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. I also find old coffee cups, discarded reports and scattered newspapers as a distraction to an office or a workplace. 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. Perhaps you wouldn’t have overlooked that deadline last week because the note you wrote it on got buried in the piles of clutter on your desk. 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 that you have to remember is that, you should create a space in your office. You do this by clearing the walk way in your work area. Remove all unnecessary office equipment. You can also remove all the boxes hidden under your cubical or along the walls. You are going to be highly amazed at the extra space you get by just doing this. Remember, the less clutter you have the less stress you have.
You should also clean your desktop. Whether you like it or not, the truth is everything happens in the desktop. Perhaps, the first thing that you should focus is your desktop. You might also want to shred papers which are scattered everywhere since they also add to the clutters in your office. Getting rid of old newspapers and old post-it notes can also make your workplace more comfortable.
You might also think of buying a new hanging file folders for your desk drawers since they are also highly advisable. There are also drawer organizers for things such as pens, pencils and staplers. Bins which are directly attached to the wall are also advisable.
The third and probably most crucial step here is to label everything. For sure, you won’t get overboard in this step. We’re talking bins, shelves file folders, drawers etc… This will greatly help you find something when you are looking for it. Returning things to its rightful place is also a benefit in using these organizers.
Hanging a dry ease board on the wall can also help in tracking important events. Loose papers laying around will be stopped.
An organized office space is really important if you want to become more efficient and capable in doing things in your work place. You will surely gain a lot of positive effects and benefits if you have an organized work place.