3 Easy Organizing Tips That'll Help You Declutter Your Home Office

By
Industry Observer with Savvy Honey

Now more than ever many people are working from home. Whether you're new to having a home office or are like me and have been working home for years, you've probably noticed that your desk area can become an unorganized mess pretty quickly.

 

Now, when I say "home office, I'm using this term fairly loosely. I know some of you may not have an entire room dedicated to your home office and may just have an area in your house where you work. 

 

Heck, maybe your dining room table has now become your home office. These tips will also be helpful to you as well.

 

Below you'll find some simple ideas for decluttering your office space and keeping it that way. Comment below and let me know how you keep your home office organized. 

 

Easy Home Office Organizing Tips

 

1. Clear off your desk at the end of the day.

 

This tip is actually easier than it sounds. If you take even five minutes a day to clear off your desk and put things in their proper spot, your desk will never become unmanageable.

 

Not only that but when you go to work the following day, having a clean workspace will really boost your mood (well that and coffee haha).

 

Walking into a mess is never a great way to start the day. 

 

2. Create a home office command center. 

 

Creating a central hub in your home office will help you stay organized and productive. 

 

This designated area might include things like:

  • Calendars
  • Bulletin boards
  • Mail organizers
  • Important binders/files you need to reference frequently 
  • Whiteboard
  • Other items you use daily 

 

3. Don't go overboard with office supplies.  

 

Sometimes less really is more when it comes to office supplies. Now I know there are basic office supplies we all need and I'm not saying to go without them.

 

 

Now I'm guilty of being an office supply hoarder, so no judgment here lol.  You wouldn't believe how many types of pens, highlighters, and markers I have.

 

The problem of course is the more office supplies you have the more potential there is for clutter.

 

Try to stick with office supplies you actually need. If you do buy multiples of an item (which is common), make sure you have a separate area for all those extra items. If you put everything out all at once it can lead to too much stuff on your desk.

 

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About Me

My name is Annie and I am a stay at home blogger (and cat mom) at Savvy Honey.

Comments (6)

Trish Cole
Veterans United Home Loans of Puget Sound - Puyallup, WA

Thank you for the tips.  My "office space" is a lot amaller working from home.  So I found your tips helpful.  Especially the supplies.  As the world has shifted, so too has the way I now market.

Jul 13, 2020 07:25 PM
Annie B

Hey Trish. You're very welcome. Yeah, we are living in some crazy times but as you said shifting in how you approach or do things is key. My office space isn't the biggest either, and it took a while to get my space organized and how I like it.  Hope you're having a great week! 

Jul 16, 2020 09:07 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Annie,  Thanks so much for sharing these great tips on organizing my home office.  Definitely working on it - it is a process.

Jul 13, 2020 08:39 PM
Annie B

Hey Bob. You're very welcome. It definitely is a process, just chip away at it little by little. Have a great day. 

Jul 16, 2020 09:04 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Annie. Once upon a time many years ago my home office was very organized. My wife insisted! Now, any place I can sit with my computer does the trick. Enjoy your day!

Jul 14, 2020 04:29 AM
Annie B

Wayne, that's one of the perks from working at home huh? Getting to work anywhere you want in your house.  Thanks, have a great day too. 

Jul 16, 2020 09:02 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

When it comes to cleaning off my desk and my office it seems that 5 minutes after I finish, it's back to a mess!

Jul 14, 2020 05:45 AM
Annie B

Nina, I feel the same way too sometimes. It can be a never-ending battle. 

Jul 16, 2020 09:00 AM
Dan Hopper
Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE - Westminster, CO
Denver Broker / Author / Advocate/Short Sale

For the last few years my Wife and I do share the same home office ... since she started working remotely from home... I like my desk to be cleaned by day's end ... I look over at my wife's desk... and think... NAW, my desk looks good compared to her mess.

Jul 14, 2020 02:58 PM
Annie B

Dan, that is too funny lol. 

Jul 16, 2020 08:59 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

 Annie B very valuable list of organizing tips to help declutter a home office.

Jul 14, 2020 03:10 PM
Annie B

Thanks John. Glad you enjoyed them. 

Jul 16, 2020 08:58 AM