closet os logo
Call Toll Free: 866-521-4267
Live Life Above the Clutter
Serving Chicago IL, Northern & Central Illinois, Northwestern Indiana


>> Blog Home


Home Organzing System closet lighting makeup vanities 2014 home decorating ideas boutique size walk in closet shoe closet design tips multi-function furniture cover up computer and lighting wires loset organization Closets: multi-functional mudroom design bedroom wall unit mirror placement in design Chicago closet organizers dressing room brass hardware built in usb cable stations contemporary closets walnut and burl inlay custom wall units master bedroom closet incandescent and compact fluorescent closet lighting,remote controlled closet lightin gloss cabinet drawers Chicago closets craft storage room custom storage solutions master closet design pull out mirror closet remodeling tricks to make small spaces feel bigger mahogany melamine look mudroom customer service vintage garage design furniture for small spaces designing around obstacles bright color home decorating organized media center multi-use office multifaceted office space media storage solutions Closet Design Tips pantry organization Closets Magazine "Finding America's Best Rated Closets Companies" reach-in closets vanities closet organization tips maximize closet storage pre-built cabinets utilize pantry space gift bag storage spaces vertical and horizontal storage space comtemporary closet design task lighting build in storage grouping together food storage items creative custom closet design ribbon storage ideas office wall unit closet os video Home and Garage Organization hiding fuse box in closet gift wrapped storage station ways to eliminate clutter in kitchen cabinets Home Organizing Tips challenging home organization solutions led shoe closet closet master closet office organization hiding wires with design organize shared closet space home office design master organizer remote controlled lighting antique decorating trends home office organization attic storage ideas award winning garage closet design garage cabinets angies list super service awards multifaceted office design spring closet cleaning create illusion of more space with mirrors eliminate electronic cable clutter reduce clutter in home custom closets beautiful custom storage solutions custom garage design solutions reorganize clutter interior design trends closet organization designing with mirrors garage design pantry de-clutter cedar backed closet gift wrapping counter top closet organizing systems video organizing tips organized closet 2014 closet color trends kids' closets multi-use office entryway cordless lighting fixtures full length vertical drape small windows ultimate garage attic closet solutions ambient lighting garage organization closet os awards elegant prints fro home multi-functional office and storage Closet Os Overview pullout media cabinets create zones with design pantry storage options Top Shelf Industry Design Awards melamine textures closet mirrors reduce clutter create a wood texture look with melamine angie's list award pantry organization tips closet organization systems awards family activity area reach in closets garage shelving Old World Charm Closet shared closet organization custom cabinets patterned glass and mirrored doors man cave updates


Blog Calendar


Sign Up!
Closet OS Newsletter


Closet Organizing Systems Blog

Home Office Harmony

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
With each 9-5 workday that goes by – more people join the ranks of those who work at home.
And even if you have a dedicated space to do your work – and a door to close behind you when you do not want to be disturbed – keeping it all organized can be challenge.

So we asked a professional organizer who specializes in this area.

Elaine Quinn of Space Craft Organizing in Chicago says, “When you’re working from home, make things easy on yourself. Don’t waste time and energy searching for what you need in a cluttered and disorganized work space. A few small steps can make a big difference in how well your home office works for you.”

Try a couple of the following tips to make things run smoother –

1. Assign a logical and convenient place to keep every item.
Decide the most logical and convenient place to keep each item and always put it there. Keep like things together and store items closest to the place you will use them. If you use some types of items in more than one place, have duplicates.

2. Put each item away as soon as you are finished using it.
Avoid the habit of putting something here “for now.” All too often, it stays there “for ever.” Eventually you’ll have an unruly stack of stuff to sort through. It’s your choice: a moment now, or hours later.

3. Regularly dispose of items you don’t use.
Clear out things you no longer use so that it’s easier to find what you have. Give them to someone else, donate to a charity, re-purpose, recycle, or just admit they’re junk and throw them away.

4. Only buy items that you need, like, and have space for.
It’s a waste of time, money and space to buy something you won’t use, don’t enjoy, can’t see or is too much trouble to get to.

Elaine advises, “Like any new habit, staying organized may not come naturally at first, but it will save you time (and money!) in the long run.” Learn more by signing up for her newsletter at

And if you need support in building the structure of your home office space – give us a call and we’ll set you up with a member of our design team to help you figure things out.

Home Office - Before  Home Office - After
                       Before                                                         After

Home Office - Before  Home Office - AFTER
                      Before                                                         After

Post has no comments.


Serving Chicago, IL - Northern & Central Illinois - Northwestern Indiana
Main Office-Showroom | 8N450 Tameling Court, Unit C, Bartlett, IL 60103

Call Us Today! 866-521-4267
© 2014 Closet Organizing Systems