A New Golden Rule to Update Your Office

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Are you looking to spruce up an existing office or design a new one? Start with a color scheme that is calming and relaxing and has your sense of style. One of my personal favorite color combinations right now is white and gold.

It’s simple, clean and a bit modern when you add a touch of gold.

Here are some simple tips to get you started. Don’t forget to click on the links above for some of my favorite office essentials.

Purge anything that does not belong in an office.

Paint to give it a brand new look.

Plan before you buy.

Please keep it simple.

Make your workspace a stress free environment and see how much more productive you become at home and at work.

5 Easy Tips for a stress free work environment

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One the most popular areas of a home I’m asked to organize is the home office.

Whether you work from home or just want a place to keep your home life organized these five simple tips will help you enjoy a stress free, clutter free place to work.

Clear the clutter

Clearing the clutter should always be the first step. Shred old paperwork and file or scan remaining papers into the computer. If you have a choice when purchasing an item to email or print your receipt choose email. You can make labeled files on your computer to keep you organized in case you need to return an item. It also prevents stacks of paper from accumulating. 

Remove anything that does not belong in the office

Boxes of memorabilia, pet products, old luggage or anything else that doesn’t belong in there move it out. If you are going to store items on shelves in an office closet use containers that are labeled so you can see what you have so you don’t buy more.

Pick a color scheme

White always looks neat, clean and calming so its my first choice when styling an office.  Whether your renovating your office or starting from scratch it’s helpful to keep the colors simple. It prevents your work space from looking to busy.

Keep it simple

Many people over think office products and accessories and the room quickly becomes cluttered. Simplify what you need and use. If  your office space is not free of clutter you will not want to work in there and your kitchen table becomes your new office.

Utilize the office closet

Do you need a file cabinet? Shelving? Make the space fit your needs. When you remove and purge everything from a small closet you will be surprised how much space you really have.

“It’s never about having enough space its having too much stuff in the space”

 

Get Organized Before Tax Time

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Tax time is around the corner and there is no time like the present to clear the paper clutter and get organized.

The key to an organized office is to have a file system that works for you. My favorite go to item when organizing a clients office is a desktop file box with hanging files (white are my favorite).

Keep all the files that you need to access on a regular basis at your fingertips. They are not only functional but they look good when they are displayed on a desk or a shelf. 

Use the desk top file box for everyday tasks, weekly filing of household bills, managing clients paperwork or staying on top of  kids school papers. No more unattractive large filing cabinets are needed in order to get you organized.

Remember to shred old paperwork and file only what you need. If you aren’t sure what to keep this is a good resource.

Staying on top of filing prevents last minute panic when you are trying to find important papers.