More and more people are incorporating an office into their homes, whether or not they also have an office elsewhere. Of course, home office spaces are convenient and lend themselves to increased efficiency in one’s job, but this is only true if the space itself is organized and streamlined to match one’s personal and job style and needs. Because, really, not everyone needs a desk, laptop, and filing cabinet.
Regardless of the actual items one needs within his/her office space, organization is the key to being able to work efficiently and effectively from the home. One beautiful thing about a home office is that it can be customized – by you – to meet your specific wants and needs. Here are five tips for organizing your space:
1. Start by Designating a Home Office Space.
This is probably an obvious first step, but it must be said. It’s absolutely necessary! If you find yourself consistently trying to do your work from the ironing board (heaven forbid) or the dining room table, the first step in getting organized is carving out a space for your home office. It needn’t be an entire room; an office-turned closet might be all you need. But make sure the space is designated as your home office to keep things organized and focused.