With so many people working from home now (sometimes in addition to working outside the home), or even if they are telecommuting, home offices need to have dedicated spaces and organization to keep paperwork and any other work-related items neat, tidy and easy to find. In my quest for keeping things neat, I came across some items that help reach that goal.
Some say that a cluttered desk is the indicator of an organized mind. In my case, a cluttered desk is - well, a cluttered desk. I like to have everything in its place and not causing me any distractions.
I have two of these wire trays. The one I utilize for filing allows me to see the filing, so it doesn't get too out of hand.
Seeing the color of these trays, and some of the accessories that go with them, makes me glad that I'm thinking of this color combo for whatever new home office space I have when we move.
Rather than ripping pages out of magazines, flagging them might keep things neater around the office.
These might be better than the solid canvas magazine holders I bought last year, because with these I'd be able to see what catalogs are in what holder.
I've always liked these boxes, but am never sure what to keep in them. Stationery, envelopes, stamps, brochures, papers you might not need on a daily basis.
I love these decorative file folders, but find that I like folders that are a bit more practical for use with client projects. I like to have project folders that allow me to write the client name, phone, address, what the project is, contact information for vendors or resources and tracking what's been ordered/received. I might be able to adapt something like this if I just make up a sheet on the computer and attach it to the inside front of the folder.
These are just a few items that caught my eye. I would recommend you visit the website (I put in a link below) and see for yourself the variety of items available for organizing yourself and your home office.
All photos courtesy of See Jane Work. Be warned that you could spend hours on their website looking at all their merchandise! http://www.seejanework.com/index.asp
Copyright 2009 Kathy Passarette, Creative Home Expressions