As most of us are working from home these days, we’re finding it harder to keep our work and home life separate. Constant interruptions, children making noise, the TV playing too loud in the background, there are countless possible distractions when working from home.
Thankfully, working from your home can actually be much less stressful and more productive than working in an office. The key is organization. As most of us are planning to work remotely for the foreseeable future, there’s never been a better time to set your house in order. We’ve listed our top four tips below to help you organize your home office.
Organize and Reduce Clutter
The first thing you need to do is set aside a day to organize your home and reduce clutter. Big boxes and markers will come in handy. Organize everything in each room into boxes and decide what you need and what you could do without. If it’s not necessary, get rid of it.
Our company offers boxes and packing materials at affordable prices to help you with this chore. Once you’ve decided what to get rid of, pack it up and send it to our storage facility for safe keeping.
Get Rid of the Extras
Many people have the habit of keeping a spare or extra of all their office supplies. Not only is this unnecessary, but it takes up a lot of space and can clutter your already small home office. Honestly, how many paper trays do you really need? Get rid of these extra items by giving them to a friend or donating them to a local school or charity.
The days of storing countless documents in file bins are long gone. If possible, convert all your paper documents to digital format. Not only will this free up a lot of space, but you’ll be able to access all your important documents at the click of a button. If you still have some documents that you’d prefer to keep in paper form, our company provides secure archive options for businesses of all sizes.
Keep Work and Home Separate
Lastly, find a separate, unused space in your home that you can dedicate to work. There is a much greater chance for distractions in a high-traffic area like the kitchen or living room than in a quiet, out of the way corner. This could be a spare room, large closet, garage, or even a basement. Wherever you decide to put your home office, make sure it’s in a place where you won’t be distracted. Having a separate space for your home office will help keep you focused on work and allow you to relax with loved ones in the rest of your home.