My Favorites To Get Your Office Organized

One of the most requested areas I am asked to organize is the home office. The first thing I notice as an organizer is the room has become a catchall for anything that does not have a home in the house. Stacks of papers are piled with good intentions to file but there is not a good filing system in place to prevent piles from forming. Like things are not together and there are so many items in the office that are never used that are taking up valuable space.

This week on River City Live I talked about some of my favorite things to organize an office and where to begin especially when you are overwhelmed.

http://www.news4jax.com/river-city-live/to-the-rescue-chris-stone-helps-you-organize-your-closet

ACRYLIC FILE BOX

This file box from Russell + Hazel is perfect for a desk top, credenza or shelf. Its not too big but large enough to hold all your files. I love acrylic accessories because they are functional and look great.

HANGING FILE FOLDERS

These white file folders are my go to especially when using acrylic file boxes. They give your office a neat clean look. They are hard to find so when I do find them I stock up.

WHITE POST IT NOTES

Anyone that has read my prior blogs knows I am a Post It note fan. I love an office with white accessories so when I found these in white I was thrilled. I order these on Amazon because they are not found in most office supply stores.

ACRYLIC COLLATOR

Many of my clients are juggling a home business as well as running a home from one office. A collator keeps everything you need at your fingertips so you are not spending valuable time searching for important folders. 

ACRYLIC TAPE DISPENSER

If you are going to leave items out on your desk make sure it is something you use on a regular basis. This tape dispenser is one of my favorites. 

LABEL MAKER

I can talk about labels makers all day because it is an invaluable tool to keep you organized. When you put things in boxes or containers and don’t label them you forget what you have and you buy more. Labeling saves money and time. Many of my clients buy label makers after they see me use mine and the feedback is always “how did I live without this”. 

ELFA FILE CART

 This is been an staple item I use when organizing home offices and I own one myself. I love this for small spaces because you can roll it into a closet or under a desk when you are not using it. The drawers keep all of your office supplies right where you need them which saves time.

WHITE FILE BOX

 I use file boxes in an office for notepads, greeting cards, gift wrap and other items that you do not use on a regular basis but need organized. These Martha Stewart simple white boxes will get you organized and will look good stacked on a shelf. I label the outside of the boxes with these labels because if you don’t know what is in them you forget what you have and buy more. Sorry I had to say it again!

Simple Tips To Organize The Playroom

Now that the holidays are over many parents seem to be overwhelmed by the amount of toys they have acquired and what to do with all of them.

This month on River City Live we have introduced a new segment called To The Rescue.

People send in photos from areas in their home that need a little help starting the new year clutter free and organized.

This weeks photo was from a Mom overwhelmed by all of the toys that have accumulated in her house. She wanted some help on where to begin and how to organize them.

Click the link below for the before photo and simple tips to clear the clutter and some of my favorite things when organizing the kids.

http://www.news4jax.com/river-city-live/chris-stoneto-the-rescue-kids-room-organization-tips

Tips to motivate a quick clean up:

  • Purge Toys can gather quickly if you don’t purge on a regular basis. If you don’t get rid of some things you are just organizing clutter.
  • Gather like things together This is going to make life so much easier especially when it comes to kids toys. Barbies mixed with airplanes are a recipe for disaster.
  • Organize Choose the right containers for little hands. Make clean up easy so it becomes a habit for young children.
  • Label Containers This is helpful because it teaches children that everything has a place. When they take it out they know where to put it back. If they can’t read yet cut out pictures as labels.

Stay tuned for future To The Rescue segments!

Simple Tips To Organize Your Jewelry

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It’s been awhile since my last post. I will be sharing with you in future posts what has been going on in my life the last six months so stay tuned.

Today I was back at River City Live to talk about some simple ways to organize your jewelry.

The first step when starting any organizing project is to purge then organize. 

Click the link below for other tips to help you start organizing your jewelry.

http://www.news4jax.com/river-city-live/get-organized-jewelry-edition#