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Simple Solutions For a Cluttered Home Office

Posted by Doug Gardner on

The home office is an area in which you can write bills, file paperwork, and perform any number of different tasks on the computer. Instead of having all of your bills and letters scattered around the kitchen and other parts of the house, you can neatly categorize them in the office for future reference. While this is the original intent for most offices, they usually end up as more of a general storage room. To prevent this from happening to your office, you should take the time to decorate and set it up properly.

Function First

No matter what direction you decide to take with the decor in your office, you should keep functionality in mind first. If moving around the furniture or adding a new desk is going to make it more difficult for you to complete tasks, then you'll want to avoid doing so. Remember, the ultimate goal of an office is to create improve your productivity and to create an organized filing system. If either of these functions aren't met, then it's not serving its purpose.

Wall Decor

There are countless different ways to decorate the walls in an office. You can go with the more traditional route or paintings, photos and framed pictures, or you can choose something that's more office related. For instance, hanging a large calender on the wall creates a stylish touch that's actually useful for keeping track on dates and events. When there's an event or party coming up in the near future, you can write it down on the calender. 

Another idea to consider is framed certificates, degrees and licenses. If you're a licensed professional and have a certificate to prove it, you should show it off in your office., You can pick up frames from most office supply stores for as little as $5 bucks to use with your licenses or certificates.

Avoid Clutter

Above all else, you must avoid clutter in your home office. This is an area that many homeowners and families fail at; therefore, wasting the valuable space found in an office. Even though it's easier to get lazy and start throwing papers and documents around in the office, you should kick this habit immediately. Instead, come up with a filing system to store your important documents. Your ultimate goal should be to provide a home for everything in your office. If something doesn't have a designated area, you need to make one for it.