Professional organizer and guest Liz Witts shares advice for getting a home office in order.
Paper Clutter is the Worst!
Don't let your paper get the best of you and your space. Put easy-to-maintain systems in place to help manage the paper in your office.
Do you have a plan for the incoming bills? Where will you put the newspaper when you get it and don't have time to read it? How many magazine subscriptions do you have, and do you actually read the magazines? Designate a specific bin, box, or basket for mail, magazines and newspapers. You have a home that you return to at the end of your day, so should your paper. Make sure your box, bin or basket is not too large, otherwise you will find yourself having enough room to save several weeks worth of newspapers instead of just a few papers. Plus, a week-old newspaper is full of week-old news.
Watch Out for Large Furniture
Large furniture can really clutter up a room and make it harder to feel organized. I know, you love the huge desk, but are you using it and keeping it clutter-free, or is it just one more surface for you to dump stuff on at the end of a work day? Pare down the size of your furniture to meet the size of the room. You will be so surprised how the "less is more" theory applies here. Having less furniture will create more space and less clutter.
Combat Closet Clutter
I know, I know, you have no space in your closet! I hear this all the time, but it is not the closet's fault. Here are some quick tips for getting your closet in order: