Whether you run your own business and work from home or just love having a quiet space dedicated to productivity, for many people their home office can be a lifeline. You keep your computer and hard drive there, your files are neatly stored in its cabinets, and it’s the one place where your kids always know its Do Not Disturb Time (well, maybe in an ideal world anyway). It can be an oasis of concentration and organization in an often hectic and distracted outside life. So what happens when you decide it needs a little spruce? All those files are going to have to be moved, that precious hard drive unplugged, and everything you’ve placed so intentionally uprooted all at once, in short, your little office world is going to be rocked. But it doesn’t have to be destroyed! Remodeling your home office can be a relatively smooth and hassle-free process if you do it right.Here are a few tips to ease the transition:Labels, labels, labelsWe all know that labeling people is bad, but when it comes to office supplies and other inanimate objects it’s absolutely essential. The more you organize, box, and label beforehand the easier it’s going to be afterward. And, not to mention, you never know when you’re going to need the most seemingly mundane objects. You may think you can get by just fine without a three-hole punch until the remodeling is over, but if something unexpected comes up you’ll regret throwing it in that giant box of unsorted supplies.Back-up, babyPerhaps nothing is more important than backing up all your data to an external source before beginning the work. Many a file has been lost during an unplanned power outage and many a computer has had its little brain confused during a sudden move. Get it all out of the way when things are calm and you won’t have any extra worries when things get chaotic.Picture thisHave a particular set-up that you love but are concerned you might forget how to recreate? Take a picture! Part of the beauty of a well-designed home office is that everything is in exactly the right place, exactly when you need it. It’s easier than you think to forget all those little nuances during a remodel, so get it on record and you’ll be back in action in no time.