The advice here is: "Put in as much home office storage space as you can"
You can make your home office as sophisticated or as simple as you like. Whether your storage space is home-made or the best that money can buy, however much you have you will always fill it!
It doesn't matter if you're using a whole room, or just part of one - put in as much home office storage space as you can. There, we've said it again. Got the message?
Even if what you call your home office is a corner of your kitchen, you'll always want to store invoices, notes, writing implements and other odds and ends. If space is very limited, it's worth while getting a simple A-Z 'fan' folder. It only takes a week or two for papers to pile up, and having even a simple storage solution to hand will allow you to be organized.
One of the most useful storage solutions in any office is some form of filing system. This will prevent you from becoming overwhelmed by a deluge of papers, stationery or unanswered mail. A simple and effective filing system will save you many hours of searching mountains of paper.
One or more filing cabinets is almost a necessity for your storage space. They come in all sizes, from a simple one or two drawer cabinet to multiple drawers. Some can be fitted underneath a desk unit, while others are free standing. You can get them as office units made of metal, or if you want something to blend in with other furniture you can buy them in attractive wood finishes.
Whatever your situation, shelving is always a useful addition for your office storage. And this is where you can make savings, because shelves are the simplest of all storage systems to install.
Shelving can be either complete units like a bookcase, or separate shelves attached to metal tracks fixed to the wall. In both cases you can adjust the shelves at different heights.
If you can't (or won't!) make your own shelves, you can buy all different types - fixed bookcase types, adjustable, open, closed, wood, glass - the choice is yours.
If your office is big enough you may want to put in good sized desk. And one of the advantages of a big desk is that it will probably have a number of drawers.
You'd be surprised at the amount of storage space you can get in a desk. You can even get them with integral filing cabinets built in.
One way to maximize storage space is to have built in wall units. These can be built in to go from floor to ceiling. This gives you far more space than just a set of shelves. They also come with attractive display sections if you want to get away from an 'office' look.