By tradition, the start of the New Year is a great time to make a few resolutions. So with that in mind, why not consider making one of yours tackling that mess of a home office you work in every day? You know, the office that has papers cluttering all areas of your desk, filing cabinets that aren’t being used properly and cords and plugs running all over the room, creating a safety hazard.
Why not turn your home office into the area that you always envisioned? Here’s a look at some home office organization tips – it’s not as daunting of a task as you might think:
- Use a filing cabinet or Desk Organizer: Organize papers by their category so that you can find important documents when you need them quickly, without the hassle of shuffling through stacks of papers on your desk.
- Use technology to your advantage: While we encourage the use of a filing cabinet for important paper documents, we also encourage you to store files and important documents digitally on your computer, too. This can help reduce the clutter in your office and also help you save on ink and paper. Just be sure that you back up your files to the cloud or another secure backup service.
- Hanging bookcases: Hanging bookcases, which are installed into the wall, make for a great addition to the home office because they can store items without taking up any floor space. Floor space is at a premium in your home office, so anything you can do to conserve it is important.
- Cable organizers: You’ve got a plug to your computer, to your printer, to your speakers, possibly to your monitor. Chances are the wires to these plugs are scattered about your office floor, creating a potential safety and fire hazard. A cable organizer can resolve that. Simply put, these organizers allow you eliminate the slack from electrical cables, making the office a much safer place.
- A wall or desk calendar: Every home office should have one of these on hand. It’s arguably the easiest, cheapest and most effective way to stay organized.
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