Spring Organizing

20 Apr

It’s spring let’s get to organizing and clearing our workspaces and homes.  Question is where do we start? 

Organizing is more than just an act of clearing your space, it also declutters your mind.  I don’t know about you but I seem to get really annoyed , and overwhelmed around clutter.  I start by getting mad at the clutter, then mad that I can’t work effectively because of the clutter, then mad at myself for causing the clutter and needless to say it is a vicious circle of blame and annoyance. 

Here are some tips to decluttering, organizing and getting back some level of sanity from HGTV: 

1. Invest in adequate furniture.
 Make sure your office furniture provides ample space for work and storage.2. Establish activity centers.
The efficient office should be zoned into activity areas:

  • The Work Center, which includes a clear workspace, the computer and frequently used office products.  
  • The Reference Center, which includes binders, manuals, dictionary and professional books and materials.  
  • The Supply Center, which contains office and paper supplies.


3. Properly place the hardware and peripherals. 

  • Position your equipment by frequency of use. If the printer is used daily, it should be within easy reach. If the CPU is only accessed for troubleshooting, it can be placed under or next to the desk. If a scanner is rarely used, it can be placed outside the work area.  
  • When setting up hardware, be conscious of access to drives, trays and cords. Don’t block access to drawers or take up leg room with tangled

More on Home offices 

Here are some additional tips for the rest of your home 

Living Room:  Reclaim you family space 

Kitchen:  The heart of the home 

Bedrooms:  Our sanctuaries 


Great resources for organizational tools: 

The Container Store