If we do not have resources to set up an office outside our home, it is very easy for our home to be overrun with a lot of work. Be that as it may, we must finish our work in an efficient and timely manner. After all, less time we spend working, more time we have to spend with our families. Having an office in your house organized can make our day of work more enjoyable. Do you have an office in your home? You do not necessarily need a whole room, but you should choose a particular space to store all your files, home office file cabinet and office related items. At first you can use a desk in your bedroom where you can leave your files, papers, pens, calculators and, of course, computer.
If your “office” consists of a table in dining room, some drawers in kitchen, a file cabinet in basement and a computer in bedroom, perhaps you should think of organizing everything in one common space. If you are spending a lot of time looking for a particular document going from one room to another, consider moving all your documents and papers to a central location, preferably near computer, if that is where you will be doing most of work. Keep your personal wood file cabinets separate from your work things. You already have enough work papers to deal with so you have to mix them up with personal accounts, magazines, and children’s chores. Create a separate place for these items outside your space.
Invent a file system that works well for you. Remember, you may be working for someone else, but when thinking about your home office you are your own boss. Think about way you look for your records or personal papers. What would be easiest way to find them? Based on that answer, invent a system that can work well for you. Do not worry, if you do not succeed first time, you can try again in future. You may eventually invent a system that is “right” for you.
Take a look at your work area. Do you find piles of paper, files, mail, beads, or compact discs lying around? Do you notice other items that are stacked? Take a few hours to organize all these items. Using your new lateral file cabinet system of organization, you will find “homes” for all these objects. Now that you have an organized office, have a few minutes at end of each day to keep it under control. Try to finish day job with a clean and clear desk. You will appreciate it following week. This will also help you not encounter a huge pile of papers next day.