4 Quick Tips for Home Office Organization

this post answers the following questions
1. Is it important that people working from home should have the same office feeling?
2. What is the important factor when creating your own office space?
3. Is it important in your own office to allot a space for your needed appliances?
4. How can you organize the computer wirings in your office so that it will not look cluttered?
5. What is the main thing to remember when arranging you own office desk?

People who work from home should have the same ‘office’ feeling so that their efficiency in meeting deadlines and projects are met. In order to achieve this, the space should be clean, comfortable, and most of all, organized.

Here are several tips on how to organize your home office.

  • Create your personal space. Depending on the size of your house, a home office can be as big as the master’s bedroom or a simple desk and a cabinet would suffice. The size doesn’t actually matters – the more important factor is that you have a boundary that indicates where your home ends and where your office begins. Studies say that knowing this actually creates that mindset that once you are in your office, you mean business and not family or pleasure.
  • Once that a definite area is set, adequate space must then be allotted for the needed appliances. Offices at home must have a clear work area and that means ample space for all the needed equipment. Creating office zones also facilitates ease of work. There can be different zones, depending on your needs. An example would be to have a Working Center where your actual desk or computer is located; a Reference Center where professional books, dictionaries, and other manuals can be found; and a Supply Center where stocked papers, pins, and folders are placed.
  • Computer wires, mixed with fax machine wiring, and the printer wiring must be organized properly. One of the things that make an office look cluttered is the wiring system of the computer and other appliances. There are different ways to address this; one would be put these things on separate places. It doesn’t have to be too far that you have to keep on standing just to reach your computer or printer. There just has to be some distance so that the wirings could be differentiated from each other. If your space is not that big and there is no choice but to put them side by side, it’s better to have a tape or string and tie the wires together. All computer wirings should be put together since this is the one that really turns into a mess. These could then be properly arranged in such a way that it is hidden from your actual visual field or work area. An example would be to put up some hooks near the edge or back panel of your desk and to hang the wires there.
  • Make sure that all you have on top of your desk are the things you really need or frequented. Pencils, scissors, pens, and important documents can be placed in a drawer (or in a cup, for the pencils and pens). The main thing to remember is this: your desktop should not have everything on it. The mainstays on a desk are a clock, a tray (for incoming and outgoing papers), a calendar, and a lamp or source of light. Unless your computer is a desktop, you shouldn’t put this on your desk. Most of the time, laptops would suffice for home office use and it can be placed in a locked drawer for safety.

As with your entire home office, everything you frequently use must be placed in easy to reach areas. Things that are not used daily should be placed in a separate filing shelf. This way you make ample space for things that you use every day. Using vertical file trays and color coded pins or binders also help in organizing a desk since this easily gives you an idea as to its content.

Maria Dublin is a PR Assistant in the blog community for ComputerDesk.com. She loves helping people find the right accessories for their home office. Visit ComputerDesk.com for free shipping on every desk, every day.

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