Whether you're parent council president or you're a mompreneur and small business owner, chances are you have carved out a bit of space in your home for an office. Do you struggle to stay organized or is your home office set up as efficiently as it could be? Professional organizers Peg Bradshaw and Marie Potter with the Professional Organizers of Canada share their tips for helping moms set up functional and fashionable home office spaces.
Snap a picture
Take a picture of your office and study it objectively. Then take a fresh look at your office with new eyes and ask yourself these questions:
Feng Shui your office space
Your work space is the command centre for your work. So take a tip from Feng Shui practice and have your work environment reflect respect for you and your work. Ask yourself:
Organize your office your way
You know your style better than anyone – don't get pushed into an alphabetical supply cupboard if you function best with visual cues. Choose the products, efficiency tips and tip management tools that appeal to you. Kick start your re-organization process by:
Embrace your brand
It's important to brand your office while you get organized – you never know what clients might be stopping by!
To shred or not to shred?
It's important to understand your document retention obligations and avoid a build-up of obsolete documents because everyone is afraid to throw anything out.
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