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Home Office Organization
Honestly, it is much easier to take a few hours or even a few days to get your home office organized than it is to waste your valuable moneymaking time looking for things you canít seem to find.
Here are ten ways to organize your home office and create a welcoming and productive work environment.
1. Take everything out of your office and begin from scratch. Look at your workspace and figure out how best to utilize the wall space, the natural light from the windows and other factors that affect the overall "workability" of your office. The goal is to create an environment that is workable, comfortable and one in which you can be productive and successful.
2. Clean everything from top to bottom. Get out the mop, broom, dust cloth and the vacuum cleaner and start your cleaning. Trust me, a clean office is a productive office. You may even want to paint and do some redecorating.
3. Arrange your office furniture so you are in control of your workspace. Your work area should be functional and comfortable.
4. Have important electronics within reach. You donít want to waste your valuable moneymaking time getting up every few minutes to get copies from the printer or fax. If possible, have them within arm's length so you can retrieve them easily.
5. Keep your office supplies stocked and in one location. Thereís nothing worse than being in the middle of an important project and realizing you are out of copy paper. Planning ahead will save you time, energy and money not to mention stress and frustration.
6. Make sure you can sit and work comfortably. It is important to have a good desk chair for proper back support. Itís hard to be productive when your back is bothering you.
7. Make sure you have proper lighting. It is important to make sure you arenít working in the shadows or squinting into light that is too bright. Tired and/or strained eyes can be an eye health concern.
8. File papers away as soon as you are finished with them. Donít become a ďpile it.Ē Donít create piles of papers, magazines, mail and other things Ė file them or throw them away.
9. Have your day-to-day supplies within arm's reach. Have pens, scratch paper, important files, reference books and other useful materials near you so when they are needed, you can reach them easily.
10. Strive to create a home office workspace that is an inviting environment. Strive to create and maintain an organized environment in which you can be productive, comfortable and successful.
After reading these ten suggestions, wouldnít you agree it is worth your time to become and stay organized?
If you have work from home suggestions please share them on our Business Coach forum.
Here is an offsite link to Amazon.com - I'd like to recommend one of my favorite "time management" books ďEat That Frog!Ē by Brian Tracy Ė it's short, sweet, to the point and filled with practical suggestions: Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
I'd also like to recommend my Kindle ebook How To Keep Yourself and Your Business On Track. The empowered woman's guide to staying focused on your money making goals. Here's a direct link: How To Keep Yourself and Your Business On Track (Women Empowering Women)
I've purchased the above books for myself and all opinions are solely my own. I am also an affiliate of Amazon.com and if you purchase this book through this link, I will earn a commission.
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