5 Spring cleaning and organizing tips for your home office

Spring cleaning your home office can lead you in many directions.  Perhaps:

  • your inbox is inundated,
  • your files are filled or
  • your time management is missing.

You need to start somewhere so let’s start with the S.P.A.C.E. that houses your office.

Look around your office and start:

1. Sorting the items that are visible into groups of papers, books, office supplies, client files, product, advertising materials etc.

Start with the visible clutter first.

2. Pair down each pile to the items that are current and recycle or shred the rest.

3. Assign a convenient place to store your resources.  If you use them often keep them near your desk, if they are used infrequently store them further way but still in your office.  If they are never referred to but needed for tax or legal purposes they can be stored in another room.

4. Take each of those piles and select the best Container for keeping the items organized, binders, magazine holder, bins, boxes etc.


Organize with binders

Organize with bins

Organizing for the person who likes to see everything, the visual person



5. Evaluate your new S.P.A.C.E.to make sure it will help you be more efficient, productive and profitable this year.



Share one of your office organizing tips in the comment box.

Julie Stobbe is a Trained Professional Organizer who brings happiness to homes and organization to offices, in person and virtually. She enjoys working with her clients to provide customized organizing solutions to suit their individual needs and situation. She reduces clutter, streamlines processes and manages time to help her clients be more effective in reaching their goals. Contact her at julie@mindoverclutter.ca

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  1. I find that these days we are bringing in way less paper. As a result, it’s not as imperative to clear outdated files on a regular basis – but as a result of that, I have a lot of outdated files!

    So my tip is to schedule time to go through your files at least once a year and get rid of anything that’s no longer necessary.

    • I agree there is less paper to file but electronic files and folders should also be cleared out on a regular basis especially if they are kept on the desktop. The laptop desktop can become very cluttered.

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