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6 Organization Strategies for Your Home Office

A Well-Organized Nixa Home OfficeRegardless of what you use your Nixa home office for, it can be hard to get things done if it’s 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. You can easily craft an organizational system that can help increase your productivity in just a few hours throughout the workweek.

Set Up a System

Before you start clearing your desk (or even your desktop computer), find a place where you can put everything. That is why creating an organizational system is an important first step. Working with a lot of paper would mean you will need a system that includes things like an inbox, a file rack for open projects, file storage for completed work, a recycling bin, and so on. On a computer, perhaps you create a consistent way to organize files and documents, whether by date, alphabetically, chronologically, etc.

Invest in Storage

Even if your work is mostly online, you will still need to keep some important documents and papers in your office. Consider investing in some quality storage for your home office. A filing cabinet and some shelving are must-haves for any office. Take advantage of your home office’s vertical space so you have more storage options. Vertical shelves give you ample storage space without crowding your desk area

Go Digital

Do you feel buried under the paper? Why not try scanning them into digital files instead? There are software programs that allow easy conversion of printed documents, invoices, bills, and so on into digital files. A good quality scanner or all-in-one machine (printer, scanner, fax) will also be a good investment as well as a shredder to destroy documents you no longer need 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. Items unrelated to your current project should not stay on your desk, including office equipment. If possible, have a neatly organized area next to your desk, and store anything you don’t need easy access to into a different room or inside a cabinet or boxes. When your office is organized, it becomes easier to focus on your work.

Re-think Your To-Do List

Another concern for home offices is keeping track of schedules and deadlines. Having a system to keep track of everything you need to remember and do is essential. It could be a system as simple as a desktop planner or you can use technology via apps on your computer or smartphone. What is important is that this format for your daily-to-do list works for you regardless of what anyone else is doing.

Make Time for Organization

When your home office has been organized, the next step is to keep things that way every day. One of the best ways to automate your organization is to schedule time for it every week. 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, your home office will be maintained and will always be ready for a productive work week.


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