Setting Up Your Home Office for Success Part 1

By
Home Stager with Beth Lester Designs

Setting Up Your Home Office for Success

Have you ever considered your own personality when deciding where to set up your home office?

For instance, if you are an introverted, systematic personality, you need a quiet, out of the away space with plenty of closed storage so that everything can be filed away daily.  A clean desk to start the day will allow you to be more productive.  Clutter around the room will distract your brain and make focusing on the task at hand more stressful for you.

Literature Sorter, Office OrganizationIf, however, you are an extrovert and your office space is far away from the “hub” of the home, you will likely spend very little time there.  Being afraid you’ll miss something and wanting human contact, you’ll be out visiting.  Perhaps you and your laptop will be working from the sofa with a pile of “to do” papers strewn about the coffee table.

A “piler,” as opposed to a filer who wants everything put away out of sight, may be a more visual person who has difficulty remembering to complete tasks that have been placed out of sight.  One way to achieve organization and neatness while keeping important items visible is to use a literature sorter.  By labeling each cubbyhole, papers are more likely to be put away instead of being added to a pile, and others can also put items in their proper place.

In the Myers-Briggs way of saying things, the office of an ISTJ is going to look and function much differently than an ESFP.  (Google search will take you to many online versions of personality tests for more information).

The point is – you don’t need to feel guilty about how you do life & business.   Arrange & organize your office for your particular personality style.  Know yourself, and set your office up in a way that makes your long-term success more likely, instead of trying to do it someone else’s way. 

If we can be of any assistance in organizing or styling your office, please give me a call at (310) 809-7467.

Beth Lester has been married for over 30 years and has raised three wonderful daughters, whom she homeschooled K-12.  Now she spends her day making homes beautiful for her clients – either for selling or living.  Contact her at www.hsdca.com. Beth@HomeStagingDesignsCA.com.    (310) 809-7467

 

 

Comments (4)

Ronald DiLalla
Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824 - Anaheim, CA
No. Orange Cty Real Estate

Hi Beth, great advice for those working from their homes.   Thaks for sharing

Jan 17, 2014 03:27 AM
Michele Webler -Farm and Ranch Specialist
Idaho Real Homes LLC - Rathdrum, ID
Serving North Idaho and E. Wa

I think I need to take the test.  Can you be both?  LOL  Messy somedays and neat others.  Thanks great post

Jan 17, 2014 12:55 PM
Beth Lester
Beth Lester Designs - Torrance, CA
Home Staging & Interior Decorating

THanks for stopping by, Ronald.

Michele, believe me, I know what you mean!  The reality is that most of us are a real combination of personality styles, but we lean more strongly to one end of the spectrum.  And sometimes we're just lazy......   Oh wait, that's just me!

Jan 17, 2014 02:27 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Beth, I am a piler and I need to get rid of some of them...

Jan 26, 2014 07:33 AM