Start the New Year Fresh With a Home Office Makeover

Woman working in home office.

Do you get the home office blues? With the New Year upon us and the hope that at some point we will get warmer weather, it’s easy to feel a little depressed while stuck in your home office for a good part of the day. One of the best ways to tackle this problem is to give your home office a thorough New Year makeover.

When you work from home, you want to feel comfortable and relaxed in your space. It’s overwhelming when you have so much clutter that it creates anxiety and stress because it results in no work getting done. There are many ways to get started on a home office makeover, and this blog will help you take the necessary steps to create your soon-to-be new favorite place in the house with some home desk setup ideas.

Get Rid of Clutter

Nothing makes you feel more trapped inside than a cluttered office. Take an hour or two and review everything in your home office, including every drawer, shelf, and box. Go through all your belongings and get rid of everything you can by giving it away or throwing it in the trash.

Once you are relieved of trash and unwanted items, that is when the makeover can begin. Decluttering gives you a clear space and mind to start reorganizing and giving your space the makeover it deserves. Unwanted clutter is hard to navigate, and when it builds up, it’s hard to ignore.

Categorize and Organize the Necessities

Once decluttering is complete and you’ve sifted through everything unwanted, it is time to get organized with the necessities. Everyone is different in how they like to organize their belongings and office supplies, but a few necessary items to keep in your office include:

  • Desk organizer
  • Notepad and writing utensils
  • Paper clips
  • Sticky notes
  • Stapler
  • Books
  • Calendar or planner
  • Printer
  • Trash can
  • Paper shredder
  • A monitor or two
  • And more!

These are just some of the essentials needed to create a successful work-from-home office and environment. How you choose to organize is up to you! You can organize based on how often you use the supplies, place them where you think you’ll need them, or designate specific spots for your supplies.

Supplies you need access to immediately should be kept in or on your desk for easy access, while backup supplies or something that isn’t used very often can be kept on your shelf or in another storage area within the office.

Woman at home organizing items for storage.

Create Storage Options

Now that your essentials and office necessities are organized, you can also create storage options for them. The key to giving your office the makeover it needs is organizing it in a way that is a straightforward way to be efficient and reliably functional. Shelves and storage boxes keep files, documents, and books in order.

Install shelves or custom shelving units for keeping the books, files, and decorative pieces. Keep the loose items in boxes and then save the boxes neatly grouped inside the shelves. You can also use free-standing filing cabinets on either or both sides of the desk. If you do not want to use huge shelving units, use wall-mounted box shelves as a sleek alternative.

Using these storage units will increase the space and help you to keep organized. It helps to create a simple yet fun area that can double for work or after-school homework out of an underused closet. Patterned papered interior walls are the perfect backdrop for a floating desk and overhead shelving. Colorful boxes and bins can contain supplies and notes on the shelves, while a mix of things like Mason jars and a lazy Susan separate pens and markers.

Invest in a Comfortable Office Chair

At first glance, an office chair may not be a room’s most important piece of furniture. However, many spend long periods each day seated in front of a computer in their home office.

Choosing an office chair that helps support better posture, provides ventilation, and allows for adjustments as the user moves through various positions is integral to ensuring the chair remains supportive and comfortable. Just as no two people are the same, each body requires something different from furniture that sees daily usage. Productivity, efficiency, and overall comfort depend on the chair a person chooses to perform a task.

Woman working from home with a clean desk and lots of space.

Keep a Clean Desk Space

Clear all unnecessary clutter or trash and put supplies and notes away in their respective places before logging off so you start tomorrow with a clean slate. Regardless of the storage space within your desk, it’s good to have a few supplies at your fingertips.

Add a tray with individual compartments for paper clips, pencils, and rubber bands. This keeps small, loose items contained in one corner of your desktop. This not only looks neater, but it also makes cleaning the desk surface an easier task.

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