An organized home office is essential for freelancers to get work done efficiently. The amount of time and energy you save by not having to look for documents and files when you need them translates into cold, hard cash. After all, the more work you complete, the more money you earn.
Therefore, it’s important for freelancers to learn how to organize and declutter their home offices.
In this blog post, I’d like to share with you a few of my top tips for keeping an organized home office.
But first, a confession. I used to be a pile keeper. That is, I’d have piles and piles of documents. And I enjoyed surrounding myself with these piles.
I told myself I always knew where everything was anyway, and I could always find stuff when I needed them. I’d get upset when anybody dared touch or move my piles.
But when I lost my home office and was relegated to a corner in the living room, I didn’t have space for my piles. I had to learn to keep a minimum amount of office stuff and control my piles from, well, piling up.
I have to say, I like the minimalist office better. It IS much easier to find things. Everything’s easy on the eyes. And, yes, I do get work done much faster.