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Get Organized in 2012: 16 Ways to Organize Your Home Office!

If you’re working from home, even part of the time, you know that it’s hard to keep everything organized. And many of us don’t have space dedicated in our homes for an office. Don’t despair. Here are some great ideas to help you carve out a working area (even if it seems like you don’t have any). Plus, brilliant ideas for keeping that working space organized!

Get inspired … after the break.

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  • Add Some Colored Organization Bins 1 of 16
    Add Some Colored Organization Bins
    Some people paint walls. Some add bright rugs. But a great way to brighten up a monochrome color palette is with some bright bins ... check out how.
    Learn more at Better Homes and Gardens
  • Hold Office Supplies in Spice Racks 2 of 16
    Hold Office Supplies in Spice Racks
    I love the idea of using organization tools in unexpected ways ... like using spice racks to store your office doodads!
    Learn more at Redbook
  • Corral Office Supplies with a Peg Board 3 of 16
    Corral Office Supplies with a Peg Board
    Here's another great example of using an organization tool from a different room - in this case, the garage or work room -- in the office.
    Learn more at Better Homes and Gardens
  • Turn Part of Your Living Room into an Office 4 of 16
    Turn Part of Your Living Room into an Office
    Turn one end of your living room into a home office by making a space that fits the style and blends seamlessly into your decor!
    Learn more at Better Homes and Gardens
  • Install Crates on the Walls 5 of 16
    Install Crates on the Walls
    You don't have to install regular, boring horizonal shelves ... try these cool crates instead.
    Learn more at Photo Exit
  • Cover Magnetic Boards with Pretty Fabrics 6 of 16
    Cover Magnetic Boards with Pretty Fabrics
    Use a magnet board to organize bits and pieces in your office -- and cover it with a cool fabric. It's easy to swap fabrics around, too! (Just don't store your electronics on the magnet board.)
    Learn more at Martha Stewart
  • Turn a Nook into an Office 7 of 16
    Turn a Nook into an Office
    Turn a little nook into an office. If you don't have much space, go up to the ceiling with storage.
    Learn more at Real Simple
  • Make a Rustic Cork Board with Old shutters 8 of 16
    Make a Rustic Cork Board with Old shutters
    Pin your inspirations, parking tickets, reminders and mementos on a cute corkboard -- framed with vintage shutters.
    Learn more at Country Home
  • Carve Out Some Office Space 9 of 16
    Carve Out Some Office Space
    Short on space? Try this idea for an awesome, space-efficient workspace.
    Learn more at Houzz
  • Make a Built-In Bench for Your Office Space 10 of 16
    Make a Built-In Bench for Your Office Space
    Look at this great idea for a cozy office nook, complete with desk and bench.
    Learn more at Whimages
  • Hide Home Office Wiring Behind Beadboard 11 of 16
    Hide Home Office Wiring Behind Beadboard
    Get rid of the messy wires that every office space develops by hiding them behind beadboard. (I did the same thing when I redid my entertainment unit.)
    Learn more at This Old House
  • Make A Mobile Home Office 12 of 16
    Make A Mobile Home Office
    If you don't have room for a designated home office, make a mobile one out of a little side table.
    Learn more at Better Homes and Gardens
  • Separate Your Home Office with Curtains 13 of 16
    Separate Your Home Office with Curtains
    Short on space, and need a little nudge separating work life and home life? Try this great curtain idea.
    Learn more at Salvage Savvy
  • TV Cart Home Office 14 of 16
    TV Cart Home Office
    Make a mobile office out of an old TV cart. You can find them at thrift stores or tag sales.
    Learn more at Better Homes and Gardens
  • Recycle Tin Cans to Hold Office Supplies 15 of 16
    Recycle Tin Cans to Hold Office Supplies
    Reduce, reuse and recycle ... store office supplies in tin (aluminum) cans.
    Learn more at HGTV
  • Turn a Closet into an Office 16 of 16
    Turn a Closet into an Office
    Need an office? Got a free closet? Make it happen with these great ideas.
    Learn more at Better Homes and Gardens

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