Clear the Clutter
Is your home office a big mess? You're not alone. Here's how to get it under control.
For many of us, the home office is the equivalent of the junk drawer — that spot where we quickly stash everything we want to put out of sight fast: piles of mail, magazines, even school notices and other kid-related stuff. But your desk area can and should be a more serene space, says Meryl Starr, a personal organizer in New York City and author of The Home Organizing Workbook: Clearing Your Clutter, Step by Step. Here, her easy ways to combat this mess magnet.