Minimalism and proper organization in your personal and working environment are known to boost productivity and improve the quality of your lifestyle. And in case you work from home, this is something you need to take into consideration seriously. Not only will messy work environment prevent you from focusing on your job, but it will also affect your free time at home, causing mental pressure and anxiety. So, what can you do to create a fully functional, productive and minimal home office?
Declutter your workspace
Decluttering is a great technique to make your home and work environment more pleasant. If you have a specific room for your home office, start your declutter process from there. However, if your home office space is a part of another room that has another purpose for you as well, you should take the time to declutter your desk area and workstation as well as the rest of the room, for the best effect. Therefore, don’t waste any time and clean out your space from all the stuff that you simply don’t need. This especially goes for work papers and stationery that may just need to be organized better, or are completely useless to you at the given moment (and for the future, too), and it’s time to get rid of them.
One of the biggest essentials for a minimalist’s home office and any other area you want to be neat and functional is an effective storage space. For your workplace, it’s important to have enough of desk drawers where you can store your necessities. If your desk doesn’t have drawers, you can get a drawer stack, or utilize some empty boxes and containers you already have for this purpose. Moreover, floating shelves are the best way to add storage to your space. These are easy to install and definitely provide the minimal look once you’re done with the process. Not to mention that floating shelves will make it easy for you to reach and get anything you need without wasting too much time on looking for something.
Aside from having enough storage space, you need to make sure that your organization works for you. In that respect, you should take the time to designate proper space for important work papers as well as the necessary stationery. The best way to store papers is to put them in files or binders and place them on the shelves. To make things easier and more efficient, use Dymo tapes for labeling, so that you can find what you need in seconds. For other work essentials, designate a specific drawer. You can even use your tapes to label the drawers so that you can open the one you need instantly. Soon, you’ll be able to do this without thinking and breaking the focus.
Boost your productivity with creativity
Once the more functional part of organizing your home office is done, and you have the perfect order, it’s time to add some personality to this space. Since you’re going for a minimal look, you don’t need too much of decorative stuff, but there are always ways to create a true creative hub without going overboard. One picture of your loved ones or scenery that you find inspiring is perfect for this setup. You also have the freedom to introduce more color to the area by painting the desk or the walls around you. An easy solution is to use self-adhesive wallpaper. Even stationary that’s interesting and unique in a personal kind of way will boost your productivity without creating additional mess. And, of course, don’t forget about a nice plant on your desk to help you calm down and feel more relaxed while you work.
As you can see, the work and effort you need to put into creating and organizing your minimal and functional home office are far from overwhelming. However, such organization can help you boost productivity and make the most of what you have. Don’t neglect the importance of the environment when it comes to your work performance or quality of your lifestyle.