Quick How to Create a Home Office

Home Offices are here to Stay. Puzzled as where to begin? We’ve come up with a quick list of essentials to create an organized, workable home office. This is geared to affordable budgets. We will start at the beginning and take you every step of the way with our Quick How to Create a Home Office.

While you may think Creating a workable space means only setting it up so you can find what you need without even thinking about it. It is not just pretty furniture and other items it begins with Tools you need to be productive.


Creating a workable space means setting it up so you can find what you need without even thinking about it.
Small items like pencil holders, clip holders and paper trays may feel like charming extras, but they’re actually essentials to keeping you productive. 

Tip: Bring in Some Green…potted plants it doesn’t have to be big, try a Succulent. These do not require a lot of attention.  It is said a natural elements  helps with our stress and even our moods. 

The City Cottage is updating and refreshing the Home Office. Above are some of the items I have chosen now and in the past.   I recommend these items based on affordability, durability and usefulness.   

Sneak Peak 😲

Retention Filing

This is in the area whether you are working from home or just running a household, keeping copies and records are an important and key aspect for a Home and Office.

Smart and effective solutions don’t just help your organization—they also help you keep a clutter-free desk that will help with your productivity. Not sure where to store it all? 

Let’s start by creating a filing system now: 

Try file folders in various colors and keep important papers in binders for easy reference.  I am drawn to pink so you guessed it, the NEW office will have its share.

If you don’t have a designated Office find a portable place to put any file folders, notebooks, and papers. 

I have used in the past and currently several different things for filing.

My favorite is a portable leather file carrier. It holds about 25 files. It’s stylish and yet efficient. 

Another favorite is an affordable and simple filing system is plastic file bins that are very inexpensive but efficient.

Also, Closet organizers, photo boxes, and even shoe boxes can work in a pinch.

These solutions will help you to successfully achieve the best outcome. I believe STORAGE is the KEY Element in being Organized and keeping your Office Area tidy.

Why is Storage Important 

Smart and effective solutions don’t just help your organization—they also help you keep a clutter-free desk that will help with your productivity.

Supplies Are Needed

Pens, Pencils, Notebooks- Sure, it seems obvious—but you never seem to realize you don’t have a pen until you need a pen. Stock your organizers with pens and pencils, and get a few fresh notebooks to write down the details of your day—taking notes will help keep your mind organized (and less stressed).

Nice Extra’s

Corkboards + Magnetic Boards + Peg Board

Keeping Important Telephone Numbers handy.

Wall Calendar and Schedules readily visible helps lower the stress of “Missing” something. I am infamous for this issue.

It is good practice for quick reference information at hand. 


If you already use this system, what do you put on your corkboard magnetic board etc. we love “NEW” Ideas…

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Get your “FREE” Quick Office Supplies Checklist. Get Started TODAY Getting that New Home Office all Set Up. 

In Conclusion

Staying Healthy is IMPORTANT 

  1. Set boundaries on your workday. Set a “start” and “end” time, and do your best to stick to it, shutting down your computer.
  2. Take breaks. Even just a small, five-minute break to connect with those around you can help you to feel less overwhelmed.
  3. If you have small children, consider activities that they can do at or near your desk to help them feel connected to you, such as coloring, puzzles or even reading a book.
  4. Go easy on yourself. Sometimes this WFH is a new situation that you may not be prepared for. It is all trial and error. 

What’s Next

This is the 1st Guide of the Upcoming Series:

Easy Setting Up Home Office Guides

Please follow along for Affordable and Easy to Maintain NEW Home Office Tips. 

I hope this post has both inspired and encouraged you today. “YOU GOT THIS!”

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