Organizing Your Home Office

Spring is just around the corner, and with today being #OrganizeYourHomeOfficeDay, Starr Real Estate has decided to provide our clients with inspiration and advice on decluttering your home and organizing your workspace. #organizeyourhomeofficeday #declutter #organizingtips #starrrealestatemuncie #simplify #cleartheclutter #tuesdaytreat #tuesdaytips #tuesdaystogether #springcleaningtips

Being alive is busy. Some people have trained themselves skillfully in routine and are always early or on time. As for most of us, we force ourselves out of our comfy beds in the morning into imperfectly-temperatured showers. Some of us like to meticulously and artfully put makeup on and style our hair. Others squeeze themselves into uncomfortable outfits while we try to spread nutella on our toast, while giving the dog his food and starting a load of laundry, just to find out we forgot to brush our teeth when we are already halfway out the door. My point is this; our day to day lives are always going to be busy, and when they aren't, they will be. So why do we make messy habits that creates a job for us to do at home? Why do we set ourselves up for failure, when the solution is to create a personalized system that makes cleaning and organizing a simple chore, and not an extra job we have to come home to do?

Before we give away tips and ideas on HOW to change up your space to create a cleaner, easily accessible, functional, yet stylish home office environment, we have to give you the reasons why you should even consider spending the time and effort to make these changes:

  1. A clean and organized workspace reduces the likelihood of accidents and injuries.

  2. It improves creative thinking skills.

  3. By reducing distractions and clutter, we are able to focus more and increase productivity.

  4. Being able to quickly access the tools, information, and resources we need is crucial to our professional appearance and impression on clients, coworkers, peers, and superiors.

  5. A tidy space reduces stress and increases positive feelings that domino effect into other areas of our lives, especially sleeping better and potentially even making healthier food choices. This will improve mood and determination and motivation over time.

Since the Pandemic begin, education, medicine, and business have all remained afloat thanks to our incredible technological advances that allow us to video chat and communicate from anywhere in the world, at any time, in a (mostly) simple and efficient manner. The most discussed topic are Zoom Meetings, and how the background of a person's workspace not only leaves an impression but can determine how memorable your ideas and work are, compared to your life and personality outside of work. Since hundreds of thousands of individuals were forced to communicate this way, the lines of separation between work and home were ultimately blurred. Here is a link to an article discussing reasons why your home work environment and your zoom background make a difference in how we can be perceived by others.