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.

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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!

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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.”

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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:

  • Desk
  • Filing System
  • Good Lighting
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Shredder
  • Daily Planner
  • Supportive Chair
  • Storage

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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.

, Office Organization Ideas, As far as things that may not be mandatory, but yet make an office space more inviting and attractive:

  • Storage
  • Decorative Storage Boxes
  • Pretty Cozy Accents
  • Greenery
  • Photos

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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!

, Office Organization Ideas, 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!

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My Life from Home also has a cozy comfy window spot which looks just about perfect for some good reading!

, Office Organization Ideas, 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!

, Office Organization Ideas, 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!

, Office Organization Ideas, Somewhat Simple shares some motivating free Printable Office Quotes.

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Here’s a shot from her pretty home office.

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Life on South Pointe Drive has a light bright, gorgeous minimalist office with beautiful pops of greenery, and lots of shelves.

, Office Organization Ideas, Clean & Scentsible has some wonderful free printables and lots of ideas to help with home organization.

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Talk about gorgeous, Worthing Court has a fabulous farmhouse style home office.  Be sure to check it out!

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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!

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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!

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Craft Your Happiness has some super Closet Office Organization going on; it gives me something to strive for!

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The Navage Patch redid a sturdy vintage desk with lots of storage for their office space.  It turned out gorgeous!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Here’s a Office Organization Office Organization to help you put together a pretty and functional office space!

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