A: If you work from home, you know that in order to be productive, you need to have a system in place. The best way to stay organized is to have a method in mind, and then to put that method into action. It may take a few weeks to settle into a routine that works for you, but once you get it down, you can get back to work.
An organizer, or storage system of some sort is essential to staying organized at work. You don’t want to get distracted by the mess on your desk (or wherever else you work). You want to be able to look at your work space and see what you need to get done. Here are some of the most common organizers people use at home.
Cabinet drawer organizers. These are open faced boxes with plastic dividers inside of them. These are great for organizing office supplies, like pens, pencils, stencils, etc. They are also good for storing small items that can fit into them, like buttons, beads, or other craft supplies.
File folders. These are great for organizing loose papers on your desk. When you have paperwork on your desk, it can easily get lost under other papers. File folders help keep everything in its place. They are also good for storing recipes or other important papers that you don’t want getting lost in the shuffle of papers on your desk.
Lamp stands. A lamp stand is perfect for placing on your desk so that you can organize things on your desk around it. This includes things like keys, wallets, sunglasses, cell phones, etc. It keeps all of your most used items right there on your desk when you need them most. It also helps keep your desk free of clutter.
Trays. These are great for organizing small items that tend to get lost in your purse or in your car. They are also good for organizing kids’ toys in their rooms. A tray is perfect for keeping earbuds together in your purse or in your car so that they do not get lost. It is also great for keeping small toys together in a room where they will not get lost under the bed or under the couch.
Cabinet organizers. These are wonderful for keeping food items organized in the kitchen. Most often these are open faced with wire dividers inside of them so that you can see everything that is inside of them. You can put spices inside of them or candy. They are also great for pots and pans so that they do not take up any valuable counter space in your kitchen.
File drawers. Most often these are found in the back of a closet or in an office setting. They are great for storing paper work in one central location where you can find it easily and where it will stay organized and undisturbed. It keeps all of your paperwork together and easy to find quickly when you need it most. They also give you organization and time saving ideas about how to organize files and folders.
A: Keeping organized is not always easy, especially if you work from home and have many responsibilities outside of the home as well as inside of it. However, it is possible to keep organized with just a little bit of organization skills and a few supplies to keep yourself organized.