This integrated home office off the dining room needed basic decluttering and organization guidance. The client had some of the tools necessary but was missing a few key components such as incorporating file folders into the existing file holder.
Located in a main area, this workspace is used by everyone in the house. Two lower desk drawers were designated and labeled for use by the children in the home, giving everyone added piece of mind.
The end result was a streamlined approach that creates a home for the essentials needed on a day-to-day basis. The client already had the binders, but they were reviewed and sorted to optimize space and keep only the relevant documents for easy reference.
The client reports being better able to maintain order and not feeling overwhelmed with paperwork as a result of the new filing system.
The goal for this tech engineer’s home office was to declutter and identify organization techniques to help maintain order over time. The client had recently organized this office when he moved a couple of years ago, but shared that maintaining the organization has been difficult.
Following the transformation, the client indicated that this organization process was much more thorough than any effort he had made in the past. By eliminating unnecessary paper and miscellaneous objects by category, additional space was opened up for more thoughtful storage. A new filing system was created and an easily accessible, sleek box was used in place of a non-existent desk drawer to store a set of items needed daily.
Too many items without a home made it difficult to easily return them to their proper place. A nearby storage room also required some organization so that miscellaneous items found in the office could be relocated with items more appropriate for a storage area.
The result is more streamlined where only relevant items needed regularly are stored. One basket includes a new filing system, with plenty of room to grow. Another basket includes a set of easily accessible computer cords, cables, and equipment.
The client is maintaining his new-found order and reports spending less time searching for things and more time focused on his work.
Having recently taken over a bedroom for a home-based business, this client was eager to wade through accumulated books and files. While she had a designated space to call her own, it was stressful and unsettled with no distinct setup to aid her multiple creative interests and productivity.
With improved office functionality and organization, the client plans to pick a new paint color to fit the space. It was important to her that the office serve multiple functions - her work, but also space for yoga, painting, and sewing. Reorienting the desk perpendicular to the wall allowed better use of the natural light and opened up a beautiful window view.
The hardest part for the client was sorting through the boxes of files.
Creating a dedicated space for hobbies helps make them more accessible. Visually seeing creative spaces from a workspace can also be inspirational to people who crave creativity within their work.