home office

Is your home office taking over your home – and not in a good way?

Are you suffocating beneath piles of papers? Or simply wanting fresh ideas to store your items better? Well you’re in the right place.

Keep reading for home office ideas you’ll wish you knew about yesterday.

Shelves and more shelves

If you don’t already have a set of shelves in your home office – get some!

Shelves are the most versatile storage solution you can invest in. They can be used for books, DVDS, games, stationary, folders, archive boxes – the list goes on. You can also use shelves as a focal point of the home office to display items and knickknacks of personal significance.

Archive boxes can store anything and everything

Along with shelves, archive boxes are your new best friend. Archive boxes can be used to store paperwork, projects, photos, or even magazines to name a few.

The best part is the wealth of stunning archive boxes that are available for purchase these days. We adore colour coding boxes or matching the colour scheme of your home office to your storage solutions.

Use jars for pens and pencils

Don’t line your desk with standard pen holders, instead get creative and use jars for a fun approach to office storage.

Invest in an electronic back-up system

The number one thing you can do when organising your home office is creating an electronic back-up system. We all know someone who has experienced computer issues and fallen victim to lost files. With so much of our lives held electronically these days – you don’t want this to happen to you.

There are a number of electronic back-up system options including external hard drives or cloud based services that store your files online.

It doesn’t matter which system you choose. What does matter is that you set aside some time each week to transfer all your information over to the back-up system.

Clean up every day – no exception

Do you concentrate better in a clean environment? Set aside 10-15 minutes at the end of each day to clean up your home office.

You may not feel like you’re getting much out of this routine initially, but starting the next day (or the next time you use your office) in a clean environment has the potential to enhance productivity. The longer you keep this routine in place, the easier it will become.

Soon you won’t even notice you’re tidying your home office everyday – instead, it will simply feel clean!

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