A clean, organized home office is vital to stay focused, make the most of every workday, and separate your work and home life. Whether your home office is a desk in your kitchen or a dedicated room, it can quickly become filled with clutter causing you stress. In honor of Organize Your Home Office Day on March 8th, we’ve compiled this list of tips to organize your home office:
Go through everything you have in your home office and get rid of anything you no longer use or need. Chances are there are some pens that no longer work, old magazines and newspapers, unused or broken office equipment, and outdated documents. A good rule of thumb is to throw out anything you haven’t touched in three to four years and remember to shred documents with personal information on them.
If your desk is full of personal items like a favorite plant, photos, or your child’s toys, for example, it’s time to move them. Depending on the item, you may want to hang it on the wall, place it on a bookshelf, or find another room to store it. Your desk should be clean and free of items that distract you from your work.
Physical documents can quickly clutter up your home office. By signing up for cloud storage, you can digitize them and get rid of the hard copies taking over your space. If you do decide to keep some physical documents, organize them in folders or binders and store them in a file cabinet, desk drawer, or organizer that hangs from the back of your door.
A whiteboard next to our desk is a great tool to keep you organized while you’re on the job. Use it to jot down a daily or weekly to-do list or remind yourself of upcoming meetings or events. With a whiteboard, you won’t have to worry about throwing out your to-do lists by accident and can enjoy crossing off tasks as you complete them.
Do your best to dedicate 20 to 30 minute each week to organize your home office every week. Take out the trash, get rid of unused items, and give your desk a good wipe down. Ideally, you’d do this each Friday so that you can start fresh when Monday rolls around.
Keeping your finances organized is also essential. A financial professional can help you review your financial situation and determine the ideal financial plan for your unique situation. Contact us today to get started.
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