Jun 30 2012

Organize Creatively to Eliminate Clutter

Productivity on both the personal and professional front depends on being organized at all times. A person with a cluttered office and crammed closets and cabinets will end up spending a great deal of his or her time shuffling about trying to find even the smallest item, eating up valuable time that they can ill-afford if they are working as a freelancer or outsourced hourly worker. In this case, time is money, so getting organized should be one of the first items that you tackle on your to do list.

One of the best ways to organize your office and become clutter free is to look at it from a creative standpoint. Try to make every item in your home office or living space attractive but functional at the same time.

For instance, if you are using a spare bedroom as your new home office, it might be worth it to removed the double bed and get one with a roll out trundle bed that will sleep two people or several children, plus have storage space in the drawers for bedding and other essentials. The rest of the time, the room can serve as your home office. A desk or workstation and filing cabinets on wheels can help you easily expand or contract your work space,

Look for furniture items that can help you stay organized and which make the most of the space that you do have. For example, if you live in a small apartment, you might consider creating a loft bed in order to put your home office underneath it. If you have two children who need to share a room, a bunk bed with a desk, chairs, shelves and drawers can make the most of the space so that everything can stay uncluttered.

Keep clutter to a minimum with clear storage drawers and bins that will help you spot what you need right away. If you do have to opt for color, choose bins with differently colored covers. Use color for your files as well, dividing up home and work files and perhaps even color coding important client files.

By being creative in terms of your organization and storage solutions, you can create a clutter-free work environment you will enjoy spending time in, which can lead to increased productivity and more profits.

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