Working in a cluttered and messy environment is not only stressful, but it can also make you feel claustrophobic. It may even impact your ability to effectively do your job. Clear the clutter and get back to enjoying your work. Follow this guide for how to declutter and organize your office.
The first step in your process of decluttering your office is to do it on purpose. You’re likely a busy professional with a lot of tasks on your agenda but working in an organized space will help facilitate the work that you do. Put it on your schedule to take the time and organize your office. Pick a day when your other duties are light and dedicate the afternoon or morning to getting it done. If you spread the cleaning out over a few days, you’re less likely to get back to it and complete the job.
What do you use the most in your office? Those items, supplies, and tools should be within reach all the time. Don’t file them away or put them in a drawer that you barely open. Make space on your desk and in your top drawer for those items so that they are always within reach when you need them. This will reduce some time wasted in looking through all your belongings.
Sort and Purge
For everything else that’s in your office, sort them out and get rid of the things that you don’t use and don’t need. If you have a lot of paper files in your office, use the available computer programs and technology to store them digitally and in the cloud. This will free up a lot of the physical space in your office and make those files easier to access and more secure. Use the vertical space on your walls for certificates and other awards rather than taking up space on your desk. Donate duplicates to other people in your office or even send them to a drive for school supplies.
Now that you’ve gotten rid of a lot of the items that you didn’t use and didn’t need, it’s time to replace them with more functional and efficient alternatives. With your new configuration in mind, purchase items that will help you optimize your newfound space.
Furnish and Design Your Organized Office with Mark Downs
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