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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Organize Your Home Office

It's Thursday again! Time to get organized. How has it been going for you? Would love to hear!

If you are just joining us, we have been getting organized using Jennifer Ford Berry's Organize Now book.


It has some great info and tips on organizing various parts of our life and home. You can see past posts here:

Week 1 about Organizing Your Mind and Life Vision HERE,
Week 2 about Organizing Your Priorities HERE,
Week 3 about Organizing Your Schedule HERE
Week 4 about Organizing Your Cleaning Schedule HERE.
Week 5 about Organizing Your Personal Information HERE. 
Week 6 about Organizing Your Finances HERE. 
      Week 7 about Organizing Your Bill-paying System HERE.
        Week 8 about Organizing Your Receipts and Taxes HERE
Week 9 about Organizing Your Files HERE
                          Week 10 about Organizing your Magazines and Newspapers HERE.
                                               Week 11 about Organizing Your Email HERE
                                                Week 12 about Organizing Your Mail HERE
                                         Week 13 about Organizing Your Child's Toys HERE.
Week 14 about Organizing Your Crafts HERE.
Week 15 about Organizing Your Photographs HERE.
Week 16 about Organizing Your Purse or Wallet HERE. 
 Week 17 about Organizing Your Vehicle HERE.
                                                  Week 18 about Organizing Your Pet HERE.
Week 19 about Organizing Your Books, CDs and DVDs HERE.
Week 20 about Organizing Your Entryway or Mudroom HERE.
                        Week 21 about Organizing Your Family Room or Living Room HERE.
Week 22 about Organizing Your Kitchen Countertops HERE.
Week 23 about Organizing the Kitchen Cabinets HERE.
Week 24 about Organizing the Pantry HERE. 
Week 25 about Organizing the Refrigerator HERE.
Week 26 about Organizing the recipes HERE.
Week 27 about Organizing the dining room HERE.
Week 28 about Organizing the Laundry Room HERE.
Week 29 about Organizing the Bathroom HERE
Week 30 about Organizing the Medicine Cabinet HERE.
Week 31 about Organizing Your Child's Clothes and Closet HERE.
Week 32 about Organizing Your Child's Memorabilia HERE.
Week 33 about Organizing Your Child's Bedroom HERE.
Week 34 about Organizing Your Bedroom Closet HERE
Week 35 about Organizing Your Memorabilia HERE
Week 36 about Organizing Your Master Bedroom HERE
Week 37 about Organizing Your Jewelry, Accessories and Purses HERE.

This week we are organizing the home office. I used to have an actual office space in my home but we turned it into a bedroom when our second child was born. So, my office became a small desk off of our kitchen area and a filing cabinet in an upstairs closet. To be honest, this just does not work well for me. As my business continues to grow, I desperately need actual office space!

So our plan is to convert our guest room (which really doesn't get used too often) into my office space. When that is done, you know I will be blogging about it and sharing the info with anyone who will listen as I will be SO excited!!!! Until then, I did organize my desk this week and look forward to organizing my office once I have it.

This Week's Goals:

1. Keep a large wastebasket and/or recycle bin next to your desk. A paper shredder is always helpful and be sure to use it often so the task doesn't get overwhelming. (talking from experience:) Also place furniture so it is accessible and workable for your space. And use recycled paper to avoid wasting.

2. Go through your pens, pencils markers, etc. Get rid of all that do not work.

3. Hang photos to save desk space.

4. Clear the rest on your desk and clean it! I love using Basic H2 organic all purpose cleaner for this. Works well on any washable surface without the chemicals.

5. Plastic trays on top of your desk work well for organizing (when you keep them organized!) Here are some suggestions:

- incoming mail
- outgoing mail
- to do 
- to file

6. Have one To Do list rather then a bunch of sticky notes. (again, talking from experience. I am the Queen of the post it!)

7. Clean up computer hard drive. Delete unwanted files and defragment periodically.

8. Clean out all desk drawers. Toss things you do not use or do not want and reorganize so things you use often are easily accessible.


1. Use a bulletin board at eye level to keep papers you refer to often.

Was that useful info for you? Do you have a home office space? How do you keep it organized?

If you enjoy my posts, you may enjoy seeing my daily health and wellness posts on my facebook page too! :) 

Thanks for reading! Have a great day!

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