The home office, like any other organizational project, can end up being exorbitant! In some cases even more so because of the specific role the home office must play. I am thrilled to be able to share some creative idea on how to organize your office the frugal way! In most cases, these ideas are totally FREE which by the way, is my favorite word!
Can you believe it is day twenty-nine in Organize your Home in 31 Days the Frugal Way? I can’t however, I am so excited about the way my home is looking! By using the principles we have learned, I have organized every area of my home and my life. Things are running smoothly and that has brought a blanket of peace to each member of my home.
Home offices don’t have to be a room in your house. In fact, I have a repurposed dresser in the dining room that I call my “little office”. It contains all I need for correspondence, paying bills and small school related projects. It makes my life easier to have all that I need on the first floor. Our dedicated “official office” is a room on the second floor which contains a computer, printer, desk and filing cabinets.
Whether you have a whole room that serves as your home office or a table in one area of your house this daily challenge is for you.
desk or table
file cabinet or file box
computer and printer
someplace to store office supplies
I want you to take a moment and look around your house to see what you might have that is not currently used, that you could repurpose into a desk or filing cabinet. How about using a wood pallet to build a table top and then place it on two filing cabinets. Voila, a charming farmhouse desk! I have seen people use old doors and even picnic tables as desks. No room for a full-size desk? See if you can find a lap desk or just use your kitchen table.
If you don’t have a dedicated room for your office try placing all you need including your computer and printer onto a rolling cart. I love this idea!!! Get creative and use what you have, shop the curb or your parents’ basement for any extra bookcase, tables, desks, chairs, lights or anything you think will be useful to the project.
A BIG thank you to Dave Ramsey for this list!
What techniques do you use to organize your office?
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Janelle Esker is the grateful wife of Michael and homeschooling mother of six amazing children. She lives with her family, 4 cats, 1 dog, 3 ducks and 12 chickens in scenic Ohio. Janelle received her B.A. in Education from Ohio Northern University. She is the author of CHOSEN: One Family’s Journey with Autism.