Organize Your Home Office

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If you work from home, or you have a dedicated space where you can pay bills or handle paperwork, then you want to keep your home office as organized as possible. It’s likely not the biggest room in the house, and you want to utilize as much of it as you can. If the space has become a spot where you stash stuff because there’s nowhere else to put it, or you’ve noticed that your file boxes have started to pile up, EZ Storage® in St. Louis is here to help. We can provide you with a suitable self-storage unit that will make organizing your home office easier than ever.

What Can You Get Rid Of?

dreamstime_xxl_67749688One of the best places to start when organizing your home office is to decide what you can get rid of. There’s likely a stack of magazines or mail on the desk, and unless it’s important tax paperwork or an article you want to save, it can probably be recycled or thrown away. You can often donate old magazines to thrift stores and non-profits, and you’ll feel good knowing that someone else is reading them. If you have sensitive information on certain papers or mail, or you have tax info that’s from twenty years ago, you can shred those files and then dispose of the pieces.

File Boxes

If you have paperwork that you need to keep, then you probably have several file boxes stacked in a corner. If you have a filing cabinet that’s starting to overflow, consider getting more file boxes and organizing everything by date. Those older files and boxes can be put into storage, and you won’t have to worry about them being damaged. Putting boxes in your unit can also be a great way to make an inventory of which files you have, making it easy to retrieve the right one when you need it.

Spare Furniture

If your home office is a depository for spare furniture, the space can become very cramped very quickly. If there are spare dining chairs or an easy chair that you want to move out of the room, then consider putting the furniture into storage. You might have your eye on the perfect couch for the room, but until you move the spare items out of the way, there will be no space for the sofa.

Keep Your Desk Clean

dreamstime_xxl_58215718 (1)If your desk is consistently covered in clutter, then it can be difficult to get work done. You’re always having to move things out of the way, and investing in some desktop organizational products can be of great help. Pick up some trays and boxes to hold your paper clips, stapler, and other desk items, and they’ll always have their dedicated spot. A tray for mail can help you stay on top of opening and reading it, and once you don’t need it anymore, it can go in the trash can or into the shredder.

If you’re trying to organize your home office, but you feel that there’s too much clutter, then come to an EZ Storage® location in St. Louis today. We have four storage facilities in the greater metro area, and each one has a fantastic selection of unit options. We offer both standard and climate-controlled spaces, and the staff can help you find the right unit at the right size. Every unit is available on a month-to-month basis, so you only have to pay for the time you need. You can visit your unit on any day of the year, and the resident managers are always there to keep an eye on your belongings.

Visit us today to find the perfect self-storage solutions. We look forward to meeting you!