If you work in a home office, then you know how important organization can be. Here are 5 Steps To Decluttering Your Home Office that are sure to make you more productive. Not only can you look forward to heading to the office each day, you’ll know that you will be able to focus and get things done.
5 Steps To Decluttering Your Home Office
Sort Through Paperwork Daily: Invoices, To-Do lists, notes and printed items should be sorted through before the end of each day. Discard, file and put in a stack to go over further as needed. Make sure to keep a shredder nearby for important papers to be taken care of and file as you are done with papers.
Invest In A Filing Cabinet & Use It: Filing cabinets are a huge clutter and stress reliever in your office. Invest in a quality one that fits well in your space and use it daily. Sorting and filing can be done in a short amount of time and will leave your office feeling and looking much better.
Get Appropriate Shelving: If you need shelving for projects, a book case may not work. Make sure your shelving is the right height, length and overall style and size to suit your needs. Appropriate shelving is very important to success.
Attend To Mail Immediately: When you bring the mail in, sort and file immediately instead of letting it pile up. Put bills in your inbox to attend to. Shred or throw away junk mail. File important papers, client orders and checks appropriately.
Clear Off Your Desk Daily: Remove everything at the end of the day. Snack wrappers, empty cups or coffee mugs, receipts and more can all be moved to their appropriate home at the end of your work day. Allowing these to linger will create a dirty and cluttered appearance that leads to lower productivity. Keeping a small garbage can near your desk can help with this task.
Treating your home office like a business space will help you to stay on top of the clutter. Work from your desk daily instead of the convenience of the couch or bed. Keeping your work space clean and orderly will come naturally when you are there using it on a daily basis.
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