Monday Checklist: 3 Things to Do this Week to Make Your Home Office More Functional

Monday Checklist: 3 Things to Do this Week to Make Your Home Office More Functional

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Taryn Williford
Mar 19, 2012

Are you finding that you don't get much work done in your workspace these days? You might need to do a little efficiency overhaul. Here are three things you can do this week to make your home office more functional for you.

1. Add More Storage
Rare is the workspace that couldn't benefit from a little extra storage space. You'll be happier and get more work done if you can clear some of the "working storage" from your desk top surface. And when it comes to adding storage, a little bit can go a long way. Try adding just one shelf to the wall, or a small bookcase or drawer unit.

2. Make One Space Multi-Task
If you find your office getting kind of cramped because you're trying to make room for both seating and storage, for example, find ways to melt those two problem "zones" into each other. In our example, a storage bench will help you make some room.

3. Get Rid of Dead Weight
To get more work done in your office, you'll need to get rid of some of the junk blocking your way. Decluttering some of your paper and unused supplies is a good idea, sure. But you'll be surprised to find how much more functional your office becomes when you get rid of buggy office items like an odd chair or wobbly table. If you're not using it, give it away. If you are using it, give it away and then replace it with a new one.

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