There’s no easier way to kill productivity than by attempting to work in a cluttered, disorganized office. When you’re surrounded by mess and clutter, it’s hard to do your best work. An organized and clean office helps you to feel more productive and motivated.
Maintaining a clean and organized office is about making little daily changes and putting effort into keeping things tidy. It’s also about having the right tools on hand to make it simpler to keep all of your documents and supplies organized. Here are some quick and simple ways to organize your office.
Get Your Documents Under Control
Documents and loose papers can often be the main item that’s cluttering an office. It’s amazing how quickly documents can pile up and seemingly take over your whole desk. This is why the first step of any office organization project should be to get those paper documents under control.
The way that you keep your documents organized is by having a system and a designated place for every different kind of document. Filing cabinets can be great for organizing and storing older documents that you might not need in the immediate future but don’t want to shred or toss. Metal clipboard clips adhered to a bulletin board is a great system for keeping the documents you’ll need in the immediate future nearby but off of your desk. The most important thing is that you find a way to create a desktop that’s free of paper clutter.
Organize Your Office Supplies
Although documents and papers are the main culprits when it comes to cluttering an office, scattered office supplies can also contribute to a disorganized work space. Invest in some drawer and desktop organizers, preferably in a style and color that matches your personal taste. Organize your pens and other office supplies in a way that keeps them handy, but off of your desk. You’ll feel much better when there’s a place for everything and everything is in its place.
Tidy Up On A Daily Basis
If you want to avoid having to spend hours cleaning your office, then devote a little bit of time to tidying up each day. From putting things back where they belong to disinfecting handles and tabletops with an anti-bacterial wipe, a little short cleaning ritual is a smart way to end each and every workday.
A clean office will help you to feel more productive, motivated and content with your work.