Asked on Dec 9, 2018

How can I organize papers in my office?

OlivaNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CALori Wilson


have a small room that i want to use for a study/ sewing room/ office -odd shaped, one wall has window measures 6' long; next wall is10'- perpendicular to the wall with window; then wall oppisite window wall has closet with sliding doors, lenght of that wall is 10' and then final wall measures 7' and then has double doors set at 45 degree angle with opening measuring 5 ' and doors opening into room going flush with their adjacent walls

4 answers
  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    on Dec 9, 2018

    Here is a great article with 10 different ways to organize paper:

  • Lori Wilson
    on Dec 9, 2018

    Do you need the closet to remain? Is it a wide closet, or a regular size door to a narrow closet If it's wide, could you remove the doors and put your desk, or sewing table into the closet space to sit at?

    • Dawn McElhaney
      on Dec 9, 2018

      so closet measures 20" deep and doors are each 28" and back wall is 72" ; so has 8 " wall that doors attach to on both sides

  • One of my bedrooms is a home office. I make and have folders for everything. Find a filing system that works for you and stick with it. Might take a few different tries, but stick with it. I don't have a computer so everything I have and do is on paper, lots and lots of paper.

  • Oliva
    on Dec 10, 2018

    If you have the space, invest in file cabinets with a hanging file system, then follow Naomie's advice. These cabinets keep things orderly, yet out of sight. You'll need an additional desk or table ( in addition to your folding sewing table) nearby as a landing zone to search through folders, when needed.

    Should you need more space, materials for sewing can remain on bolts in the closet, or on custom rods designed to support the weight, as in fabric stores. Smaller fabric pieces can be stored in see through, tightly secured bins, etc. and organized on shelving. All notions should be in see through bins or specifically designated boxes, stored together in one section of the room.

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