If you knew how much time a disorganized office cost you, you would make the time to clean it up!
Shuffling piles and moving stuff around does not count as organization, either does hiding it in a drawer.
A neat and orderly office space increases productivity and wastes less time.
Throw it out! – Get rid of anything you do not want or need. If you have not used it in over 6 months, chances are you won’t, so get rid of it.
Designate work areas – Decide what tasks you will be doing in each area of the office. Make a spot for each.
Sort – Gather all the items that are not in the correct spot and put them where they should be.
Placement- Make sure to place supplies and equipment that you use most frequently in close proximity to your work area.
Paperless – Get rid of as many hard copies as you can. Store files digitally. Get inexpensive storage boxes for files that you no longer use and archive them. Create a ” To file” folder and make sure to file weekly.
Clean off your desk – Take all items off your desk, clean it thoroughly, and only put back essential items. Use desktop organizers and containers for smaller items.
De-clutter your drawers – Use drawer organizers for your office supplies and items you need on hand.
Start fresh – At the end of the day make sure to straighten up and de-clutter so you can have a fresh start the next day.