How To Organize Your Work Space?
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 a life if the office or the workplace you are working in is organized where you can easily spot a stapler, a pen or a 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.
The first thing to do is to create space in your 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. You can also remove all the boxes hidden under your cubical or along the walls. Trust me, you will definitely gain more space by just removing all the unnecessary equipment. Having a less clutter in your office can be less stressful.
The next thing to attack is 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.
Hanging file folders for your desk drawers are also advisable, so you might want to consider buying them. There are also drawer organizers for things such as pens, pencils and staplers. You might also want to buy bins which are directly attached to the wall since they are also convenient to use.
Another step which is very helpful is by labeling everything, however, this step is quite crucial. There is no way to go overboard here. We’re talking bins, shelves file folders, drawers etc… This will greatly help you find something when you are looking for it. It also helps you put it back in the right place too.
In order to take note of the important events, you might want to consider hanging a dry ease board on the wall. Loose papers laying around will be stopped.
It is a must that you give importance to an organized office space in order to become very efficient in working. You will surely gain a lot of positive effects and benefits if you have an organized work place.