Organizing Your Home Office [PODCAST]

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“Outer order brings inner calm… I can totally sense that when I look around my workspace.”

—  Leah Jolly

 Whether you’re working in a dedicated home office, in a walk-in closet, in a corner of the living room, or down in the basement, how you organize your workspace can have an effect on not only your workflow, but also your mood.

“Organized” can mean a range of things. You could have everything in your office down to your pens organized by type, color, and function. You could have a perfectly organized filing system and a chaotic decorating scheme. Or you could have a gorgeously minimalist office aesthetic… and messy desk drawers.

What’s important is that the systems and setups you put in place work for you. When organizing your office, you should have one major goal in mind: making it easier for you to do your very best work in that space.

There is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to organizing your home office!

Depending on your space and budget, setting up your perfect home office may involve purchasing new organizational furniture or just thinking outside the box to optimize your current setup.

In this episode, we explain how we’ve set up our own home offices – everything from the furniture we use to the way we handle incoming documents.

We hope that you’ll find some inspiration to work on making your own home office space everything you need it to be!

Listen now to discover:‌ ‌

  • Why outer order can create inner calm – which is especially important when you’re running a business!

  • How to set up systems to help you with processes such as dealing with paper documents or scheduling

  • How to navigate setting up a work space in a smaller home – and the importance of keeping your gear organized

“Papers have to move a certain way through my space as they get dealt with.”

—  Annie Frisbie


00:42  Our approaches to organizing

02:16  Outer order and inner calm

05:26  Home office v. office space

06:07  Setting up systems & organizational setups

09:49  Calendars & scheduling

11:33  Dealing with small spaces

14:30  Managing your gear & minimalism

18:32  Deeper Dive – April 14

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About Us

Leah Jolly is a private practice IBCLC with Bay Area Breastfeeding in Houston, Texas. Annie Frisbie is a private practice IBCLC serving Queens and Brooklyn in New York City, and the creator of Paperless Lactation.

The Lactation Business Coaching podcast is produced by us and edited by Jillian Grover, who also writes our show notes. Our theme song is by Silas Wade.

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