Reduce clutter in your home office by stocking up on storage and organization products from Overstock. Start out by selecting a roomy bookcase or console to hold training manuals, catalogs, and other bulky reading material. Add foldable fabric storage bins to the shelves for storing printer paper and small office supplies. Seamlessly integrate your office furnishings into your home's decor by choosing a desk in a complementary style. Opt for a unit with a filing cabinet drawer for holding contracts and other important documents, or purchase a lateral file cabinet if you have a large quantity of documents to store. You can rely on the expert craftsmanship of noted manufacturers such as Ameriwood and Furniture of America to produce high-quality office furnishings that last for years.
7 Tips to Keep your Home Office Organized & Efficient
1. Shred Old Papers
An important key to keeping your office clean and organized is reducing the amount of unnecessary documents on your desk. If you have documents from several months back that you know you won’t need anymore, it might be a good idea to shred the documents to clear up more space on your desk. You don’t want to just throw away the documents, be sure to shred them as that will keep people from stealing essential information from you.
2. Wrap Cords & Wires
One of the things that can take up the most space if you choose to neglect it are your cords and wires. These items can constantly get in your way. Choosing to wrap the cords up and maybe even store them in small bin by your desk will keep them out of the way, and eliminate the chances of you tripping on them and hurting yourself. To reduce the number of cables in your way, you can store or toss any electronic equipment you don’t use any more.
3. Add Dividers to Drawers
Adding dividers to your drawers is an efficient way to stay organized. You can use the dividers to sort all of the documents you need in order, from most important to the ones you very rarely, but sometimes use. By keeping the most important documents to the front, you are sure to see it a lot more often.
4. Color Code Folders
Color coding your files will help you to stay more efficient. By doing this, you can group similar items together and significantly reduce the stress of locating various documents. Color coding folders will give you a place to keep important papers related to your clients, vendors or even important documents you don’t want to lose.
5. Assemble an Activity Center
One of the smartest things you can do in keeping your office organized is by dedicating each area of your office to a specific task or activity. You can designate an area for your computer work, an area for reading, an area for telephone calls, and a part of the office where you store various items.
6. Maximize Space
You can save precious space in your office by better utilizing the vertical space you have. You can mount shelves or rail tiles to your walls and by doing this, will have a space to put your office supplies that is out of the way, yet still close enough to get to with ease. Taking advantage of the vertical space will help to keep your desk clutter free. Another advantage of doing this is that you may be able to use a smaller sized desk, creating a more relaxing and comfortable work environment. A freestanding workstation can also be a wise option. These workstations are a lot more reliable and can be moved around with ease.
7. Use a Label Maker
Using a label maker will help you save a lot of time when searching for needed documents. This labeling process will significantly reduce the chances of losing those important documents. Choosing to label your documents will help you to find them in no time at all.
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