6 Tips to Create an Organized & Productive Home Office


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Want to be more productive and organize at work? In partnership with Kijiji, here are 6 tips you can take to turn your messy desk and disorganized home office into a space you love to work in.

In addition, you can earn some extra cash by selling your unused office supplies and tech gadgets in Canada’s $29 billion second hand market. According to Kijiji, Canada’s largest online classifieds site, 1.9 billion previously used items were bought, sold, swapped or donated by Canadians. A total of 30.4 million second-hand goods traded hands last year.

1. Don’t mix work with personal life

Create a physical boundary between your home life and your home office. The best way is to setup a different work station that is distinct from your living area. Your work space should have minimum distractions or interruptions.

 2. Start fresh

Take everything off your desk and out of your drawers, put them in a box, and go back to work. When you need an item, you can put it back on the desk. If there are things you don’t use every day to make your work easier, you probably don’t need them.

3. Update your equipment

Does your computer need a memory or hard drive upgrade? Old machines are slowing down your productive and cluttering up your office space.

You can sell your old desktop computer on Kijiji and put the money you earned towards buying an upgraded second-hand laptop for less. It’s a win-win.

On Kijiji, you can also find some good bargains on computer accessories, printers and smartphones. You can search by sellers within your neighbourhood.

4. Create a filing system

Add an inbox tray where you will place all incoming paperwork and mail. It will keep your desktop clean and neat. To minimize the clutter, toss junk mail in the recycling bin instead of letting it stack up.

You can save money by buying great second-hand desk trays and office organizers for less.

You can keep your office paperless by scanning receipts, invoices, contracts, and other documents.

5. Maximize office space

Maximize your office space by making sure that everything has a place. You can store loose items into storage containers and filing cabinets. It will minimize distraction and increase your productivity.

You can use wall space as shelving for books and blinders.

6. Get rid of the clutter

You can make some extra money by selling your unused office supplies on Kijiji. You can sell everything from electronics, cameras, furnitures to books.

It’s now even easier as you have the option to quickly send and receive money via PayPal through the Kijiji app, on iOS or Android, at the meet-up. PayPal is a secure way for buyers and sellers to exchange money electronically.


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James Chung

Founder & Editor in Chief of Hello Vancity magazine. Email [email protected]