January's all about the fresh start.
And there's no space more deserving of a freshen-up than your home office. But updating is so much more than adding a new look; it's all about making your work space,work foryou.
From miles of mail, to old books and magazines from...what year?, and everything in between, rethinking how your home office or work area functions, can make all the difference.
And here to help is storage maven, Chris Plantan, of Russell+Hazel.
In this fab Tip Clip from Traditional Home online, Chris takes you on a video tour of her retail space/design studio to show how she keeps her fast-paced work environment fun, stylish and oh so organized.
And how her on-the-go solutions for neat and tidy, can transform how you work at home.
Here's how she does it!
*Make it mobile
Plantain suggests using flexible, portable pieces that can be moved from room to room. Top choices? All sizes of Acrylic trays, quirky Stainless steel trays and standing Metal files to keep papers in place. Or go for the unexpected-- colorful jewelry boxes, perfect for keeping things close at hand.
Also try carts and trolleys with wheels to ensure what you need is at your side. And in one place. Transforms any room with a desk or table into a work space.
*Color me organized
"When you're working, you don't want to waste a lot of time looking for the things you need," says Chris, "So keep those things close...but keep it interesting!"
Color coding's a simple, easy fix that makes you more productive and spices up your everyday space. And best of all, no more fumbling through like colored folders and files for what you need. What's not to like about that?
No matter which of these simple work space revamps you choose, you're one step closer to a more beautiful, functional home office. Happy reorganizing!