How to Organize Your Home Office

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A well-organized home office can help you and your family be more productive. It all starts with allowing for plenty of surface workspace. Ideally for a corner desk, you need enough room for 2 people and their computers, with about 48 inches coming off each corner, and 30 inches of knee space.

Taylor has other good suggestions for your workspace. A wire management system helps control the clutter. Upper cabinets are useful and should be at least 12 3/4 inch deep to store large binders, and the like. Don’t skimp on slides for file drawers – they’re important. You don’t want heavy drawers falling out of the desk when you try to open them. Finally, make sure you have a durable finished surface for your work area and that the edges are not sharp.