Offices are where many individuals spend up to 40 hours (or more) each week. Having a clean and organized office space is paramount to boosting productivity and getting more tasks accomplished each day. However, it can be difficult to keep an office organized as weeks, and months, pass.
Here are five tips from Closet & Storage Concepts to keep your Boston office organized for good.
- Declutter your space
There are two steps to properly decluttering an office space whether at home or work. The first is purging any unnecessary or distracting items. The second is deciding where all of the existing items belong. Having a proper home for everything will make your life much easier.
- Choose a layout that works for you
The desk of an office is where individuals spend the most time. This area should be highly personalized. Just because it was set up a certain way when you arrived doesn’t mean it has to stay that way. Rearrange everything in a way that makes you happy. For example, if you’re right-handed, why is the phone to your left?
- File, file, file
Having a great filing system will save time like nothing else will. It’s a good idea to have both a filing cabinet and a smaller desktop filing system for incoming or regularly used documents. Label, color code, and don’t leave papers lying around after you’re done using them.
- Find solutions
What are some clutter or organizational problems you’re facing in your office? Is your mail taking up a huge portion of the desk waiting to be opened? Get creative with some solutions. Letter holders are an inexpensive solution found in many décor stores and superstores. Is there no place to put your jacket and scarf? Coat hanger hooks or mounts are an easy DIY project.
- Have adequate storage
This is the most important step to having a work or home office that stays organized- it keeps you from having to reorganize every month. We understand that even after decluttering and organizing there may not be a place for everything. Office storage solutions are vital. You can keep most of the belongings currently in your office and still have a minimalistic appearance! And with more items out of sight, greater focus is easily within reach. Using custom home office storage products and organization can help you maintain your dream space.
If you want to conquer office clutter, call Closet & Storage Concepts of Boston and Medfield, MA today. We offer free in-home consultations and estimates, to fully understand your needs. Looking for office design ideas? Our designers can offer you tips to maximize your home office complete with a 3D rendering.