Our surroundings can very much have an influence on our attitude. A tidy house can make you feel as if you have a tidy mind, an aspect that can very much be reflected in our working environment. If your office is cluttered, can you imagine sitting at your desk and being productive? We bet a few of you immediately thought about cleaning it up first!
A well organised office doesn’t just give your employees a feeling of zen when they sit at their desks, but it can help your business run as a well-oiled machine and increase productivity. That’s why we’ve put together 5 simple tips to implement in your office!
1. The declutter
We realise that this is most probably the worst part of any clear out! Designating your items into the “get rid” pile can be a daunting task. For organisational purposes however, this is an essential step. There’s no point filing away something that isn’t ever going to be used! We would recommend calling your local skip hire company to see if they can help you out with this one! Not only is it a quicker and easier way to get rid of a lot of things at once, there’s no back and forth between your office and the tip! Do make sure that any sensitive documents and information are disposed of correctly however, be that via shredding or a specific service that allows you to get rid of business waste.
2. Keep your desktop tidy
Keeping your desktop clean can link to a person’s productivity. A tidy desk can put you in a more focused mindset, keeping you on the task at hand instead of getting distracted by all those pop vinyl figures! Keep the important things organised, so think about introducing paper trays and pencil pots. You can still keep your personality with your desk within this, like using a mug instead of a standard pencil pot!
3. Office “to sort” zone
Once the declutter is complete, we understand that it’s very hard to not regain that clutter over time. That’s why you should introduce the “to sort” zone within your office space. This is an area dedicated to catching all the junk heading in that may not be needed! Make sure it’s close by to the door as a reminder for you to take it with you!
4. Storage furniture
If there is equipment in the office that needs to be kept for certain times of the year or if you aren’t ready to part with it just yet, having minimalist storage furniture is a great way to ensure that the office looks neat and tidy! Clean lines and white surfaces are a particular favourite of ours but be sure to get furniture that matches the space and doesn’t stick out.
5. Get a storage unit
If having more furniture just isn’t a possibility due to your smaller office space, then getting a storage unit to tuck away your goods and office equipment is the perfect way to make sure you keep your space clean and tidy. If you don’t need too much, self storage lockers are perfect for just a couple of boxes. If you’re looking to keep your seasonal stock protected, then a storage unit may be the best option for you.
If you’re looking for business storage solutions, we here at Multi-store can help you. Get in contact with us now.