How to Organize Your Home Office to Increase Productivity

Did you know that organizing your office can make you more productive? Not only does a good organization system make it easier to find important documents so you aren’t scrambling to find the things you need when you need them, it also helps keep you focused by reducing clutter. The more cluttered your environment, the more likely you to are to get distracted because there are so many other things for your mind to focus on.

Working Under Stress

Work can be stressful enough on its own. The last thing you need is unnecessary clutter making you feel more stressed, but studies show that’s exactly the effect a cluttered environment has, leading our bodies to produce more cortisol, also known as “the stress hormone.” Higher levels of cortisol are associated with an increase in anxiety and irritability, as well as higher blood pressure. So, not only can an organized home office make you more productive, it can also make you healthier!

With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the ways you can organize your home office so you can be healthier, happier, and more productive.

How to Organize Your Home Office

We all have our own systems processes, so organizing your home office requires understanding your unique working style and the organization system that can best support you while you work. Maybe that means plenty of drawers and cabinets to keep things out of sight until they’re needed, or desktop dividers so you can keep pens and papers within easy reach while keeping them organized. Maybe you need some of both to safely store past projects while keeping ongoing projects easily accessible. At Garage Décor and More, we can supply all your organizational needs … including the ones you haven’t thought of yet.

Go Vertical

When looking for storage space, especially the kind that’s easily accessible, there’s an often-overlooked resource: your walls. Need to keep your to-do list visible without giving it its own home on your desk? Why not get a whiteboard you can hang on your wall so you can easily see everything that needs to get done, and it’s within easy reach for when you need to add a new task or wipe off a completed task. If you’re a fan of using post-it notes, you can easily stick them on your whiteboard to add notes and reminders as needed.

Another great way to vertically store paperwork you need readily accessible is a corkboard. Any documents you don’t want to lose sight of, but you also don’t want cluttering up your desk you can just pin up on your corkboard, and it’s readily available whenever you need to take it down.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

If you want to go vertical, but seeing all that paperwork stresses you out, you can have it both ways by installing cabinets above your desk, as well as cabinets below your desk. At Garage Décor and More, we can build cabinets and shelves customized for your home office so you can get the most out of every inch.

We can also build you a custom built-in desk that looks like it came with your house! It’s another great way to make the most of your space while making sure your space works for your unique needs.

Consult a Professional

At Garage Décor and More, we have years of experience helping our clients give new life to cluttered spaces by coming up with creative ways to get the most out of the space without throwing out their valuables. By the time we get through helping our clients create a unique organizational system, they feel like they just got upgraded to a much larger space. Learn more by calling us at (618) 407-1750 or check out our gallery of information online at