(StatePoint) Brightening up your home office can bring a sense of fresh energy to your workspace, but making changes can seem overwhelming if you’re not sure where to begin. Family organizing expert Jessica Litman, also known as “The Organized Mama,” shares her pro tips to creatively update your home office without stress.
Unique Storage Options, Large plastic tubs can offer practical storage solutions, but for a more stylish look, change things up with woven baskets or colored boxes instead. “Regular tubs can be a quick way to organize,” Litman offers. “But if you’re looking to create a chic appearance, try storing your files in a wire-framed basket for texture, or collapsible storage cube for a cool burst of color.”
Label the baskets to keep things organized. Make bright, removable labels with multipurpose Duck Masking Color Masking Tape, so finding office supplies is a breeze.
Power of Plants. Add nature-inspired hues to your office with a houseplant, either fake or real. Faux plants require no maintenance at all (which removes a task from the to-do list) and can brighten a workspace to bring some color to a room. Real plants provide the added benefit of clarifying the air and can be tailored to the environment of your office, whether you have a sunny window or a more shaded space.
Litman adds, “Plants have been proven to reduce stress, especially during those winter months! Adding a fresh, easy-to-care-for plant is a great way to help boost morale on long work-from-home days.”
Case Closed. Create a tablet or laptop case that’s completely customized to you. “So many people like to personalize phone cases or bags,” Litman offers. “But creating laptop or tablet cases with colorful, printed Duck Tape can add personality and vibrance to office equipment.”
Duck Tape brand prints are fun, trendy and available in a huge variety of colors and patterns to craft almost anything you can imagine.
Shifting Schedules. Schedules are a part of everyone’s life, but that doesn’t mean getting your calendar organized has to be a chore. Use acrylic or dry erase boards, poster boards or cork as a blank slate to customize into a weekly or monthly chart. Adding items with colored markers or tape can be a way to stay ahead of due dates and meetings, as well as highlight important assignments or contacts.
Pens & Pencils Down. Who says students get to have all the fun? Jazz up your desk décor with some pencil cups, a stapler or sticky note holder to keep office supplies organized and fabulous. There are no rules when it comes to how artistic you can get – make your home office as unique as you.