Thursday, January 12, 2012

Getting Organized Series: In the Home Office

Not sure about you, but our family tends to use the home office A LOT! Whether we're paying bills, using the computer, or crafting, our home office gets a lot of action. The last room in the Better Homes and Gardens room-by-room organization guide is the Home Office. Here are some really useful tips for getting your home office in clutter free shape for the New Year.

Communication Haven--A message center at the heart of the home is a quick and easy way to sync everyone's busy schedules. This station was made from a patchwork of magnet, dry-erase, cork, and pegboard squares on the wall behind the built-in desktop.

In Plain Sight--Fill wall-mount pockets near your workstation with bills, items to file, and correspondence so these documents are always in plain sight. Place project- and person-specific materials that aren?t time-sensitive in labeled document boxes or expandable files; that way you can transport relevant documents quickly.

Time to Recharge--A little R&R is important for everyone, including technology. Designate one accessible location, like a desk or console table, for recharging all your personal devices. Choose a charging station that hides messy cords, or repurpose a small basket or other container. Label each charger with a sticker or tab so you can quickly connect. Pin It

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