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Home Office Zones

I’m pleased to have Lisa Woodruff as a guest blogger. Lisa brings a wealth of organizing knowledge to us. Her focus in this post is how to organize your home office.

Home Office Zones | Organize 365

Working from home creates flexibility, opportunity and chaos! Very often, the home office is also the HOME office. Family paperwork, photos and kids’ artwork mix with business proposals and deadlines.

Home Office Zones | Organize 365

And then your office looks like this. Flexibility in your schedule and work location make you a great home-based worker. So, let’s think outside the box with your office space, too.

Home Office Zones | Organize 365

The first step is to empty EVERYTHING out. Even the pile behind the door! Pitch liberally and relocate anything you can out of the office area.

Home Office Zones | Organize 365

Next, look at the bulk of what you have left and match the size of the pile to the size of the furniture you have to work with. In this office, most of the true business work was reduced to one file drawer and a computer. That left this 2 drawer lateral file completely open for family storage.

The hanging files on the right were perfect for storing the youngest child’s artwork and memories. But using boxes, the left side of the drawer was able to hold all the loose photos we found while organizing.

Home Office Zones | Organize 365

The bottom of the lateral file gave each of the other 2 children ample space for their memories, too.

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Lisa Woodruff shares her organizational tips, her entrepreneurial spirit and humor to encourage other moms on her blog www.Organize365.com,“Helping you organize your home and your home based business”. Lisa is a direct sales trainer and has helped hundreds of women successfully organize and monetize their businesses. Her podcast and training information is available at http://successfuldirectsales.com.