How To Organise Your Home Office

Hello – welcome back! Or if you’re new here – welcome, pull up a chair and stay for a while. We’re passionate about all things ‘small business’. We’ve talked on the blog previously about ideas on how to create your dream office but this week we’re focusing on the practical side of things. Keeping your home office space organised is by no means easy – especially when you’re busy running a business. Here are a few things we think are essential to an organised and efficient space.
Drawers
It goes without saying that all businesses and home offices have one thing in common: paperwork. Unfortunately, there isn’t a magic trick to making it organise itself but luckily there are plenty of storage systems available these days that make it look a lot more appealing. Filing cabinets still have their place, but there are tons of drawer based solutions available too. We’re loving the look of this one from Ikea.

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Shelves
Shelves are also great places to store paperwork, as long as it’s organised in an attractive way. Although, if you’re unlikely to want to put things back in their designated spot on the shelf it’s better to opt for a closed system. A row of sleek magazine files can look great, and you can also keep any books, ornaments or memorabilia relating to your business on them too. Just try to keep it minimal – when it comes to shelves, less is often more otherwise they can become hotspots for piles of receipts!

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Pin Board

A pin board above your desk is a great addition to your home office. Perfect for popping up day-to-day reminders, or you can also use it to pin inspirational images or quotes. It’s the perfect spot for anything that’s going to make you smile when you’re sending invoices at 9.30pm.

home office Pin Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Bull Dog Clips

This may sound random but organising your wires helps keep your desktop clear. And a clear, organised desk is proven to help with productivity. We found this hack online and recently implemented it in our home – it totally works! No more scrabbling around trying to match the cable with the device – they’re all at the side of the desk ready to go.

home office Bull Dog Clips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Desk Life
All home offices will need a desk or clear surface which you can work from, and often you will need to keep a few items on hand. Pens, pencils, note books, tape measures (!) you get the idea! Why not add a couple of nicer items to your desktop to inspire you to keep it clean and tidy? A nice
lamp, or a nice coaster for your morning coffee all help to create a work space that feels intentional. We all want to spend as little time as possible at our desks, but whilst you’re there you may as well enjoy the view.

home office Desk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are your tips for creating an organised home office? Any tips and tricks for those pesky but oh-so-necessary receipts? Comment below – we would love to hear from you!

Team LP

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Home Office Inspiration

When we last talked about work space on the blog. We were day-dreaming about our ultimate Local Pages office. This week we’re looking at inspiration for that all important home office. Many of our clients are busy running their businesses during the day and then complete all the paperwork surrounding that business from home. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an inspiring and calming space to get productive in?
Monochrome Clean Lines
We love how super-sleek this space is. Monochrome mixed with the wooden floor creates a laid back, streamlined space to work in.

home office Monochrome Clean Lines
Creative Corner
Maybe you don’t have an entire room of your home to dedicate to a home office (we know the feeling!), you can still make a corner of the room feel put together and inspirational.

home office Creative Corner
Light and Bright
Just look at all those windows surrounding the desk. Natural light in a work space is high on our home office lust list. And the plant too.

home office Light and Bright

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Executive
Leather chair, dark panelling, bookshelves? Check, check, check. We love this modern take on executive chic.

home office Executive Vibes
Space for Two
Maybe you need a space for you and a partner to work side by side. An office for two is quite common these days as businesses become more open to working from home and more of us are taking the plunge and starting our own ventures.

home office Space for Two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What does your home office space look like? Are you tempted to put some effort into creating something different? We would love to hear from you – comment below!

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Our Dream Office

Open Plan Office Ideas

For over 30 years we have lovingly called our converted Victorian house in Southville (Bristol) home to Local Pages. As a building it’s great, but lately our eyes have been wandering and we’ve been thinking about our dream office.

As you can imagine with a converted house, especially one of this era, the rooms are relatively small and we’re all located across two floors (and a rear extension!). We’re craving some open plan space where we can get creative, and gain some extra efficiency. We’re not talking about moving to our dream office tomorrow, but it’s OK to dream right? We thought it might be fun to share out Open Plan Office Lust List (trying saying that quickly!).

Industrial Vibes
Just look at all that SPACE! Brushed concrete floors, white walls, big windows = plenty of light, and big desks. Yes, please.

 

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Green/Eco
We would like to be able to bring the outside in. A living wall would also help keep our air clean, naturally. We’re also loving those lighting pendants above the hot desk space.

dream office

A Pop of Colour
We would also want to introduce colour into our work space. Although ours would likely be Local Pages blue!

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Texture
Too many white walls and industrial windows might be quite cold so we would also include lots of texture – we’re thinking cork boards and wood.

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dream office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What does your dream office space look like? Have you already created it? Comment below – we’d love to hear from you.
Team LP

 

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