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Organize Your Office in a Weekend

September 5, 2020 5:18 pm Published by Comments Off on Organize Your Office in a Weekend

You’ve probably been doing more work from home than usual in recent months. While our new homes in Chelsea AL are ideal for helping you find the perfect spot for your home office, thanks to spacious and thoughtful floor plans, your home office probably needs a bit of freshening up and organizing at this point. Fortunately, those back-to-school sales can come in handy in organizing your home office — and your kids’ study spaces — and give you something that looks more professional and attractive, rather than just thrown together.

Whether you’re in a spare bedroom, kitchen nook, back porch, or the dining room, you’ve mostly started to settle in for the time being and need to properly organize your space to make it as functional and inspiring as possible. An uncomfortable, awkward work space isn’t something you should live with, because it seriously cuts down on productivity. Create a productive space so that you can make the most out of working from home, enjoy the lack of commute and the extra freedom of movement it affords. Look at what is and isn’t working for you right now and focus on finding solutions to those problems first. Don’t forget, solutions can range from a new printer/scanner to a cohesive desktop arrangement, or even some potted plants.

As you start your weekend project of organizing your workspace, make sure you actually have a desk and office chair that aren’t going to leave you in pain. If you’ve been using the dining room, maybe it’s time to buy a proper desk and office chair and move into one of the guest rooms. Make sure you have a space and the equipment to work consistently from home that doesn’t require you to close up shop and move your tools around every day.

If you do already have a dedicated space, then you should start with basic decluttering. Get rid of pens that don’t work, any tools you truly don’t use anymore — do you need a stapler remover these days? — and make sure everything you have is something you use regularly. If you’re short on pens or sticky notes, make a note to stock up on necessary office supplies.

Whether you have drawer organizers or not, now is a time to give them a second look. Are they truly providing proper organization or are the sizes not really working with the tools you currently have. Consider purchasing new organizers, especially ones that are more flexible and versatile to meet your current needs. Don’t forget other forms of storage, whether it’s backup drives, file cabinets, folders, etc. Make sure what you have is actually working for you and is easily accessible so you’re not wasting time digging for items that should be right at your fingertips. Whether it’s the addition of a shelf above your desk or a file/storage cabinet next to your desk, create an efficient and ergonomic setup.

Finally, make the most of working from home and decorate! Your home office doesn’t have to be as drab and dull as some actual workspaces. Choose colors that make you happy. Add in a fun clock, even though you’ve got one on your computer. Find some artwork or even just a calendar that gives you a moment of joy. Feel free to splurge a little on desktop items, including noise-cancelling headphones, if they’ll make your workday a little more enjoyable and ultimately productive. When you’re happy and in a good mood, you’re more likely to be productive.

If you’re currently unhappy with your work from home situation due to a lack of proper space, take time to look at our new homes in Chelsea AL. Now is a great time to buy, thanks to low mortgage rates, and with more people continuing to work from home or even study from home, finding a home that really meets your current needs is an investment you should seriously consider. Contact us today to learn more about our move-in-ready homes, as well as our new construction options. We’ll help you find the perfect home design for all of your needs.

 

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