With a closet full of DIY projects, another dedicated to cleaning supplies, and still one more for miscellaneous items, we know better than most how hectic an office can be. The Home Edit not only helps declutter and organize, but does so in a stylized way. The team is here to share 5 steps to an organized office so you don’t have to work in a chaotic space!
Organizing your office can feel like a daunting task. Following some simple steps can make the process manageable, and end-up being fun at the same time.
Step 1: The first thing you need to do is remove all the items from your shelves and drawers. Don’t worry about making a mess – it’s unavoidable, so just go with it! Make piles of categories such as Papers, Office Supplies, Photos, etc so that it’s easier to sort through.
Step 2: Once everything is in front of you, start tackling each pile and edit out the items that you no longer need or want. Move those items aside so that you can recycle, shred, or donate them later.
Step 3: The next step is to categorize everything you are keeping into smaller groupings. For instance, within the office supplies, separate out the pens from the pencils. If you’re working on a pile of papers, separate important documents from your kid’s school work.
Step 4: Now that you have all of your items in order, you get to start on the fun part. Consider the various bins and containers you already have on-hand, or purchased in advance, and think about what you could use to store all the items you just organized. You can use drawer inserts for your office supplies, a file system for your papers, bins for note cards, etc. It’s often a game of trial and error to find the most efficient and functional system that allows for the most stylized aesthetic.
Step 5: Place all the containers and items back into your space and style them to blend form with function. You want to strike a balance of creating an easy to maintain system, while setting up a beautiful space. If it doesn’t look right, or feel like a functional set-up, keep tweaking the items until you’re satisfied. It often takes a few tries to achieve the right outcome!