Running a household with a family, a home, vehicles and jobs is a lot of work, and requires organization for it to run optimally. If you have a home based business or work from home, things get even more complicated to manage. It can be so helpful to have an organized office space to serve as a functional work station to efficiently handle taking care of your family’s schedule, health records, insurance, bills, deeds, titles, wills, photos and tax information.
Even if you don’t have a whole extra room or large space to designate as an office, having a filing system and organized desk somewhere in your home is, dare I say, essential. So I’d like to share some office organization ideas to help get your creative juices flowing, to set up not only a useful space, but an attractive one as well!
I’m very thankful for my home, but I don’t have an extra room to designate as a dedicated office space. So instead, I have a desk space set up in a corner of my bedroom. I’ve recently taken steps to make it not only more efficient and organized, but also prettier and “cozier.”
So whether you have a whole room to dedicate to a home office, or just a nook, here are some office organization ideas of things you can assemble together to create a productive and inviting space:
- Filing System
- Good Lighting
- Daily Planner
- Supportive Chair
I bought my desk years ago on clearance at Staples. What I like about it are a couple of things: I like not having a set of drawers underneath on either side because it gives me more room for my chair to slide around. Also, since there’s a window behind my desk, I wouldn’t be able to put shelves above it, so I like the attached hutch, which lets me use valuable vertical space.
As far as things that may not be mandatory, but yet make an office space more inviting and attractive:
- Decorative Storage Boxes
- Pretty Cozy Accents
Now everyone’s styles aren’t the same, so let’s take a look at some other super organized spaces from our
Think Tank Thursday contributors!
My Life From Home has a gorgeous large office space! To see what it looked like before their makeover, click here.
I love all the bookshelves surrounding the desk, and those cute buckets full of writing tools!
My Life from Home also has a cozy comfy window spot which looks just about perfect for some good reading!
The Turquoise Mom reveals her office space AND shares a printable schedule for being crazy productive. In her space she’s included a bulletin board which is so helpful, and plenty of file storage!
1915 House set up her office for $100! I love the more neutral earthy tones she used to create her beautiful space. She also has a couch in her office which she covered beautifully with a dropcloth!
Somewhat Simple shares some motivating free Printable Office Quotes.
Here’s a shot from her pretty home office.
Life on South Pointe Drive has a light bright, gorgeous minimalist office with beautiful pops of greenery, and lots of shelves.
Clean & Scentsible has some wonderful free printables and lots of ideas to help with home organization.
Talk about gorgeous, Worthing Court has a fabulous farmhouse style home office. Be sure to check it out!
In Grandma’s House DIY’s office, she had a phone line and electrical hookup added to a closet, so she could tuck her printer and modem out of sight!
The Cofran Home had a large, custom made desk built in to a nook in their family room, so they could reduce clutter and be super organized. Isn’t it wonderful!
Craft Your Happiness has some super Closet Office Organization going on; it gives me something to strive for!
The Navage Patch redid a sturdy vintage desk with lots of storage for their office space. It turned out gorgeous!
This 2 person desk from C.R.A.F.T. is such an efficient use of space don’t you think, with storage in between and also vertical, it’a a great use of space.
Organized Office Space from The Real Thing with the Coake Family has everything it needs to stay organized: decorative boxes, file storage, drawers,binders and super important…labels!
Homestead 128 has a great vintage/modern office space that includes baby mattress springs and yard lights! 🙂
Does this give you some motivation to get organized, it sure does me!
- Decorative boxes can be used to store crayons, Cd’s, office supplies etc… and they too come in all different styles to fit your decorating style.
Pretty boxes on a desk make storage and organization functional AND attractive.
Here’s a Office Organization Office Organization to help you put together a pretty and functional office space!