Home office organization/desk organization

Before / After Case Study:

home office organization desk organization

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Challenge Phase One:

This client was overwhelmed by papers that had overtaken her home office. Paperwork was overflowing into the dining. living and bedroom. There was no method or strategy for paper flow within her home before I arrived.

Her industry is extremely paper intensive so I devised a strategy to traffic paper in and out of her office. She and her husband share a home office and papers were mixed up between both work areas with no real separation of workspaces.

Solution Phase One:

We implemented and built a new file system using Freedom Filer.

Challenge Phase Two:

Work flow was not defined and file system was not completed. Notes were loose and piling up from numerous meetings and phone discussions.

Solution Phase Two:

I redesigned the office space and recommended a new L shape desk set-up and five additional file drawers. I also recommended separate spiral note books for each regular meeting and another notebook for client phone calls. After the papers were contained into drawers and action files were put into place on the desktop, we had a clear space for productive work.!

What Our Clients Say:

“Your enthusiasm and energy made this project very enjoyable. You were
really good with creating systems and finding the space for all of my
clothes. I love my new closets.”

Ruth Rinek, La Jolla

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6 Responses to Home office organization/desk organization

  1. Janeen Sanchez says:

    Looks great! I’ve invesigated the freedom filer, but what are the action files exactly?

    Thank you,

  2. Kathi says:

    Action files are the most vital part of the Freedom Filer system. They basically comprise your papers that are in motion / action right now. For instance: Bills to Pay, current projects, waiting for response, calls to make, upcoming meetings etc.

    if you have one area where these papers live while in process, you can keep on top of your important tasks easily.

  3. thanks for great informations It’s a wonderful

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