The room and desk should be organized as efficiently as possible to use the work area at home as effectively as possible. For an optimal interior design in the study, you need the right desk, as well as ideal lighting, enough space in storage areas, cupboards, shelves, and drawers. Because it is precisely these that have to be organized as intuitively and easily accessible as possible to concentrate on doing one’s work within one’s own four walls.
Too often, drawers on and under the desk are the simplest solution with the most space for storing documents, papers, and work materials. It is not that easy to skillfully sort and tidy drawers, hanging files, and roll containers. However, to not run the risk of the entire desk sinking into piles of paper and folders, it is necessary to bring some order into the all too easy home office chaos.
The Important Things First
The beginning is always the hardest step, and in this case, that is clearing out the desk and the already existing storage space. So the first thing to do is remove and remove everything from and from the desk that has accumulated there. This also applies to cabinets, drawers, registers, and roll containers. When all documents have found their way to one of the probably long since numerous piles on the floor, you should sort out what is still needed and what can be removed. Then in the next step towards a well-organized home office, you can better estimate and use the available space. The basis for this is, among other things, the consideration for what the home office will primarily be used for: bookkeeping, homework, artistic activities, or the like.
Understand the Storage Space as A Hierarchical System
The storage areas within reach of the desk chair should contain the utensils and documents that are most important for daily work. For right-handers, the storage space should primarily be positioned on the right, for left-handers on the left. The more important a document or work material, the more sensible it is to stow it on the side of the dominant hand. This shortens work steps and helps with orientation in the hierarchy system.
Assigning fixed places to certain things can also help to make the work area more efficient. Labels and labels are welcome to use for this purpose. Well-labeled drawers, files, and shelves make it easier to find and sort your utensils. So you always know where which materials belong: Office supplies in this drawer, old correspondence, invoices and files in that register, pen holder on the right, agenda on the left of the desk, etc.
The top drawer of the filing cabinet or roll container should also be given top priority. This means that the utensils that form daily tasks should always be stowed in the top drawer and are easily accessible. This includes, for example, pens, staplers, paper clips, Tipp-Ex, and post-its. But your wallet and keys are also in good hands. You must make a very minimalist selection; otherwise, superfluous and unimportant things will quickly accumulate again.
When it is clear which utensils and documents should go where and everything necessary is labeled, it is time to move the drawers and containers. The key to a tidy and efficiently organized work area is to sort the drawers and registers carefully, consciously, and one by one. It makes sense, for example, to store thumbtacks, staples, rulers, and business cards in a drawer, headsets also in their own drawer, as well as cables and computer accessories.
Use Roll Containers
Things don’t (again) start to pile up and get mixed up; it makes sense to resort to a few micro-organizational tricks. Roll containers for the office can help. In this way, the work area remains clean at all times.