Whether you are preparing to sell your home or you are looking for solutions to improve your current living conditions, it is essential that you consider the quality of your home office. As a busy, working parent it can be easy to let your office fall to the backburner because you are spending your time having fun with the family. As a result, your desk might be piled high with papers, and you could be dealing with clutter around the room.
A messy home office can negatively impact your productivity when you are working. Additionally, a cluttered office can set the wrong impression if you are showing the property to potential buyers. Before you take photos for your real estate listing, it is essential that you take action to clean up the mess and prepare your home to sell.
Here are a few tips to help you clean up your home office:
Visualize What You Want to Create
How would you like the home office to look when you are done with the decluttering? Cleaning up your office could involve more than just filing the excess paperwork and getting your Millennial out of your basement. Consider making it a fun project by adding new accessories to the room or updating the furniture.
Holding this picture in your mind can help you to find the motivation that is needed to get the job done right. You might print out an inspirational photo that you find on Pinterest or a home office website to use as inspiration.
Set a Schedule
How long have you had the intention to clean up your home office? A good intention isn’t going to matter if you aren’t willing to put in the work and set a deadline. Decide on a day that you want to finish the cleaning. Make sure that you set aside time in your busy schedule so that you can successfully meet your goal.
Get Rid of Tabletop Clutter
You can’t throw away everything in the room, but you can create an organized system for storage. Invest in high-quality storage containers that will hold these items. Choose decorated containers to add a pop of color and improve the visual décor of the room.
When it comes to visual clutter, the biggest offenders are often papers on the desk or files that are overstuffed. If you can, try to keep the paperwork behind closed doors to create a calming effect in the room. Don’t just stuff the papers away… make sure that you sort through the paperwork so that you can shred anything that is no longer needed.
Create a System
A one-time cleanup can quickly be unraveled if you go back to your old habits. So, make sure that you put a system in place to stay ahead of the paperwork each day. Then, decide on a regular time every week to handle the paperwork and stay ahead of the mess.
Here at DUFFY Realty, we can share other tips to help you prepare your home for the real estate market. If you are ready to sell, then we invite you to contact us to learn more: (678) 318-1700