Maybe you have retired, or you are starting a small business. Whatever the reason, you may be one of the many people who are opting to work from home instead of enduring a grueling commute or the day-to-day hassle that often occurs in an office.
So now you are maintaining an office at home. And because you are at home, there is a risk of your office attracting clutter if you are not careful. If you have children, you may find them leaving books, toys, crayons, half-eaten snacks, and other stuff on your desk. You may realize that there are several cups and saucers, mugs, and water glasses on your office desk, as well.
If you continuously shuffle items on your desk to find the document that you need, you are due to declutter your home office. Here are some of the things you can do.
Clean your home office daily. Cultivating this habit is a good idea. Unlike in a regular office setting where cleaners can dust your desk and maybe organize the things on your desk, so it looks neater, you do the dusting and organizing of your home office. It should look like a regular workstation, especially if you meet clients at home.
Remove household and personal items. Keep in mind that your worktable should not be an extension of your kitchen or dining table. Remove all things that are not related to your work, to retain a corporate feel. Keep small appliances, sports equipment, books, toys, shoes, clothing, and exercise gear away from office space. Be sure to check your filing cabinets and drawers where some unwanted items might have been stored.
Determine where your office equipment and supplies should go. Take a good look at your workstation and the area surrounding it. Identify the areas where you can position office equipment for easy access. Relocate items on your desk, office supplies, and storage cabinets, depending on how often you need them. Use organizer trays to separate documents you need to send out, file, or shred.
Declutter your worktable. You need space to work efficiently. Remove non-essential things taking up residence on your office desk such as personal mail, file folders, magazines, and newspapers. Return the file folders to your filing cabinet and put the old magazines and newspapers in a trash box for disposal later. Shred mail that has identifiable information. The only things you should have on top of your desk are your laptop/desktop, pens, note pads, desk lamp, and possibly a phone.
Your home office is part of your entire house. It needs special attention because it is your workstation where you may be entertaining colleagues and clients. It should be presentable and professional looking. You cannot afford to have unwanted items cluttering your work area and immediate surroundings.
Ensure that you dispose of your trash and junk properly. Contact a professional Miami junk removal company to remove and dispose of your unwanted items efficiently.