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After The Move: Organization Tips For Your Home Office
As the moving process comes to a close, and you have all the boxes and furniture in your new space, you now have a new challenge; organizing your home office space!
Unpacking is overwhelming when you look at the process as a whole. Focusing on a single room at a time can help you make the task smoother.
Your home office should be a place of organization and productivity. We’ve got the tips and ideas to help you turn your new home office into the perfect home office.
Unpacking and Organizing
Now that your professional household mover has brought in all your boxes and furniture, you need to plan your area of attack. The three most significant areas that often get the focus are the bedrooms, the kitchen, and the home office.
Both the bedrooms and kitchen are pretty straightforward, so we’ll dissect a few tricks towards making your new home office efficient and organized. Whether someone works from home or you use the home office as a personal workspace, you will benefit from these tips.
1. Limit Your Papers
With so many digital storage options, storing paper documents in filing cabinets is not the only route. Getting rid of as many paper documents as possible, and focusing on digital copies can reduce a lot of the clutter and make better use of the space.
With a good deal of care, you can protect your digital files even in the case of a house fire, something you can’t do with paper documents.
2. Choose an Organizational System
For the remaining files, you need an organizational system that works. You can color-code it or sort the remaining files into types such as work files or personal data.
Get binders and extra folders to help sort out papers. The fewer loose papers you have, the better.
3. Separate Incoming Mail and Outgoing Paperwork
Many people use their office as both a place to sort and store mail. This gets more complex if you run a business at home or have a lot of incoming mail.
Get on top of a reliable mail sorting system before you get too far. This can be as simple as a particular bin for your mail. You can also integrate it into your organizational system of choice.
For outgoing paper, like bills, letters, and other paperwork, keeping track of what needs sending and when can be a lifesaver. Make a special place for these as well.
4. Use Containers for Loose Items
From plastic bins to filing cabinets, there are many different storage containers and solutions. They will always beat out loose stacks of papers. These will help with organization and prevent accidents from scattering your items.
You can also use these storage containers to shape your room. You can make a pathway through your office with containers. You can also create a shelf space with cabinets.
Decorating with storage containers also pulls double duty. They make your office appear neat and tidy.
5. Pack With Organization in Mind
Think ahead before the move and as you are packing.
Try to reduce your paper clutter before you pack up.
Also, make sure to have access to vital things as soon as you arrive at your new home. Most people label their boxes for each room. Go a step farther and label your boxes with more detail. This allows you to sort them and begin your home office organization right away.
New Home Office, Fresh Start
Unpacking can be frustrating if you bite off more than you can chew. Enjoying your new space is essential, so take your time and plan it out. You’ll find the result more satisfying overall.
Metcalf Moving & Storage can help make the moving process smooth. Contact us today for more information.