Organizing and creating functional spaces is a personal passion, which I turned into a career. I was not born a naturally organized (read: uncluttered) person, and had to learn and discover why it is beneficial to have order in one’s life and workspace. However, to be real, my young son, family and the nagging need to have a life makes a magazine cover ready space impossible. Come on, we are all real people with busy lives! It’s important to start somewhere.
That being said, enough was enough… maybe you can relate
Around the time my son was born, I realized I could no longer tolerate the piles of unused items, paper and clutter. Something had to be done! I didn’t have a clue what I was doing – I just took action and got started. Like any permanent change it took work – LOTS of it in my case.
It took time to learn systems and retrain my brain until I felt more confident about my space. I just started one day, and figured things out along the way. I began with one room, I worked my way around my home. Things really changed when I came to my home office. It was a pivotal time for me, and it might just be for you too.
Organization helps you get it all done, in an orderly fashion.
Working from home has it’s perks, but it’s no picnic. If you want to have any free time to spend with family and doing things you love, you’ve got to streamline your office and work day. This is where organization comes in. It helps you find most anything when and where you need it. Otherwise you’ll be running circles, without getting much done. Not.fun.
It doesn’t matter where you start, just that you start.
Your efforts don’t have to be perfect, but you have to start somewhere. Make a plan to the best of your abilities, and get started. Don’t feel that everything has to be perfect before you tackle your home office. That will virtually guarantee you stay where you are. Just get started at the beginning – whatever that means for you.