The most important thing is that whatever you do, it works for how YOU use your office. Think about the tasks you do, and what you need handy in order to do that. Then, think about what things you rarely use. Those things should be put away so they're not in the way of what you need to do. The less often you need to access something, the more "away" it can be. Likewise, the more often you use something, the handier it needs to be. Just as it would be inconvenient to put your computer mouse in a filing cabinet, it's inconvenient to have last year's tax return sitting where your mouse should be.
When you start rearranging, first dispose of anything you really don't need (dried out pens, CD labels you'll never use) and use the furniture, organizers, etc. that you have before buying a bunch of organizing stuff.
at 6:29 PM on Mar. 16, 2011