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How to Turn Any Space into a Home Office

Because my family of 4 (5, counting Lucy our yellow lab) lives in a small home (~1000sq ft), doing this whole ‘indefinitely working from home’ thing necessitated the need for a home office. Since we don’t have a lot of room to spare and we needed an area away from the screaming tantrums of a…

A Guide to Organizing your Work-at-Home Flow

Since so many of us have been working from home for a few months now, the novelty of it all is starting to wear off. Maybe you have started noticing that you aren’t as productive as you’d like to be or you can’t quite figure out how to emulate that conducive work environment. Below you…

Organizing BEFORE You Move: Save Time and Your Sanity

So, you’re moving! How exciting and yet, utterly terrifying. Moving doesn’t have to be your worst nightmare, though. It CAN have the potential to be only a mildly scary mini-dream. Below are a few tips to help you tame that moving beast while staying organized and at least partly sane. Visualizing the New Place Firstly,…

Purging Outdated Technology in a Home Office Closet

These clients are a sweet tech-loving couple. Shawna and I helped to organize their home office once before, but this time the home owners wanted to focus on the spacious home office closet . Closets can become a catch-all for all sorts of items, but with a little time and some help, it can be a breeze to fix. The closet was full of outdated computer wires, cds, hard disks, and computer parts. There were a lot of great bins and study boxes already in place, so one we removed the clutter, the storage containers were put to better use. In order…

Dusting Off: The Home Office

So many of us have those spaces in our home that we intend to use for one purpose but, after time, end up being used for something else. Many times it’s short term storage, which after a while, has a tendency to nudge you down that slippery slope into catch-all storage. This homeowner’s front home office was due for a little dusting off and an organizational update. She had designed a beautiful, functional home office and after becoming a temporary (see: always longer than you’d like) storage area, it was time for a reset. In the entry way were two beautiful french doors. We…

That Awkward Closet

Are you lost when it comes to that tiny office closet and you just can’t seem to figure out how to organize it?  Look no further! Here are a few ways to get in there and get it organized. My client needed some direction in where to even begin with her small yet long office closet. We started by pulling all items out, sorting through and putting them into categories by grouping like items (i.e. office supplies, paperwork, odds-n-ends), then placing them in boxes that we labeled. Labeling makes it a lot quicker to find a specific item that you are looking for. Now is a…

Bachelor Pad Clutter

I don’t recommend trying to get organized all in one shot. It’s overwhelming. Instead, start with one or two important areas, and work your way down. We began by organizing the all important desktop/bookshelf that was in need of some attention. By removing everything and sorting through each piece of paper and the office supplies we were able to get rid of the unnecessary items. Clean as you go. This will save you time rather than letting things pile up and having to do a big cleaning session later. A great way to keep loose papers organized is by picking up file storage trays and…

Tupperware and Troubled Corners

I absolutely love our clients! They really are the best! When I arrived this client had already pretty much emptied the cabinets of all her tupperware! So we got started right away matching lids with containers. That’s what you spend most of your time doing in a tupperware cabinet, right, finding the lid? This step of putting your lids on your container saves you so much time later!  This client also had no problem letting go of excess items, the donate box got pretty big in a hurry!   I love to see that!  Let it go, let it go….…

Organizing Paperwork in a Home Office

One of the toughest areas to keep organized is: PAPERWORK. There is constantly a steady stream of incoming mail, bills, business cards, greeting cards, flyers and who knows what else types of paper seeping in to our lives on a daily basis. If we don’t dedicate time to opening it, sorting it, and putting it away, it can build up FAST. This home office was over run with paperwork, mail, and magazines. This couple had a great system of incoming bills and a calendar of when each bill was due, knowing to pay it by that date. The problem they…