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Organise Your Home Office

Since the pandemic, home working has become the norm. Whether you work from home part or all of the time, one thing that has become standard in our homes is a home office or separate workplace such as a garden room.  

As a result, you might have more paperwork at home or a messy workspace that needs organisation. Here are some tips to help you transform your home from a disorganised office to an inspiring workplace.  


Consider how much space you need 

Although a desk and chair are necessary, we often must remember about storage space. You’ll need a place to securely store your laptop or computer, printer, books, paperwork, notebooks, and accessories – storage can help you to organise the space and remove clutter.  

Organise your storage  

It’s about more than just having storage. It’s about organising it too. Use drawer dividers to separate items so things stay clear. Create areas for everything you need making your work life more efficient. You can also use under-desk storage to make the most of your available space. Consider using the vertical wall space to get items out of the way – consider shelves and wall cupboards. Pinboards and whiteboards are a great way to pin important documents that you’re currently using and to plan your time with a diary. 


Organise your desk 

Consider what you need on your desk – have practical items that make your working day easier. Try only to have three on your desk to prevent clutter – a lamp, a picture, a plant or a desk tray.  



You can choose items that coordinate with your décor. Choose things you like, whether your chair, desk colour or finish, mouse matt, wrist rest, keyboard and mouse. Practical can be stylish too.  


Consider the light 

If you have a bright room, invest in good quality blinds and curtains to keep the sunlight out of your eyes and glare off the screen. It would help to change the layout according to the seasons, especially when working in a sunroom.  


Set your hours 

Try to use your home office during ‘office hours’ only and during times that are being paid. If you start using the room for other activities, such as gaming or corresponding, you may feel that there’s no escape from work. Keep the area like you would in a public office, so clean it up every day after work, take cups to the sink and turn everything off. That will help you to keep the area as your workspace rather than just another room in the home.  


Plan your time 

A monthly planner can help you organise your time a lot better – whether it’s a paper calendar or online, note all of your appointments and meetings and refer to it at the start of every day.  


Look at the room from a buyer’s perspective 

If you are selling your home, consider what would make the space appealing to buyers. What would impress and put them off working in a room like this? Keep it happy and calm, and you’ll soon find that productivity will improve! 


Homes with space for a home office   


‘Cruin’, Cuilts Road, Carbeth Estate, Blanefield, Stirlingshire 

Offers Over £975,000 

A superb, detached family home enjoying a tranquil situation amidst 1.5 acres of garden grounds, with open views to front onto Carbeth Loch. This substantial home was built in 2015 and provides bright, adaptable accommodation which extends to around 4000 sq ft. 


Cuilts Road, Carbeth Estate, Blanefield, Stirlingshire, G63 9AT – Clyde Property Ltd 


Delta Place, East Lothian 

Offers Over £650,000 


This beautiful five-bedroom semi-detached Victorian stone villa is located within an extremely popular village, Inveresk, in East Lothian. An excellent family home with an enclosed garden.  


Delta Place, Inveresk, East Lothian, EH21 7TP – Clyde Property Ltd 


Balmoral Place, King’s Park, Stirling 

Offers Over £645,000 


Presented to market in exceptional condition throughout is this most impressive, four bedroom, traditional, stone-built villa in a beautiful setting within the prestigious King’s Park Conservation Area. 


Balmoral Place, King’s Park, Stirling, Stirling, FK8 2RD – Clyde Property Ltd 


The Aber Mill, Gartocharn, West Dunbartonshire 

Offers Over £600,000 


This delightful home is formed around the original mill house which dates back to the early 15th century, which was then extended in 1806 by John Galbraith. After falling into disrepair, the Mill was converted into this unique home in 1992. 


The Aber Mill, Gartocharn, West Dunbartonshire, G83 8NQ – Clyde Property Ltd 


Clyde Property is a leading independent, multiple award-winning estate and letting agent with 30 years of experience in selling and letting property in Scotland. Just call your local Clyde Property branch today, for friendly, impartial advice on finding your next dream home. 

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