Now that we’ve officially entered a new “work-from-home era,” it’s possible that you’ve gracefully and seamlessly transitioned into working in your home office, things are organized and clutter-free, and your space is free of distraction so you can fully focus on your daily duties.
However, things are uncertain and we are all adjusting to a new normal, so if your office is looking more chaotic than clean, you might be looking for some home office ideas to maintain some level of cleanliness in your home workspace.
Here are a few home office setup tips to keep your work-from-home organization game going strong.
A secretary desk, or desk with a roll-down top or a drop-down leaf, means you can close things up and totally conceal your work when it’s time to finish up for the day. Not only are there some very chic secretary desks out there, but they are space-saving if space in your home is at a premium. Plus, the ritual of closing things up can help separate your time working from home from the rest of your home life.
Have a Place for Gadgets
When you’re working from home, it can be easy to get distracted by your smartphone, your Kindle or your tablet—and all that technology and the corresponding charging cables can make your space look cluttered and messy. You’ll boost your productivity and give yourself a more organized workspace if you create a place to stow your tech gear when it’s not in use.
Make your home office organization high tech by creating a docking station for all of your devices so you can stay on task. While you’re at it, take the opportunity to come up with a cord management system and tackle the tangle of charging cords sitting under your desk too.
Consider a Command Center
Home office organization shouldn’t stop in your home office. There are things in your home office that your whole family needs to access, like the printer, stamps, office supplies, tape and scissors. As soon as your family wanders into your home office, you can end up with school projects, personal bills and other clutter getting tracked in and clogging up your space.
If you set up a family “command center” with a printer, corkboard, family calendar, school supplies, notecards and more, you’ll have less traffic in and out of your home office and printing last-minute homework or forms can happen in a cinch—elsewhere. You’ll have a place for incoming and outgoing mail and even somewhere to stow keys when you come home. It will keep your home office more organized, and your family will stay more organized too.
Use Vertical Wall Space
Home office organization doesn’t have to mean concealing everything. If you’re short on space in your home office, why not go up? Things can start to feel disorganized from a sheer lack of space, so you can create some valuable real estate in your home office by installing shelves. Open shelves can free up your space and give an elegant, sophisticated and organized vibe. Try converting an entire wall into a shelf system as an accent wall for added visual interest.
Here are a few ways you can add space for storage and personal style with shelves in your home office. You also can add beautiful bins and baskets to contain office supplies and other necessities out of sight and contribute to the decor all at once.
Stick to Your Filing System
Papers can quickly pile up on a desk—it’s the perfect place to drop things to handle later. But too many papers on your desk can look disorganized. If you haven’t already, you should set up a filing system with designated drawers for home and work use.
Setting up a filing system doesn’t have to be hard—in fact, it can be done in seven easy steps. However, if you don’t make a habit of filing things away each day, you can end up with a huge mountain of paperwork cluttering up your desk. To keep your home workspace looking organized each day, end your work by filing all your papers so you leave a neat workspace to return to the next morning.
Let Us Help You
If working from home and balancing the kids’ virtual assignments with your own schedule has given you enough to worry about, why not let us help with your home office organization? We can clean your workspace and your home so you have more time to transition your work tasks to your home office, help with math homework and maintain your sanity.
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Our expertly trained, full-time team members focus on sanitizing high-touch areas using a hospital-grade, one-step disinfectant. To find out more about the extra measures we are taking to ensure your home cleaning is also a contamination-free cleaning in the age of the coronavirus, you can check out our commitment to you here.
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Let us help you keep your home clean with a detailed cleaning service—after all, you’re spending quite a bit of time there right now. Why not spend it in a clean, peaceful, organized space you can trust is clean? Request a quote today, and get your home office sparkling clean.