How can I organize my messy home office? I need tips!

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  • Shoshana Shoshana on Apr 04, 2017
    I think one of the best tips I received was to make use of the wall space. Check out this project for inspiration-

  • Crystal Crystal on Apr 24, 2017
    Everything in your office needs a home, you have to organize an organization takes some time but its worth it, hears what i suggest set a side a day just for you office make over. Start gathering supplies, shelving, misc baskets, an random inexpensive things you can find at the dollar store to help you. Just put all like things in the same place. It can get a over whelming I know... But just make your to do list an everything will come together. Have Fun!

  • Seethebeauty Seethebeauty on Apr 27, 2017
    I'm betting your office is filled with non-office items. Number one thing: sort out what should be there and store everything else somewhere else. (Another storage project down the road). Get a really cool organizer for the long skinny drawer in your desk (there are many out there) and you can separate staples, tape, scissors, pens, note pads, etc...Dedicate one or two drawers for files and organize every single paper you have. As you go through the pile one at a time, create a file folder. When you get a like paper (for instance, another utility bill) file it in the created file. Pretty soon you will be organized that way. If there's not a file for a paper, create one. You can even have one for receipts, warranties, me, not one piece of paper should be left on your desk. Even one for birth certificate or passport. Have a couple of paper trays for things that need to be done immediately and do them each day or week, filing them when you are finished. Then read everyone elses ideas to complete the task.

  • Inetia Inetia on May 12, 2017
    I swear by plastic shelving. It comes in many sizes, can be stacked as long are the weight is minimized and can be decorated. (Google it)

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jun 06, 2017
    My desk always ends up getting stuff dumped on it. It's a habit I'm trying to break. Empty every drawer, only put back things you use and that work aka only working pens. Ask yourself if you really need twenty pens and six staplers!

  • Patricia Patricia on Jun 08, 2017
    There's been lots of great ideas so far. One of the biggest problems for my home office was paper. We decided to go paperless and now (most) anything paper either gets scanned and/or shredded.