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Expert Tips To Organise Your Home Office Space

Expert Tips to Organise your Home Office Space
Working from home is a gift and a curse for a lot of people

Working from home is a gift and a curse for a lot of people. Sure, you get to spend your time in the one place over which you have control. But more often than not, it can seem as though we are just bringing our work problems back home with us.

So what can you do about it? Well, the first thing to do is get your home office space in order. With a nicely organised home office, you can dispatch problems as they arise. Organisation encourages productivity, and home offices are no different. So read our list of tips for organising your home office – you will be amazed at the results.

Categorise the things in your home office and store them together

If you’re looking at a jumble of stuff in your home office, your first question is probably ‘where do I start?’ Luckily we have a simple answer: categorise your things. When you have all of your stuff effectively sorted into different categories, it is much easier to organise. Simply find a suitable space for each category that you assign. This will make it far easier for you to find things, as you need them. Some examples include stationery, books, electronics etc.

Is your home office overflowing with paperwork? A filing cabinet is the best solution

Paper is the organisational bane of us all! It always seems to come in much faster than it goes, which leaves piles of the stuff all over desks, drawers and sometimes even the floor. But even when it seems too much to deal with, there is still an easy solution: filing cabinets! Filing cabinets are secure and easily accessible storage solutions that often go underutilised in home offices. The best part: they’re quite cheap to buy and come in a range of designs and colours.

Organising your home office is easier if your furniture is mobile – you’ll need hard floors though!

So you’ve accumulated some extra furniture now in your home office organisation project. You’ve got a few drawers, a filing cabinet and a chair. How do you organise them in the best way possible? It might sound strange, but the best solution here is wheels! If you have wheel-mounted cabinets, drawers and chairs, your home office will be able to keep up with your dynamic organisational needs. You can chop and change your space to suit you, without having to lug heavy drawers around the room. Everything will look and feel more accessible, and the effect of that shouldn’t be underestimated.

Your home office is a professional space: try and keep it separate from the rest of your home

One of the biggest mistakes we see in home office layout is overlap. For example, a home office in a bedroom overlaps professional space with personal space. This can have an impact on both your professional and private enjoyment of your bedroom. At the end of the day, your home office is a workspace and like all good workspaces, it should be separated from your private spaces. So assign yourself an entirely separate room for your home office. Even if it means refitting your garage, or extending part of your house, it is a useful professional investment that will pay off in productivity.

Is your home office getting overrun? Follow the ‘one in one out’ rule

Everything has its limit, and home offices are no different. Even with the best organisational tools and shrewd home office organisation, there will come a point where nothing else fits. That is when you need to adopt the one in, one out rule. Every time something new comes in, you need to get rid of something old to make room. It will seem hard at first but trust us – it’s well worth it!

For all your home office needs, get in touch with Murchie Constructions today on (07) 4132 7777.

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