Home Office Organizing Tips

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Last week was the final week in our 6 Weeks To Fall In Love With Your Home Webinar Series. When it comes to a home office, I actually take a different approach to designing and setting it up.

Needs vs Wants

The first step in creating a home office space is to determine what your needs are.

  • Will this strictly be a space for work (paying job)?
  • Will this space be strictly for managing the home?
  • Will this space be a combined space to do both work and manage the home?

When it comes to needs vs wants, it will be important to know what you must have for your office.  Do you have to have:

  • a computer?
  • a desk?
  • a printer?
  • a telephone?

Create a list like the following:

Home Office

Space Options

Once you determine what your ‘essential needs’ are, your ‘occasional needs’ and your ‘once in awhile needs’ are, you can then look at your home and determine where you will have your work space.  Perhaps the best space to put an office is in a closet:

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Perhaps your office needs to go into an existing bedroom:

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*Separating the area by a curtain is a great way to define the spaces*

Or perhaps you have a dedicated room for your home office:

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Whatever the case may be, setting up your home office should revolve around your needs.  Once you have your needs in place, your space in place, then it’s time to figure out how to be the most productive in a home office.

Productivity

Although I won’t go into all of the tips I shared in the webinar, here is the one that I strongly encourage you do every.single.day:

PLAN YOUR DAY WITH INTENTION!

When you don’t plan your day it can easily get away on you!  At the beginning of the workday, or even better yet – the night before – decide what needs to get done and allocate time in the day for those tasks.

plan your day with intention

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The webinar was chocked full of my top five productivity tips, managing your email tips, as well as five design tips!  If you missed out on the webinar, it will be available shortly!

Not sure how to get your home together, see how we can help!

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Comments

  1. on 07.02.2016
    at 2:19 PM

    I like your list of questions. Just last year, I transitioned from working in an office to working from a home office. It went well until the holiday season. I didn’t consider that we would need to space for someone to sleep for a couple of days. Your list would have helped me realize that sooner. Thank you for this.

    • on 08.02.2016
      at 7:32 AM

      You are so welcome!

  2. on 09.02.2016
    at 10:31 AM

    Thankyou for this informative piece of an article. It helps ma alot in terms of how to set up a office design for my colleague.

    Thankyou Again!

    • on 09.02.2016
      at 6:47 PM

      You are so welcome.

  3. on 21.02.2016
    at 12:51 PM

    Great article. Helpful list. Thanks

  4. on 02.05.2016
    at 5:46 AM

    Hi sheri..!!!!
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this post as you’ve explained everything in great detail with such beautiful images.
    Thumbs up buddy..!!!

    • on 02.05.2016
      at 8:29 AM

      Thank you Jennifer.

  5. on 30.08.2016
    at 7:43 AM

    Really informative article! These tips are really helpful to create a productive home office. Thanks for the great share.

  6. on 27.12.2016
    at 9:41 AM

    These photos are so inspiring! I can’t wait to have a closet office/craft room of my own.

  7. on 19.04.2017
    at 12:38 AM

    I always look forward to your articles and this one surely didn’t disappoint! Hoping for curtain cleaning service post next time!

  8. on 19.04.2017
    at 5:55 PM

    My home is a bit small to have a dedicated office but I often find myself needing a dedicated work space. The closet idea is awesome! It also means that I don’t have to look at any of the work when I’m relaxing. Amazing! I’ll definitely be trying this out!

    Thanks for your advice!

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