I started a home office project for a new client on 11-15-07. She is moving out of her office and into a home office to spend more time with her children. This is something we see a lot of and I warn my clients of just how hard this can be. It is difficult for people who work out of their house to separate home and work. If you aren't organized and don't have the proper systems in place it can be a disaster.
On Wednesday we tackled the desk. She has a great desk which is key. Setting it up is next. I love the expandable desk drawer organizer by Dial. I will post a picture of one in a desk this week for everyone to see. I start with the desk because as we start organizing paperwork, things can get overwhelming and I need the desk to be a place they can sit and have organization while I tear the rest of the office apart. Everything they need to work is at their fingertips. I want my cleints to move as little as possible once they sit down at their desk. If they get up to get something they could get distracted and lose their focus. So if you are looking at getting your home office organized, you know where to start and then remember don't try to tackle it all at once.
After we got the desk in order we started on the paperwork. We have piles everywhere with sticky notes that say what each pile is. We have sorted and thrown away a ton.
And we will pick back up on this project tomorrow morning. I will let you know how it goes.