Organize Your Home Office or Classroom

Are you working form home at a desk that was never set up to be your primary workspace? Trying to get homework done but finding yourself distracted by everything around you? A few organizational techniques can make a big difference in your home environment.

Step 1: Grab a trash bag and spend up to 5 minutes just throwing away trash in your workspace. Don't move around the rest of your home- just see how much you can clean out of that area.

Step 2: Sit at your workspace and without getting up, sort out things that belong in other rooms or areas. Don't get up! Just make piles of things that need to be moved. When you have gone through everything in the space, then get up and take items to the rooms where they belong.

These two steps should help you narrow down your working area to just what you need to use there, and it should be easier to start organizing! For more tips, check out these great ebooks:

Get Organized the Clear & Simple Way

 Restore freedom, order, and clarity to your home, your office, and your life. Follow the unique Clear & Simple solution and find that organizing can be fun and easy.

The Complete Book of Home Organization

 From storage solutions and cleaning tips to secret space-saving methods and expert strategies, The Complete Book of Home Organization is packed with the tips and shortcuts you need to effectively organize your home.

Martha Stewart's Organizing

The ultimate guide to getting your life in order—with hundreds of practical and empowering ideas, projects, and tips—from America's most trusted lifestyle authority.

Simple Organizing Wisdom

The ultimate guide to decluttering! Good Housekeeping helps you organize your home, simplify any task, and tidy up fast.

The Bullet Journal Method

The Bullet Journal Method is about much more than organizing your notes and to-do lists. It's about what Carroll calls "intentional living": weeding out distractions and focusing your time and energy in pursuit of what's truly meaningful, in both your work and your personal life. It's about spending more time with what you care about, by working on fewer things.