How to Organize Office Supplies at Home

When you're working from home, it can be difficult to get organized. Your house is your office, and everything you own gets in the way of work. Getting rid of clutter can be a challenge, but there are ways to make it easier. Here are some tips for getting rid of clutter in the office from home.

What to do when you find your desk messy

If you find that your workspace is a mess, the first step is to take a deep breath and think about what you can do to make improvements. If you're overwhelmed by the clutter, break down each area of your desk. Try to identify what's most important and then focus on clearing it off.

First, clear your desktop. This will free up space and make it easier for you to access everything you need when you need it. A clean minimal desk equals a clear mind, desks that are cluttered and have unnecessary things on them like piles of paperwork, dishes and trinkets make it hard to focus on work. No one enters their office to a messy desk and gets excited about work.  A great thing to have is a file box or cabinet for you to sort paperwork into. Get into the habit of clearing your desk at the end of each day so you're getting off to the best possible start each morning.

How to get rid of clutter in your work life physically and digitally

 

1. Create a “home office drawer”

This is a type of storage that can be used for all of the small, commonly used items in the house. Items like pens, pencils, paper clips, and staples are perfect for this type of storage. Just set up a designated drawer or cabinet with these items and put it in the office. You'll have everything you need to get started working on your project or task at hand quickly when you're ready to start working.

2. Keep your inbox clean

Your inbox should be easy to read and simple to navigate so you can find what you need fast! With all of the other items in your home office, it's easy to overlook email messages waiting for you in your inbox. To keep things organized, create subfolders like ‘work-related emails’ or ‘personal email’ so they're easier to locate and access when needed.

3. Regularly clear unwanted files

Similar to having an unorganized desk, unorganized documents on your computer can have a real downer on your day, you should always ensure your files are organized into folders so you can easily find what you're looking for and cut your work time in half. You should also remember to delete unnecessary files to clear space and keep your computer running smoothly.

 

Conclusion

You might not be the most organized person, but you don’t have to live in a messy office either. By following these simple tips for organizing office supplies at home, you can be a little more tidy.