Home offices / work spaces should provide room in which you can peacefully and efficiently work. But, clutter can stand in the way (literally!) between you and that goal. Make your workspace work for you by organizing the office clutter.
1. Use filing cabinets (or carts) well, labeling each file folder and using a system that works for you (i.e. alphabetizing, categorizing, or color-coding).
2. Use file boxes to store older files that don't need to be immediately accessed. Store these boxes in a location other than the office, such as in an attic, closet, or garage.
3. Shred all documents that you don't need anymore. Here is some more info from the IRS on how long papers should be kept: https://www.irs.gov/…/small-…/how-long-should-i-keep-records
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4. Incorporate AT LEAST one comfort item, such as a radio, favorite picture, or stress ball that will help make work more enjoyable.
What item in your work space makes you smile? Please share in the comments below.