Are you still struggling with clutter? I am! What about your home office? Mine seems to be one of the worst clutter areas.
Today is National Organize Your Home Office Day.
Recently, my son invited a friend to stay at our home for a week during spring break. My home office was a total wreck, there was no way I wanted anyone to see the mess.
So to prepare for our guest I not only wanted the main areas of our home to be “spic and span” clean, but I wanted my son’s room to be organized and my home office to be decluttered and organized.
I don’t think anyone in my home thought I could pull it off. I had boxes and boxes of stuff. Papers, magazines, tax papers, books, memorabilia, and the list goes on. It looked more like a warehouse than a home office. I hate to say this, but much of it was trash.
This was going to be a big job.
I carted at least 5 large garbage bags of trash out of my home office. Then I began organizing.
The problem I ran into was in some of the boxes I had multiple things including trash. So even though at first glance it might have looked like something I could pitch, I couldn’t just throw it away, I had to go through the contents. Not sure why I kept some of it to start with, but I sure didn’t need all that stuff.
I went through several boxes. Organized a lot of stuff and then carted a few boxes to the attic to sort at a later time.
But the big news is the room is presentable. Even my son was impressed with my progress.
My home office isn’t perfect, but I enjoy going in the room a lot more and now I’m ready to go to the next level.
I have Cynthia Alexander’s book, Get Your Home Office Organized: Cut the Clutter and Watch Your Productivity Soar. Included in the book is a 30-day step-by-step plan for organizing your home office.
As Cynthia says, “The best first and next step to organizing your home office is the one that you will actually do.”
Organize Your Home Office Day
In honor of National Organize Your Home Office Day, I’m starting the 30-day home office organization plan to do an even better job of decluttering and organizing my home office.
So what about you? How are you celebrating National Organize Your Home Office Day?