“Tidy space=Tidy mind,” we all are familiar with this phrase.
When the Covid-19 pandemic forced both schools and offices to shut down, many families scrambled for a “clutter-free” space. But the “emergency” remote learning and working kept many from setting up an organized area.
However, it is never too late.
Now that we are used to NEW NORMAL let’s create an organized learning space or workspace to keep everything in its place and make your home look tidy.
Below is a list of 9 best tips to organize your home for virtual learning and remote working.
1. Carve Out Space Based on Your Needs
To follow a work/learn at home routing, you need a consistent spot. Both kids and working individuals crave for a separate space where they can work from or study peacefully.
You ideally use your home office as a classroom for kids for virtual learning. Otherwise, consider arranging a separate desk for kids.
You may consider other options like using a folding table or creating a dedicated area with a privacy screen.
Whatever option you may go with, just make sure to achieve a sense of individual territory where tasks can be carried out without any interruption.
2. Make Sure Your Space is Comfortable
When creating a separate space for work or study, you want to make sure that it is comfortable and equipped with necessary items.
Your space should be ergonomic. Both table and chair should offer good posture. The height of the desk should allow your feet to rest flat on the floor. Also, make sure you have switches nearby to plug in your computer, laptop, and other devices.
3. Organize Your Files
For kids, their course material should be accessible whenever they need them. Also, make sure that any hard copies are well organized. For this, you may consider investing in a physical filing system.
For online material, store your files in files on your computer and assign them “descriptive names” for easy identification. Give your files easy to understand pathways so you get instant access to your frequently used documents.
4. Organize Wires and Cables
When working or learning remotely, there is a cluster of wires, cords, and devices around your desk. It makes your space look unpleasant and may drain your positive energy.
Thus, make sure to hide this clutter by using a cable organizer or investing in a surge protector. You can also hide cables under the desk.
5. Optimize Your Storage Space
Every desk has a lamp, staples, rubber bands, a knickknack, and other small accessories. Make sure they are organized to achieve a neat and clean desk.
Consider using baskets, nearby cabinets, and hooks to keep the clutter off your desk. A clean office and school space is ideal for being productive. If you need professional cleaning services, contact us today.
6. Hang a Shelf Over Your Desk
To achieve optimized storage space, you can also use the empty wall space to hang a shelf or two and store supplies on them.
It is also a creative way to display artwork and other decors that offers a pleasant environment.
7. Arrange supplies with Color Codes
Do you have a hard time remembering important tasks or locating accessories when you need them the most?
Colors can come in handy here. Color coding can enhance your memory recall and help you differentiate things. So, use different colors to arrange accessories by crafting them in clear jars and matching bins.
8. Relocate Personal Items
You adore your awards but do they really need to be in the middle of your desk?
It is a nice idea to take everything that has nothing to do with your work- such as photos, awards, plants, magazines, photos, off your desk. You can alternatively store them on shelves. You can put plants on the windowsill or hang them on the wall using hooks.
9. Establish a Routine
Along with an organized desk, you must create a routine to stay on top of what you are doing. Make a schedule for each course or each project. Include blocks of time for each task.
You can use online calendars or planning apps to keep your tasks organized and set alerts for them. Alternatively, you can hang a DIY calendar on your wall that highlights your daily or weekly schedule.
So, these are just a few of many tips you can try to keep your home office or learning space tidy and organized. Be creative and experiment with different strategies until you achieve an organized and peaceful space.
This is a new era for everyone but we will adapt and make it work!