This client was growing out of her home office, aka her dining room table. This is all too common for small business owners who do not have a spare room for a home office. In addition to losing a space for family dinners, she was losing bills in the clutter and paying them late. She used inappropriately sized boxes for filing and spent countless hours trying to find something in a filing system that was “hopeless” as she put it.
Solution: We placed a $50.00 resale shop filing cabinet in the closet of her guest bedroom. The lock on the cabinet still worked so she had total privacy when guests visited. The outdated color of the filing cabinet and the nicks and dents don’t matter, because it’s tucked away in a closet.
We helped her set up a filing system in the bottom three drawers with plenty of room for future growth. The top drawer houses her laptop and a basket for incoming mail and action items that can easily be transported to the dining room table and back. There is still plenty of room for guest clothes, sheets and towels in the closet. Her dining room is now serving its intended purpose.