How to Succeed When You're The Chief Home Officer

Being organized is a good thing.

Especially in your home office.

Your life may feel like organized chaos at times, but who says there's anything wrong with that?

Your home office is a different story.

Staying on top of what's happening in your home workspace helps you go about the rest of your daily life with a little more sense of control

Put an EXPO whiteboard and EXPO Dry Erase markers above your desk to keep your most important business matters in one place.

Never miss an upcoming bill, date or phone number again.

Capture ideas as they happen, prioritize your to-do list and re-prioritize it as you need to. Cross things off.

Keep a chart of to-do lists, short term goals and long-term dreams, like a vacation somewhere in the South Pacific, or that dream trip to Machu Picchu.

Get things off your mind and written down somewhere to help you sleep. You may feel tired enough to go to bed, but your subconscious is pacing around the room, making sure you don't forget anything.

Make lists above you instead of on your desk to keep paper from piling up.

Keep a whiteboard next to your bed, too. If you wake up with a brilliant idea, jot it down while it's fresh on your mind.