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How to Organize Your Home Office

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{designed by Jennifer Post, photo: Michael Moran for Architectural Digest}

{designed by Jennifer Post, photo: Michael Moran for Architectural Digest}

As we continue into modernity, the trend of people working from home will only grow. Having a home office is going to become an important area in our abodes like a living room or dining area. It’s a place (hopefully quiet) to get work done and do what’s necessary to pay bills.

Since today is National Organize Your Home Office Day, we could think of no better time to take a good look at our allotted office space to see what works and what doesn’t. How does your current room or area look? Can it be more organized or functional? Should your home office need a revamp, here are some tips you may want to consider.

{Organizing Your Home Office}

{It's About Thames Desk Organizer, ModCloth}

{It’s About Thames Desk Organizer, ModCloth}

  1. Desk organizer. This is an obvious choice, but so many people do not use a desk organizer. Guess what? You need one! Find a desk organizer that can store all of your loose items like pens, pencils, scissors, paper clips, notepads, etc. Choose an organizer that works well in your space. For example, don’t use a large organizer for a small desk because you need the work surface (It’s About Thames Desk Organizer Set, ModCloth).
  2. File cabinet. Everyone should at least one filing cabinet they can store underneath their desk (perfect for smaller homes). As much as we love a paperless trail, a pile-up of folders and loose papers can quickly crowd our desk (Bisley 2-Drawer Premium File Cabinet, The Container Store).
  3. Wall organizer. Wall organizers are an absolute must for home offices because you want to utilize every bit of space you have to keep your room looking clean and pristine. Great examples include a wall system (Daily System, Pottery Barn), chalkboard or chalkboard decal (Chalkboard Wall Decal, Urban Outfitters), corkboard or magnet board (TerraCycle Corkboard, or an over-sized wall calendar (see “The Benefits of Over-Sized Calendars in the Home”).


What are some ways you keep your home office organized?

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