These expert-approved space-saving tips will help you declutter your WFH space

This holiday season is different than any other due to the coronavirus pandemic. If you are working from home or wrangling kids and pets (or both), let licensed therapist and design expert Anita Yokota share her tricks for doing more with less space. Anita will show you how to spruce up your workspace in a way that brings you joy. Watch the video above to get tips on how to declutter both your space and your mind for a stress-free holiday season and a fresh start in 2021!

Video Transcript

ANITA YOKOTA: There's five of us in this space. But in different times of the day, all five of us utilize this area. These are wonderful ways to utilize a small space no matter where it is in your home.


All right. So we're going to start with the desktop area. One of the ways that's super helpful is having these collapsible file folders. We have drawers and things. But I want to keep everything mobile because a lot of times if Travis is here, Natalie is here, then I'm out of a spot. I grab it, I go, and it's organized.

Using vertical space is imperative for small space living. So I have two boards here. One you use pushpins and the other one is a dry eraser board. Natalie has wanted me to write a to-do list for Santa and Christmas. She has a letter that we need to send soon.

I also jump over here to do my design work. I have all my cords and everything in here organized. And again, ready to go so that it's mobile. I just zip it up if it's time for me to find another place to work, or I'm done with work.

It's also really important to keep your mind free and clear of clutter. So I like to have aromatherapy through candles. Having a succulent in a darker area is great because they don't require a lot of light. These are all fun ways to decorate your work from home space using the little space you have but maximizing the productivity levels through your visual cues such as plants, using your scent and your olfactory system to wake up your senses.

So there you have it. Wonderful tips on staying festive and organized in your work from home space. I also want to wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season.