I’m about to embark on a home office redesign and it’s all in the name of being more organised and less stressed. Being a mum of two means that time is precious. Plus, setting up a new business means that I need as much time as possible. Bit of a lose-lose situation! But I plan on turning it into a win-win situation with a new office in our spare room. I’m on the lookout for simple desks, cool office chairs and all the rose gold accessories possible! To get myself motivated, here are a few tips I’m taking on board when it comes to organisation in the office. I thought I’d share them with you.
Storage, Storage, Storage
Whether you have a pedestal, floating shelves or just some pretty boxes. Storage is a must in any office. Make sure everything is labelled so you know exactly where to hunt for things. You could even go as far as keeping things in alphabetical order but I know I’m not THAT organized!
It’s easier to be paperless now than ever before. With emails, text messages and online storage there really shouldn’t be a great need to store paper anywhere. It’s a good idea to scan documents to yourself and store them securely online. Only keep when you really need. Paper has a habit of suddenly turning into a mountain full of useless information. Stop it before it even starts.
If you are opting for a bigger space, maybe for a small business or a new team. It’s worth looking at getting a professional in to do a bit of space planning. They can make the most of your small space and make it as organised and efficient as possible. Sometimes you have to invest in yourself right?
If you love your space, you’re more likely to keep it tidy and organized. Am I right? So think about the furniture you’re using. Is it practical? Does it get in the way? Could you find something with added storage?
Working in London for most of my adult life to date, lot’s of London office furniture has it spot on. It’s small but efficient. From using multi-purpose chairs to doubling up break out spaces as working areas. There’s a lot to be said for the London way of working. It’s fast and fun. A bit like my life – but with added nappies and baby sick! So glamorous I know!
I’m really going to try and get myself on track with everything once this office is up and running. I can’t wait to just have a space that I can work in and keep as structured as possible. Of course, as well as office furniture I plan on getting some pretty accessories and decorations to make the space a lovely place to work in. I know I’m not the only one who heads to the homeware section in almost every shop they go in!
What are your tips for staying organised in the office? Let me know in the comments below. I need all the help I can get!