Feast Your Eyes on These Ultra-Organized + Ultra-Satisfying Home Offices
New year, new desk goals.
All this week, we're sharing simple ways you can live better in 2017. We're swapping unrealistic resolutions for quick, doable solutions to all your home hang-ups, from organizing to tech to a healthier kitchen. You won't believe how easy it is to start small!
For me, the key to a productive day is my environment, and that environment is a crisp, clean and organized workspace. That's not the same for everyone, though.
A perfect example, as you may recall, is the iconically messy office of Albert Einstein. He thrived in a space that some would find heart-poundingly stressful (me!). Studies have found that there are benefits to both clean and messy spaces. But, as we all know, order is very subjective. What's clutter to one, may be essential to someone else. (Hello, marriage!)
If you're in the everything-in-its-place camp, then this post is definitely for you. And if you've been struggling with how to bring order to your office, I think these Instagram heroes can help.
Major Desk Eye-Candy
Check Out Those Shelves
Peek Inside the Drawers
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Consider picking a printer stand that incorporates closed storage. This lets you create an organized printing station. You’ll want space for extra paper, new ink cartridges and old cartridges ready to be recycled. Get more home office organizing tips. Get more tips for creating a home office printer station.
Paper is the biggest organizing challenge in most offices. Make sure you have one designated location for all incoming papers that need your attention. A second tray is helpful for items that no longer need action but need to be filed. Just make sure to set aside time to file each week.
Open + Closed Storage
Look for bookcases that provide a combination of open and closed storage. The open area helps the room feel larger and provides easy access to books, while doors and drawers hide items that could make the space look cluttered. See this home office before and after.
Fire-Safe File Box
Papers you are keeping for long term storage are generally the most important, but you don’t need them at your fingertips. If you don’t have a safety deposit box, keep your most important documents in a fire-resistant box.
Drawers can quickly become a disorganized mess. Separate small items like paper clips and pushpins with a drawer divider. When each item has its own place, keeping things organized is easy!
Much like papers need an inbox, magazines and catalogs need an assigned location to prevent them from cluttering up the office. Use a pretty magazine file to gather incoming unread magazines. When you need a break, you’ll know where to find the latest issue. Get more desk organizing tips.