A new year is upon us and that means another chance to have a very productive year. If you’re someone who does work from home, whether it be as a freelancer, as you’re working towards a degree, for your job or something else, a home office is a great help towards getting things done. However, not all home offices are created equal. Here are some tips you can use to set up your home office in a way that will allow you to get more done this year.
Remove as Much Clutter as You Can
First, you should work on removing as much clutter as you can. When you go to sit down to work, you don’t want your mind focusing on how much cleaning you need to do within that very room. Clutter is distracting and it can make it hard to find the things you need to do your work. Spend a few hours going through everything in your office and getting rid of anything you don’t need. Either throw it away or simply find another place to store it. You’d be surprised at how much better you’ll feel after just cleaning off your desk.
Once you’ve gotten rid of the things you don’t need, it’s time to organize the stuff you do. Grab yourself some storage containers and start sorting things out. Maybe you have a large assortment of papers that would be perfect for a filing cabinet. Or maybe you have a bunch of materials and supplies that would fit well into a storage tub. Create an organizational system for your office that will allow everything to have its own proper place. After setting up this system, be sure you remember to stick to it, otherwise, you’ll just find yourself back at the beginning again in a couple of weeks.[Read more…]