How to Organize Your Home Office

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Registered: 01-20-2004
How to Organize Your Home Office
Wed, 04-24-2013 - 7:35am

Has your home office become a dumping ground for lots of random stuff? We’ve asked organization experts to help us solve your most common home office problems. (**This happens often to me.)

I have the expedit shelf system, just need to organize it! I highly recommend bins though.

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Registered: 11-14-2008
Wed, 04-24-2013 - 2:10pm

I recently re-organized my home office; it had become a dumping ground for the whole family and was driving me crazy! Took me two days to de-clutter and sort through things, but my new rule is my desk is cleared every day. I love the shelf system... the baskets are perfect for keeping things sorted and organized so I can lay my hands on anything I need in an instant. Plus, it just looks pretty! Wink

Next step... painting! Since the layout is now exactly how I want it, I want to spruce it up a bit more with some color and totally make it my space that I can enjoy spending time in.

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Registered: 04-22-2013
Mon, 04-29-2013 - 2:23pm

For me, having a clean work environment is crucial or else it becomes such a distraction I can't be productive. I try to begin and end my work day/hours/etc cleaning up random papers and other toys, dishes, etc that seem to land near my computer area. That way its done and I can have a clear head, and it makes it easier to stay on top of it if I try and clear everything off at the end of the day too. I love containers, but since most of my work is saved online, I have to make sure and clean house with my work and email files too.

I try and organize, rename, and trash old info daily or multi times weekly to keep my electronic work space clutter free too!

I also have to have natural light when I am working, so I make sure the drapes are open and maybe a window too if its nice out, to get some fresh air.

In Success,  Katherine at