6 Tips to Create an Organized & Productive Home Office
Want to be more productive and organize at work? In partnership with Kijiji,Â here are 6 tips you can take to turnÂ yourÂ messy desk and disorganized home office into a space you love toÂ workÂ 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 toÂ Kijiji,Â Canada’sÂ largest online classifieds site,Â 1.9 billionÂ 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.Â Donâ€™t mix work with personal life
Create a physicalÂ boundary between your home life and your home office.Â The best way is to setup aÂ different work station that is distinct from your living area. Your work space should have minimum distractions or interruptions.
Â 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 yourÂ productive and cluttering up your office space.
4. Create a filing system
Add an inbox trayÂ where you will place all incoming paperwork and mail. It will keep your desktop clean and neat.Â 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 yourÂ 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 onÂ Kijiji. You can sell everything from electronics, cameras, furnitures to books.
Itâ€™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.Â PayPal is a secure way for buyers and sellers to exchange money electronically.