Many Americans have now permanently switched from working in an office to working from home. However, in order to stay productive, you need a proper home office and workspace. Organizing your home office can help you do just that. Here’s where to start:
Purge what you don’t need
Papers, notepads, pens, and other junk can quickly pile up. Before we know it, our desks are overflowing with month-old reports. Take some time to go through your entire workstation and sort through items you need and items you don’t need. Whatever you no longer need, either throw it out or shred it.
Invest in drawer organizers
Drawer organizers can be a life-changer. Even after purging your workstation of old items, you will likely still have pens, pencils, folders, and other items that you want to keep long-term. Organizing these items will not only keep your desk clutter-free, but it will also make it easier to find those items in the future.
Get a bulletin board or white board
If you’re like most people, you probably need to write notes and reminders for yourself throughout the day. If you don’t want these notes cluttering your desk, you can invest in a bulletin board or white board. Not only are they great for notes, but you can also use them for to-do lists, business cards, calendars, and more.
When you start organizing items in your drawers and around your desk, you should take the extra step of color coding everything. This will make it easier to find necessary items if you’re in a rush. You can use your system for your document holder, your drawer organizer, and even the notes you keep on your bulletin board or white board.