Here are some tips to keep the workspace tidy in the home. I came up with these points after I had to do some reorganizing of my own.
*Arrange your piles of stuff by purpose(i.e. bills to pay, items to file, correspondence, project specific papers, person-specific papers).
*Place each pile in a file folder.
*Label each file.
*Place the files you are actively working on in front of you, or in the drawer you actively reach for.
*Place the remaining files in a storage area you will not be tempted to look but you will always know where to find it.
*Find a place on your desk to put your personal items.
*You should have one junk bin and/or folder away from the desk in a closet or whatever storage area you have in your home.
*You should have one area for supplies and if needed, one place for contact info and another place for memorabilia to keep (a picture, the clay thing your child made for you for your birthday, autograph of a famous person) to inspire you and keep you motivated to work at the desk.
*Don’t hesitate to include the random things you seem to always use at your desk. For me, I have nail creams and a nail file in my drawer.
Remember, every part of your office space should have a purpose. Your work has a purpose. Your work space should have a purpose too.