Conquering ClutterAn organized home office inspires productivity. It gives you a sense of control, reduces distractions, and keeps the general area looking neat and professional. Give your office a facelift by following these organizing tricks and strategies:

Purge Your Office

Consider each item and decide if it’s better off in storage or in the trash bin. Take time and go through each area of the office. Things you have not used in a while or items you have no plans of ever using again—furniture, equipment, and supplies—must go. Get rid of empty ballpoint pens, mug boxes, piles of paper and that artificial cactus that has collected all the dust in your office. Clean up desks so it can accommodate items that will help you be more productive.

Maximize Your Space

Make the most of the available space you have. Even if you have a small space, you can make it look bigger with a few tricks. For instance, when buying furniture, experts from encourage investing in space saving fixtures. Think vertically and use the space under your desk and the space above your storage cabinets. The key is to use every inch of space in your office.

Tackle Those Filing Cabinets and Drawers

It’s high time you organize those drawers. Keep items used together in the same drawer. For filing cabinets, use labels, or set up a system of organization—you may use color-coding or and alphabetical order system. This will help you find documents easier. Think about investing in other storage cabinets and organizers.

Set up Work Zones

Work zones will help you control clutter and improve efficiency. You should have at least two distinct areas in your home office: primary workspace (where you should place the desk) and a reference area (where shelves and filing cabinets must be). Put items in their appropriate areas to keep the office neat and improve your productivity. Make sure to put equipment and supplies you always use near your main workstation.

Remember, your workspace affects your productivity. Follow these tips and organize your space like a pro.