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Whether you’re using your home office to work from home or for personal business, getting it clean and organized can make your time there more productive and pleasant. To help you get your home office under control, we’ve created a plan of action. Read below to find out how More Space Place Sarasota/Bradenton can help you get organized and maximize your space. 

Assess the space

Before you can get started with decluttering and sorting what you have it’s important to divide up the space. If you organize the space in small chunks, you’re less likely to get overwhelmed and burnt out. You can divide your space in a multitude of ways. One way is to divide your space into walls. Depending on how much stuff you have, every day, tackle one side/wall of the office until the space is complete. You can also divide your space by storage items. For example day 1 for the desk, day 2 for the cabinetry, etc. No matter what way you decide, always start organizing with a plan in mind. 

Take out the bulk:

Unlike organizing a closet, decluttering a home office may be easier since the bulk of items will probably be old paperwork you either need to file or throw away. But if you create piles for your items and they start to grow bigger, you can overwhelm the space and feel claustrophobic as a result. This can lead to your decluttering taking up much more time (and space!) than it needs to! 

In order to counteract this, we recommend labeling your piles and keeping each pile in a cardboard box or bin. By keeping them in individual spaces you’re less likely to spread out your items and cause more clutter. Then once you have a good amount of items in your boxes/bins, physically remove the bins from the room so you have space to move again. 

Use organization tools

After you have decided what you want to keep, donate, and throw away/shred, it’s time to organize! In order to prevent this clutter from building up again, it’s smart to invest in a few organization tools that will best benefit your space. For example, if you are someone who uses a lot of writing utensils in your office, consider installing wall-mounted cups in front of your desk. If you like having piles and need to keep paperwork handy, you can opt for labeled open-top baskets, or file folders/drawers if you want to stay extra organized! 

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Explore custom storage solutions

If you’re struggling with your current office setup, you might want to explore a custom home office build. Our high-quality home office systems include computer desks with shelves, drawers, filing cabinets, and more, so you can transform any room into a professional and productive workspace. Whether you want home office furniture with a traditional or a contemporary look, More Space Place offers a wide range of styles, colors, and finishes to complement your home.

Contact us to get started today! 

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Essential Home Office Furniture

If you are planning on working from home for the foreseeable future, then you might be thinking about putting in a home office. This is a great way to help yourself be productive even as you try to work from home. At the same time, you need to think carefully about what you put in your home office. For example, you might be wondering if you need a filing cabinet. Is this really something that you need in the modern era? Take a look at a few important considerations below from More Space Place Sarasota.

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How Much Space Do You Have?

First, you need to think about how much space you have. A filing cabinet can take up a significant amount of space in your home office, so you need to think about where you might put this. You might be better off putting your filing cabinet in a closet where it will be out of the way. There is a good chance you will not be going into your filing cabinet regularly, so the closet might not be a bad place for it. 

Do You Have Paper Documents?

Of course, you also need to think about how many paper documents you have. For example, you might receive your tax returns in the form of a book. If that is the case, you need a convenient way to keep track of them. A filing cabinet might be a good option for you. You might also have other confidential documents you need to protect. In that situation, you may want to get a filing cabinet that comes with a lock and key. 

What About Other Storage Options?

Finally, you should also think about the other storage options you have available. For example, you might be looking for a way to digitize most of your documents. That way, you no longer need a filing cabinet. Or, you may be looking for file separators you can put in your desk drawer. If you want to set up your home office for success, you should work with our experienced team. 

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Work with the Professionals from More Space Place Sarasota

Ultimately, these are just a few of the most important things you need to keep in mind if you are thinking about getting a filing cabinet for your home office. If you want to get the most out of your home office, then stop by your local More Space Place showroom to examine our custom furniture for yourself. Our Staff is here to provide you with a FREE no-obligation design consultation, quotation and 3-D design drawing of your project. Contact us today!

Are you looking for a way to create more storage space in your home office? If so, you may be thinking about taking advantage of a closet. In general, people place their home office in two separate areas. You may have a formal office on the first floor that you use. If not, you may be thinking about using a bedroom as your home office. One of the benefits of using a bedroom as your home office is that you will have access to a closet. At the same time, do you need a closet in your home office? Here are a few thoughts from More Space Place Sarasota.

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You Can Reduce the Clutter in Your Office

Of course, one of the biggest benefits of having a home office is that you can reduce the clutter. Instead of having a myriad of items on top of your desk and underneath it, you can simply place this stuff in your closet. That way, you will have an easier time finding what you need. You can even store equipment in your home office closet when you don’t require it. 

You Can Create a More Professional Appearance

Furthermore, you might be able to create a more professional appearance in your home office if you have a closet. Even though you might be able to store items in the corners of your home office, you need to present a clean, streamlined, organized appearance, particularly if you have clients and business partners coming to your home office. If you want to create a more professional appearance, you might want to take advantage of a closet in your home office.

You Might Lose a Bedroom

Of course, there are disadvantages to having a closet in your home office as well. For example, you might be sacrificing a bedroom if you have a closet in your home office. Generally, the only rooms in your home that have a closet are your bedrooms. Therefore, you might have to sacrifice a guest room in exchange for having a home office with a closet. Or, you might have to move your home office when guests come to visit. There are other ways you can create more storage space in your home office as well. 

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Consider Creating More Storage Space in Your Home Office with More Space Place Sarasota

Ultimately, everyone is in a slightly different situation. There could be some people who require a home office with a closet in it. Then, there could be other people who do not necessarily need a closet in their home office. If you are looking for a way to create more storage in your home office, we can help you. 

Are you ready to get started on designing your perfect custom home office? Give More Space Place a call today. Our three locations in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte are here to serve you and your home storage needs.

If you will be working from home for this foreseeable future, you need to make sure your home office is a conducive working environment. The longer you work in your home office, the more stuff you are going to accumulate. Therefore, you have to make sure you have plenty of storage in your home office. What can you do to improve your storage situation? Take a look at these tips from More Space Place Sarasota, and make your home office into a productive working environment. 

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Store Your Items Digitally When You Can

The first thing you need to do is go digital. How many papers do you currently have sitting on top of your desk? Now, take a look at how many papers you have stuffed into your drawers. It is impossible to keep your home office organized if you do not have enough space for your papers. Even though the file cabinet is a necessity, you should also store your items digitally when you can. This will make it easier for you to organize the rest of your office.

Invest in Organizers for Your Drawers 

Next, you should invest in a set of organizers for your drawers. Do you have a junk drawer in your home office desk? If so, you need to address this situation. One of the ways to do that is to increase the organization of your drawers. Make sure everything has a place. There are plenty of organizers you can use that can help you keep all of your items straight. 

Add More Floating Shelves in Your Home Office

Finally, you should add more floating shelves in your home office. You need to take advantage of all available space in your home office. This includes the space on the wall. Think about installing a few floating shelves above your desk. That way, you do not have as many items sitting on top of your working area. Furthermore, you will also have an easier time keeping your item organized. Because there are many shelves available, you need to pick the right ones for your home office. Our team can help you do exactly that. 

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Get the Most out of Your Home Office with More Space Place Sarasota

These are just a few of the many tips you should follow if you want to increase the amount of storage space in your home office. If you are looking for a way to maximize the space in your home office, we can help you. We are More Space Place Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte, and it will be our pleasure to help you increase the organization of your home office. Contact us today to learn more about our options!

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Struggling with a home office in disarray? We can help! At More Space Place, we work with homeowners across Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte to create custom storage solutions for all aspects of life at home. This includes custom home offices! Keep reading to discover tips and tricks for keeping your home office organized.

Create a Printing Station

Printers and paper can take up a lot of space, so it’s a great idea to have a dedicated printing area. This can be elevated, inside a drawer, or set up at a table away from your main workspace. Otherwise, your primary desk space can become easily overwhelmed.

Utilize Filing Cabinets

Have a lot of papers you need to keep track of? Binders stuffed to the brim? Upgrade to a filing cabinet! This will allow you to keep better track of all your various documents. Filing cabinets also keep papers more secure, as many versions can be locked, and better protected from tears and wrinkles.

Sort By Category

Sorting the contents of your office by category is a great and easy way to get organized. Everything from papers to pens and paper clips can be categorized for better organization. This also allows you to figure out exactly what type of storage you need, whether that’s in-drawer inserts, cabinets, extra drawers, or more desk space.

Upgrade to a Custom Home Office

It’s hard to stay organized in a space that doesn’t meet your needs. If you struggle with adequate storage space or a cramped desk, we can help! Let us help you achieve a custom home office that fosters creativity and productivity. With custom desks, storage systems, filing cabinets, and more, we’ll craft a home office perfect for your needs. We can even turn a guest bedroom into a multi-functional space with one of our Murphy bed desk hybrids like the one below.

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Call or book online to schedule your free design estimate!

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Getting your kids to sit down and focus can feel next to impossible. But just as adults rely on an organized office space for productive work, so do the busy minds of children! With a custom study space, you can help your student feel organized, focused, and inspired when it’s time to open those books. Our design experts at More Space Place Sarasota are here to share our top tips and tricks for customizing the perfect study space below.  

Clutter-Free Storage

study space SarasotaYour young scholar might love collecting colorful school supplies, but all of those rogue pencils and papers might simply drive you crazy. Plus, your kids are likely to involve you in the search when they can’t find something! Creating dedicated school supply storage is the perfect solution. With elements like open shelving, pull out drawers, and filing cabinets, everything will have a place. Not only will this save both of you the hassle of digging through cluttered craft drawers, but it will give your kid an extra dose of inspiration. All of their materials are right in front of them and at their fingertips for their next creative masterpiece.

Distraction-Free Zone

It’s pretty obvious that studying in front of the tv with cartoons on isn’t the most productive way to study. The lack of distraction in a dedicated study space makes it all the more valuable. You can craft a big open desk, hide any distracting chords, and even make space for a computer when needed. Your child will know it is time to focus on studies when they sit down here. With less distractions, they will learn more efficiently and probably finish their work quicker, making more time for the other fun things they have on their mind!

Inspiration Driven Space

For every student, young and old, there comes a time when they simply do not want to do their homework. We understand. That’s why it’s important to consider the unique personality and learning habits of your child. Do they learn better with bright lights? Dimmer lights? Do they like to surround themselves with bright colors or relaxing ones? Our custom home offices can be crafted exactly to your student’s personality so that the space truly feels like their own. For this reason, we love the idea of including your student in on the design process of their custom study space!

Multipurpose Study Space

murphy bed study space SarasotaWhile you might love the idea of giving your young student their personal study space at home, it can be hard to find the room to do so. Fortunately, we have the perfect solution! Transform your child’s room into a spacious place to study with a custom Murphy bed. With a custom-made wall bed, your child can have a built-in desk, plenty of storage, and a folding bed. Our Murphy beds are easy to use, ensuring that your child can set their bed up by themselves. They’re also ultra-comfortable, with a built-in high-quality mattress.

Are you ready to craft an organized, focused, and inspirational study space for the kids in your home? Our design experts at More Space Place Sarasota are here to help! Contact us today for a free, in-home consultation!

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