Ferris from The Hamman Family Blog shared an after picture of her small home office area which is located in her kitchen.
She said, "The desktop computer was a mess, cords everywhere. I moved all that stuff and dusted and organized the cords a little better. How nice does that look!!!"
I know a lot of people feel like this week's challenge isn't for them if they don't have a whole room for their home office, but really that just isn't the case.
Whether you've got a whole room or not every household needs a place to do paperwork, pay bills, and deal with school papers, for example.
For some people that it just the cleared off kitchen table, and that's fine. But if you find yourself needing space for these activities more consistently be creative and perhaps you can find a place in your home for a more permanent home office, even without a room dedicated to it.
A reader, Erin, shared this picture of the area her family turned into her office.
She said, "We turned our breakfast nook into my office. I can get things done and not be away from my family."
I think Erin brings up a good point. When you're considering where to put your home office, you need to decide whether you want to be able to close yourself away from others to try to get work done, or if it would be better to stay in the thick of the action.
Of course, you don't always get the luxury of getting to make this decision, but if you have the choice definitely think about it first.
This is a personal decision that has to take into account lots of factors, so there is no right or wrong answer but it is worth considering before you set everything up so it works for you as well as possible.
Colleen shared these pictures of the area that her family created in their home for their computer and filing area.
She said: "I took pics of what my husband did a few years ago for computer. He used kitchen countertop in our small informal dining room and some basic cabinets. He has half and my daughter uses the other for her art.
This is just a great example of finding space for something they really wanted in their home, even if it is an unconventional space. I think it looks great Colleen!
Stephanie shared this picture of the desk she uses for her family's paperwork.
I think this picture illustrates something really important -- sometimes all you need is a flat surface to work on.
Storage solutions and organizers can be helpful if you've got lots of computer and other equipment, or lots of papers you need access to, but other times just a place to lay things out and work is all that is needed.
It only needs to be as complicated as necessary to work, and no more complicated than that!
Are You Ready To Get Organized Now?
I hope that these pictures, shared by readers, of their organized home office areas has inspired you to create or organize your own as well.
If it's also made you catch the organizing bug I'd love for you to also join the 52 Week Organized Home Challenge. In it each week we tackle a different area or type of item in our home and get it decluttered and organized.
Over the course of the year we go through the whole house, also developing positive habits and routines as we go, and by the end of the year you can have an organized home!
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