Organization & Cleaning

How to organize your workspace for success

How to organize your workspace for success

Photography by Michael Graydon

Organization & Cleaning

How to organize your workspace for success

A chaotic office can lead to a cluttered mind. Whether you use the room to run a business or to get crafty, these solutions will outfit your workspace for success.

1. Command centre
Nail clipboards to the wall and use them to manage work projects or to keep paperwork for everyone in your family organized.

2. File maker 
Eliminate desk clutter and give important documents a place to land by using easy-to-access vertical filing systems and wire baskets.

 

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3. Go vertical 
Keep your desk clear—and all of your inspiration in full view—by hanging an oversize corkboard above your desk.

4. Dreamy drawers
Tuck a filing cabinet under a wraparound desk to keep your office supplies and paperwork neat and tidy. Insert a plastic divider or place several small boxes inside the top drawers, and add a hanging-file system to the bottom one.

 

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Alex drawer unit, $80, ikea.ca. Kate Spade New York tackle box, $48, indigo.ca. Play Ball catchall, $32, uncommongoods.com. Merangue fashion clipboard, $6, staples.ca.

Shelf life
Adjust shelf heights to suit your storage needs and avoid wasted space.

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Create a system that involves a recycling bin for things you no longer need, a file for items that need to be mailed, filled out or paid, and a sturdy plastic banker's box to store papers you'll need in the future, like tax and legal documents.

— Jane Veldhoven, Professional Organizers in Canada, Halifax

 
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