An estimated 3 million people in the U.S. work full-time from their home and 20-30 million work from home at least one day a week. Whether you’re working from home full-time, part-time, or just using your home office when tax season rolls around, you can’t be productive in a cluttered, messy workspace. Here are 3 sure-fire tips to clean up your home office:
1. Get rid of it! The Obsessive Compulsive Foundation estimates that nearly 1.4 million Americans have difficulty throwing things away for fear that they may need it later. It’s time to stop hoarding and start recycling!
2. Take it off your desk! Keep items that you use frequently, like reference books, within arm’s reach. Store supplies like extra paper and folders that you don’t use daily on a shelf or in a cabinet. The desk should be a workspace not a store-space.
3. Give it a name- and a home! Everything should have a label and a place that is kept. Label each hard copy file the exact same name as its digital counterpart. When you’re done using an item, make sure it goes back in its spot.
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