I've never been one to work from home successfully. I could blame a lot of things: the close proximity of my desk to my bed, my tendency to stay in pajamas, the constant availability of snacks, etc. But the biggest (and most impactful) difference between my home and office workspace? Organization.
Small space excuses aside, the best way to transform your workspace into an at-home haven is to make sure you're prioritizing the essentials. While there's definitely room for some fun tchotchkes to liven up the space, the first step should always be getting your stuff organized. What does this mean for your home office? That every piece should be functional, streamlined, and make your work day easier.
Your first assignment is to try some basic home office essentials: say goodbye to clutter and chaos by introducing smart desk organizers and accessories. These little additions are the difference between all-out panic and productivity.
Now that your new desk accessories are taken care of, move onto other areas of your workspace. A big wall calendar, modern wastebasket and organized filing cabinet will keep all clutter (both mental and physical) at bay.
Want to make the biggest changes possible? Invest in a quality desk and office furniture. If you're looking to really kick butt in the new year, you'll need a good foundation to work from.