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6 Organization Strategies for Your Home Office

A Well-Organized White Plains Home OfficeRegardless of how you use your White Plains home office, it is difficult to get things done if the area is messy and cluttered. Office organization can be a challenge when you have other tasks and responsibilities to do. Get (and stay) organized– reclaim your office space –with these top organizational strategies recommended by experts. Having an organizational system can help you be more productive in just a few hours in a week.

Set Up a System

Before clearing off your desk, or even your computer, you’ll need to have a place to put everything. That is why creating an organizational system is an important first step. If your work uses a lot of paper, that system should include items like an inbox, a file rack for open projects, file storage for completed work, a recycling bin, and so on. On your computer, you can set up a way to organize files and documents, whether by date, alphabetically, or chronologically.

Invest in Storage

Even online workers still need to keep some documents and papers in the office. This is why you should invest in quality storage for your home office. A filing cabinet and some shelving are must-haves for any office. And if you need more space you can take advantage of the vertical space in your office to maximize your storage. Vertical shelves are effective storage areas to keep your desk from getting crowded.

Go Digital

If you do not like having a lot of paper around, you can try scanning things into digital files instead. There are many software programs that let you easily convert printed documents, invoices, bills, and others into digital files. You also need to invest in a good quality scanner or all-in-one machine (printer, scanner, fax) and a shredder to destroy any documents you don’t plan to keep.

Clear Away Clutter

One of the fastest ways to feel more organized in a hurry is to clear the clutter off your desk or other areas of your office. Make it a habit to not put anything unrelated to your current project on your desk. This includes any office equipment. Try creating a neatly organized area next to your desk and move items you don’t need easy access to into a different room or store it in a cabinet or boxes. When your office is organized, it becomes easier to focus on your work.

Re-think Your To-Do List

Another challenging matter for home offices is keeping track of schedules and deadlines. It is helpful to choose a system that will help you keep track of things you need to remember and do. This system could be as simple as a desktop planner, or an app on your computer or smartphone. The important thing is to choose a format for your daily to-do list that will work for you.

Make Time for Organization

The challenge in home office organization is keeping things that way from day today. A good way to automate your organization is to schedule time for it weekly. Plot it on your calendar as you would do with any other meeting. And then use that time to shred old papers, go through your inbox, or put away clutter. This way, you can easily maintain your office and enjoy a productive work week.


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