5 of The Best Tools To Organize Your Home Office
Do you have a home office? If so, How do you organize your home office?
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This move has tried to take me out y'all. First the move, and trying to get settled. And then BlogHer last week. And I came home and got sick.
I am finally starting to feel a little like my normal self and so here we are!
My primary focus in terms of projects in my new home has been the kitchen. But right behind that is my home office and the vision I have for it.
I will have some cool DIY posts coming from both of these rooms, but for now I wanted to talk about home office organization.
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Nowadays, whether you work a stay at home job or you go into an office daily, you probably still have a home office.
Before I started my own projects and business, I was a student. I needed space to do homework and a place where I could keep my things together and organized.
I now share an office with the hubs, and I do my best to keep my side organized and neat. Plus I find that I work better with minimal clutter and mess.
I love gadgets and tools to help keep organized. No matter how big or small your work space is, organization is key. These are a few simple things to help you get and keep it together.
5 tools to help organize your home office
and make it cute
I personally prefer to have an additional monitor. It just works out better for some projects. So I have a stand to put my MAC on and then one for the monitor which lends an extra storage drawer. I use it for things I need quick and at my disposal.
And then I like to have my iPad near by, so I have a stand for that as well.
Here is my setup
Here are a few you might like
If you have a desk without drawers, this is particularly handy.
But even if you have drawers and just need extra file space, a desktop file is great for keeping your papers, notebooks, and everything in between in order.
Here is how I use mine.
I have mine on my bookshelf, double serving as a book ender for all my journals.
File folders and such
The desktop file is much more effective with file folders. Particularly cute ones. I am always buying cute file folders, journals and notebooks.
I'm always printing eBooks, workbooks, swipe files and different things. I use binders to keep things organized. I use a three hole punch and I turn them into easily portable books and such.
My desk has to be the center of my whole setup. When I started sharing an office with hubby I had a vision of the type of desk I wanted. When I found this one it was perfect. The color, as I prefer darker wood. The storage space, mine has drawer space and a cabinet. And the large desktop, so I still have room to write.
Determine what is important to you and then make a desk selection that is functional and looks nice too!
Ok so I definitely need a desktop file situation. I have books, papers, and sticky notes everywhere! And I might even need another monitor. Right now one half of my living room space is doubling for my home office, so I’m definitely looking for ideas to keep things neat and streamlined. Thanks for sharing! PS– I think I’m about to get those kate spade folders. I love pretty folders, notebooks, and binders. They make me excited to write lol
I like the files on the desk. That is a great way to keep things organized rather than throwing in it a drawer.
I don’t currently have a home office. But I think it would honestly be helpful if I had one. I currently have my laptop on my couch sitting in front of the TV.. I know all bad. LOL
I recently organize my shared space and I absolutely love it. I went for a less is more feel with my desk. Now I just need to keep it clean.
GIRL!!! now that is the real issue honestly… I can organize to death, and then before I know it, I have let stuff pile up – AGAIN! lol
I am definitely a binder person. We use them for our bills and stuff. It is always so much easier to find things.
Yes! and they look cute sitting on the desk! lol