You are on the phone for a business call and you can't find a single pen amid the rubble on your desk.
Looking around you, you see half empty boxes, work files strewn all over the floor, and your garbage can overflowing.
Does this describe your home office?If so, you are in need of a complete home office overhaul.
Organization is the key to a calm and orderly home office.
Take a good look at your desk.
Is it large enough for your needs? Does it have enough drawers, cubbyholes, and places for paper and pens?Desks are the single most important piece of a home office, and without a proper desk you will be constantly unorganized.
A good option is a large desk with an L shape.
These desks will be able to provide you with enough room for all of your paper work and still house your computer neatly.
If you simply need a place to put your laptop and not a lot of space for paper, try a computer hutch or armoire.
An armoire with doors will close up when you are no longer using it, therefore completely removing the element of a desk from your office and replacing it with a stylish piece of furniture.
A large file cabinet is a must in a home office, as well as enough file folders and separators to organize your files neatly.
Alphabetizing your files and color-coding them will assist you in staying more organized.
Looking beyond the desk, if you have a larger office you have plenty of space to turn it into a comfortable space that can serve a dual purpose in your home.
Adding a small loveseat or two comfortable recliners can create a cozy corner when you are on an extended phone call or simply need a break from your desk chair.
If your office has a wood desk and file cabinets, a piece you must own is a bamboo area rug.
A natural looking floor covering, bamboo area rugs are durable, non-slip and come with a variety of edging colors to complement your décor.
Area rugs will protect your underlying floor or carpet and further create a polished look to your room.
No room is complete without wall hangings, and a home office a place to tout your accomplishments.
Hang diplomas, certificates, and cherished photos in a variety of frames.
Consider some extra shelving amid your wall hangings, for awards or trophies.
When separately placed, these items can look unorganized.
Put together in a mosaic of similar frames or mats and you have an eye-catching focal point in your room.
If you have a blind instead of curtains, the bright light may bother you on days when you are stuck in the office.
Invest in a pair of heavy, double sided curtains.
When you want the light to shine in you can open your curtains wide, or close them up when you would like some privacy.
Home offices are a wonderful part of your home if done correctly.
Don't just shut the door to the mess in your office; organize and beautify your room today.
Your productivity will increase and your general stress will greatly diminish.