I personally can’t think of anyone who likes to walk into their office and be greeted by mountains of unfilled documents, folders all over the place, leaning stacks of reports here – piles of old disks there. Old coffee cups, discarded reports and newspaper scattered everywhere will also make the office uncomfortable. Imagine being able to find the stapler, pen, or even the keyboard easily. Even notes that you wrote could be buried in a pile of clutter on your desk and can lead to overlooking if you cannot organize your office well. You should really start organizing your office especially if you think that the mess around your work place has already affected the way you work.
In the top of the list is creating a space in the office. Clearing the walk way in your work area can lead you n having a space in your office. Get rid of office equipment which has no value and are useless in your office. Boxes along the walls, or boxes hidden under your cubical can also be removed. Removing all useless office equipment will sure add to a space in your office. Having a less clutter in your office can be less stressful.
You also have to keep in mind the condition of your desktop. Let’s face it, this is where everything happens. Your focus needs to be on this first. Papers which are scattered everywhere and are not relevant to what you are doing can also be shredded. Getting rid of old newspapers and old post-it notes can also make your workplace more comfortable.
You might also think of buying a new hanging file folders for your desk drawers since they are also highly advisable. Office equipment such as pens, pencils and staplers can also be organized through drawing organizers. You might also want to buy bins which are directly attached to the wall since they are also convenient to use.
One of the most crucial step in organizing an office is labeling everything. For sure, you won’t get overboard in this step. Organizers such as drawers, bins and shelves file folders will surely help you easily find something that you are looking for. These organizers can also help in returning the things on its rightful place.
Hanging a dry ease board on the wall can also help in tracking important events. Loose papers laying around will be stopped.
If you want to come across as someone who is organized, efficient and capable then I can’t stress enough the importance of having an organized office space. A little time and effort organizing your office will have many lasting positive effects.