Mom Needs a Home Office

Mom Needs a Home Office

I’ll turn anything into a home office, because I don’t know anyone these days who doesn’t need one. And especially when mom has 4 kids and 4 businesses, mom needs a home office!

Mom needs a home office

Does this look familiar? The dining table is command central, which makes family meals more difficult than they should be. mom needs a home office

Lucky for us, she already has the space for a home office! This office armoire isn’t being used by anyone in the household, so we’re laying claim to it today! I would have taken a picture of all the unused clutter inside, but we had to organize the entire room before we could even reach the cabinet.

Mom's new home office is hiding in the clutter

Organize a Home Office for Mom

In just a few hours, we have all the clutter sorted, moved out, and grouped into projects. More importantly, we have all of mom’s businesses, books, and a tickler file moved into her new home office. Existing files that were previously in a plastic bin are now in the file drawer on the lower right. The stack of papers that need to be sorted (not shown) is less than a foot tall.

Mom's home office

All it took was an afternoon, and permission for mom to create her own space. She’ll plan on working on her laptop from the sofa that’s next to this cabinet, or maybe she’ll still hang out at the kitchen table, but this is now mom central, and all of her business supplies and files can land here, instead of getting in the way of dinner.

Does this inspire you to think differently about your space? Can you create a home office out of a nook or a home office in a closet in your home?

(Sorry about the slightly blurry pictures. We work hard when we are getting this much done, and I’m just going to say we were working so fast that I didn’t stand still long enough to let the camera focus.)

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