When it comes to taking care of business at home, a productive workspace is essential. Try these hard-working organization solutions using Martha’s collection at Staples.
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Do you need a workspace for checking emails, managing the family calendar, or helping the kids with homework? Deciding on the purpose of the area will help determine where in the house it should be located, what type of storage solutions you’ll need, and the best ways to keep it organized.
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STEP 2: Find the Right Spot
Don’t fret if you can’t dedicate an entire room to a home office. Small workspaces can be set up anywhere there’s open wall space and a flat surface with room for a chair. The kitchen can serve as the central hub for the family, with a place to manage the to-do list, afterschool activities schedule, and family happenings, while a quiet nook in a corner of the living room is better suited for answering work emails and taking conference calls. Once you’ve settled on the ideal location, define the space as a distraction-free area.
Since your workspace is likely smaller than a full-size office, organization becomes even more important. Maximize your space with smart desktop accessories to organize your tech gadgets, papers, and writing utensils. A desk pad arranged in the center of your work surface can act as a barrier to clutter by keeping nonessentials off the desktop and stored away. This pad from Staples has an elastic band to keep important items from being misplaced.
Create a seamless look with clutter-fighting Stack + Fit™ magazine files and file boxes. The products are designed to be arranged stacked or side-by-side, and the coordinating sizes allow for storage solutions that are easy to maintain and visually appealing. Organization tip: avoid rummaging through each by using bookplates to identify the contents.
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Available wall and floor space around a desk offer opportunities to remove clutter from a small tabletop. Stylish storage bins in Martha’s signature blue can be stacked under the desk for storage that’s never an eyesore. They’ve been thoughtfully designed with sturdy frames and won’t topple over when stored together. Each style has an external window for a removable label, making it easy to identify the contents.
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