items that are still functional, but you no longer need or don’t want, place them in the “donate” pile. These categories will help you prioritize your office tasks.
Make it pretty: After sorting, it’s time to organize your office supplies so that everything has its place. Invest in some stylish whiteboards, bulletin boards, or file cabinets. Creating zones in your office space for your desk equipment (pens, pencils, notebooks, sticky notes, paper clips) will ensure all your staples have a specific space. Spend extra time putting everything in order to ensure that every item has a proper place. A visually appealing office is more inspiring and motivates productivity.
Keep it up: You’ve done all the hard work, now it's time to maintain the organization long-term. To keep things on track, try to spend 10-20 minutes each day to reorganize your office. Make sure all items are in their designated spot. The regular organization will keep your home office running smoothly and help you find what you need when you need it.
With this ultimate guide, you should now have everything you need to tackle your home office in style. Remember to allocate dedicated time, start with a clean slate, and categorize your supplies as keep, recycle, or donate. After sorting, it's time to invest in some stylish storage and organizers that will give your space a touch of personality and keep your supplies handy for your work. Finally, make it a habit to job check and reorganize each day. Having a clean desk and organized supplies will encourage focus, inspiration, and productivity. Let's get to work and get your home office space up and running like a boss!