If your office has become a mishmash of stuffed filing cabinets, outdated computers, marketing props and bulky space-gobbling equipment, it’s time to roll up those sleeves and start organising. Not only can a cluttered and disorganised office cost your team valuable time, but it can also negatively impact your team’s ability to work productively.
Fortunately, there are a few simple steps you can take to organise your office and create a more productive workspace for all. Here are our top tips:
Do an audit of your office and flag any items that are no longer useful or not used regularly. This includes old documents, broken or lesser-used equipment, and excess furniture. Next, separate the items for donation, recycling or storage. By removing these unessential items from the premises, you can quickly free up valuable space in your office and create a more calming environment.
Work through one room at a time
Decluttering a large office can be daunting, but you can start small and tackle one room at a time. Truly effective organisation means removing everything in the office drawers and cupboards and only putting back the items used regularly. Remember – repacking clutter neatly is not the same as decluttering. Prioritise removing unessential items from the office and into storage.
Rework your office plan
Did you know that a well-designed office can increase productivity, creativity and happiness at work? When revamping your office layout, designate specific spaces for different activities, including quiet zones, space to collaborate and a comfortable area for relaxation. Don’t be afraid to mix things up.
Store valuable equipment out of the way
Storing valuable or unessential office equipment out of the way or off-site can seem like a hassle, but it’s really a question of priorities. You need to ask yourself what’s more important: easy access to equipment and marketing material you use once every two months or a tidy workspace that promotes productivity? The answer is clear – get those items out of there.
Revise your filing system
When storing documents, there’s no longer a need to keep paper copies in the office as more and more businesses go digital. Not only is it more convenient, but digitised copies reduce the risk of losing or damaging confidential documents over time. For any hard copies that require archiving, consider placing them in a self storage locker for safekeeping.
So, there you have it! A starting guide to decluttering and organising your office. We hope you found these tips helpful. When it comes time to store valuable equipment or archive confidential documents, remember StorageWise! Our business storage solutions are reliable and affordable, so you can focus on what’s important – your business