Organize your Office
The first thing you want to do is sort through your office papers and office materials. Purge paper and de-clutter your file cabinets in order to become more productive. You want to have a filing system with filing racks or a filing cabinet. Fireproof file cabinets can help keep your important papers stay safe. Color code your filing system and label all your filing. An In box helps your prioritize what needs to be done first. A mail station for incoming and outgoing mail will help with the paper clutter and a print station set up will keep all your printed materials together. A trash can and a shredder eliminates all the unwanted and unnecessary paper. Glass jars and other containers help hold office supplies. Drop down desks are great for small offices. You also want a desk cabinet that will conceal cords. Discard old electronic equipment and cords you no longer need or use. Book shelves are great for displays and storage for books.
A master plan design of your new office will help you vision your new office space. A moving checklist is great way to help you become organized for your move. Donate books that you will never use to friends or local libraries. Books do take a lot of room to pack. Shred documents that are no longer relevant to you for you do not want anyone to receive your personal information. Back up crucial work files and documents to an external hard drive or a cloud-based storage service. Take your birth certificates, medical records school records, social security numbers, marriage certificate pass ports, medicine and other important legal documents with you. If you pack your own boxes make sure you label all the boxes. Take pictures of how your cords and electronic equipment was set up and use color stickers to designate which is which. Remove ink cartridges from your printer. The more you organize and label the smoother the move will be.
Design your Home Office
Designing your home office can be a lot of fun. A floor plan is needed to place your office furniture, electronics and bookcases in your new office. You want your office to be functional and updated. You can use specialized software to create a floor plan before you move in. You can go paperless by documenting all on your computer or I phone. You will want to decide on your office furniture, rugs, lighting and artwork for our new office space. Some of the designs are Classic, Contemporary, Meditation, or Rustic.
Classic Home Office
Classic home offices have the traditional office furniture with built in bookcases. Leather furniture, wooden desk and traditional lighting of lamps are beautiful in the conservative home office. Warm colors and rich colors are very inviting to a classic home office. The conservative home office brings all the classic and rich looks together. Wine bars can be added to the home office. The classic home office incorporates designs with variety of centuries that display elegance.
Contemporary Home Office
Contemporary home office has modern office furniture, floating shelves, modern lighting, rugs and art work. The lighting could be chandeliers, modern lamps or big lighting. Abstract artwork can be displayed throughout the office. The contemporary office is very creative and timeless.
Mediterranean Home Office
Mediterranean home offices have bright colors, throw pillows, Moroccan lighting, and big overlay rugs. Windows are very popular in the Mediterranean office for you usually have a beautiful landscape outside. The Mediterranean office display tranquility.
Rustic Home Office
The rustic home office has a lot of reclaimed wood and distressed wood. Leather furniture, fireplaces, candles, brick walls and wildlife pictures are great décor for a rustic office. Rustic offices create a mood of nature.