A Space Of Your Own
When setting up your home office,
there are a few basic ways to keep yourself organized. Begin by
defining your space, then utilize whatever storage solutions are
necessary to keep your papers and products together.
Creating a home office can be challenging for those of us with
limited floor space. Fashion a bonus room by using an office
armoire or unused closet. Setting up a card table or banquet
table, which can be folded and stored when not in use, can
create additional workspace for special projects. Store files in
portable crate systems or in a vertical desktop rack. Hang shoe
or jewelry organizers over the doors for office supplies, books,
and tapes. Bulletin boards placed around the room at eye level
provide easy viewing while you are seated at your desk.
Keep your office clutter free by providing a dedicated place for
everything. Store hanging folders in file cabinets or in
portable crates under the desk. Purchase stackable bins for
processing paperwork. Purchase a drawer divider for stationery
and desk supplies. Inform family members where to deliver
incoming correspondence. Utilize a master calendar or wipe off
board for coordinating special projects. Clip or scan articles,
and file in a folder for reading at a later date.
Maintain a workable follow up
system with an index card file or accordion file. The dividers
are numbered 1-30, and documents (or note cards) are filed on
the appropriate day of the month for future action.ble office are:
letterhead and envelopes, business cards, brochures, postage
stamps, calculator, pads of paper, pens, pencils, stapler and
staple remover, scissors, tape dispenser, Post It Notes, rubber
bands, paper clips, and change for parking or tolls. There are a
number of visor and glove compartment organizers to hold small
items. Pocketed organizers that hang on the back of the car seat
are excellent for holding maps, brochures, literature, etc. A
compact alternative would be a zippered pouch full of office
supplies for your briefcase.
For an office on the go, create a portable system for your car
or briefcase. Keep a large sturdy crate or laundry basket in
your car to contain product samples. Small hanging file crates
carry client information or product literature securely to your
destination. Some suggested items for your porta
Now that you’ve set up your personal space, take just a few
minutes a day to preserve it. Write your to do list for
tomorrow. Straighten your desk before you quit for the day.
Purge your files on a consistent basis. Begin each day with a
clear desk and a clear mind, and find renewed fervor in the work
that brought you here in the first place.