This year has been a year loaded with challenges, to say the least. One of those challenges was setting up a home office space. We needed our office space to accommodate three people.
Before the virus, I was using an extra bedroom as my office space, and it was the perfect size for my needs. Then overnight, we needed an office/school space for both of our children too. Since our home did not get any larger, I had to scale back my space, cut the clutter, and optimize every storage space inch. You can see the photos of the office before I organized it HERE.
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Home Office Storage Solution
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Office Space Declutter
It was not easy trying to decide what to keep and what to donate, but I asked myself if I used the item in the last 12 months. If not, it donated it.
Before I could start to devise a storage plan, I had to cut the clutter. I have been reading “Cleaning Up the Clutter” to guide me about decluttering my office and home.
File Storage Ideas
To maximize your storage space, you can use verticle storage, a desk made with filing drawers, over desk storage, shelving, baskets, and bins.
For my working files, I ordered this rolling file holder.
I use a planner to store all my appointments and scheduled events.
Paper Storage Ideas
Keeping track of weekly tasks I like to use a weekly to-do list for planning.
For my son’s desk, we decided to use two filing cabinets with a top between them to replace my four-drawer filing cabinet like this filing cabinet.
Tip: remove the wheels when using the cabinets for a desk. Choose a filing cabinet with a small third drawer for a desk drawer.
Since we all have multiple devices on our desk; computers, headphones, and lamps we needed a solution for corraling our cords.
This is the best office cord storage solution I have found.
This bedroom only had a small closet, therefore I had to organize the items to be stored to maximize the storage area.
The closet has two doors thus they provided a place for two over-the-door storage organizers (I used these).
Wall Storage Ideas
To utilize our office walls for storage I designed a pegboard and my husband build it and installed it over our daughter’s drafting table.
More Office Storage Ideas
I have joined some amazing bloggers to share more office ideas.
My friend, Niky, over at The House on Silverado, shares her Home Office Makeover.
Mary, from Life at Bella Terra, shares her Home Office Space.
Kids need an “office too” therefore, Kristin from White Arrows Home shares how to Set Up a Workspace for Kids.
The best way to keep everyone’s schedules and events coordinated are to use a Command Center. Amy, from Health, Home, and Heart, shares how she created one to keep her family organized.
Tarah, from Grandmas House DIY, shares her best Small Office Tips.
Rugs are an important part of any space; they add cozy warmth—Andrea from Design Morsels shares all her best Office Rug Ideas.
I hope you found some organization inspiration!
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