An organized and above all, neat-as-a-pin office clears the way for increased work output. Cluttered and disorganized working space does more damage than good to your productivity. Studies show that clutter takes its toll on your state of mind hence your ability to complete given projects effectively and in time. Remember, cluttered office means cluttered mind. And with the increasing workload, it is more than important to put in order your disorderly office mess. Occasionally clearing off your desk of piles of paper does not count. You need to invest time and effort into maintaining clutter-free working environment and for doing so you need to get a grip on the following tips:
Organize Your Office Desk
The best way to invigorate your working environment is by getting a brand new office work desk that will be a stylish reflection of yourself. Whether you choose to opt for a brand new, or hold on to the one you already have, the most important thing to remember is that the office work desk is the place where you spend most of your time while working, therefore it has to be clean and clutter-free. To have easier access to everything, you can use desktop organizers like trays or containers for your mail and documents. Just don’t forget about the drawers. Keep them neat and well-organized as they are the best place to keep all of your bits and bobs (like sticky ads, notepads, paper clips, stamps with envelopes and many other small and personal items) away from the more important things and items.
Clean Your Office
It should go without saying that this is one of the most important tasks you have to tackle if you want to be more productive. So what you need to do is to look around, de-clutter and get rid of everything you don’t really need – stop collecting all of those unnecessary things by holding on to the common “ just in case” excuse. This goes mainly for furniture, equipment and some of your knick-knacks. In fact, you need to bid farewell to everything that is covered with dust. Right away!
Organize Your Folders
For more concentration and for the purpose of saving time, you must organize the messy pile of papers and sort your files. For example, you can place a pending tray with all new and important documents or reports that you need to hand over to someone else for approval. In addition, you can place another tray where you could keep all of your documents and things that are finished and already got the awaited response.
When it comes to organizing your office, storage boxes are a must. They are an indispensable and inexpensive solution for keeping all of your archived and current files safe and well-organized.
Before your work day is over, make sure you throw in the trash can all the papers and files you don’t need and put back everything in its place. This is essential if toy want to have a clean and fresh start the following day.