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Your office, whether it is big or small, should possess both design and functionality in order to be an effective work environment. However, this is not always the case for everyone. There are a lot of people out there who struggle to maintain a clutter free office and are in dire need of technology upgrades. If this sounds like you, read on to learn how to get your office space organized and back on track.
If you have any equipment that’s not efficient and runs too slow, or is so bulky and takes up a tremendous amount of space, then it’s time to replace it. Maybe it’s time to retire that old printer or letter opener and get a new one. Sometimes it’s best to spend the money on things that will improve your office space rather than waste time dealing with the old.
Clean Off Your Desk
Clean your desktop off totally, until there is nothing left on it. Once that’s completed, only put back the things that really need to be on your desk such as your computer, phone, a notepad and pen, and so forth. Anything else that doesn’t truly need to be on your desk needs a new home. Using organizers or drawers will help keep everything in its place, and out of your workspace until you absolutely need it.
Organize Your Drawers
Organize the insides of your drawers so you don’t have your pens, paper clips, and thumb tacks loose and mixed up all over the drawer. Utilize items such as plastic trays and bins to get these items neat and organized so they can be easily located.
Find Separate Space for Certain Items
Some equipment and items need their own designated space and should not be crowded or placed with other items. Not only does this look bad, but it makes it too hard to access certain things which interfere with the functionality of a space. For example, your letter opener shouldn’t be on a table that’s used as a work space. Instead, place it on a stand or table that’s solely dedicated to that one purpose. Do you have a lot of books and pamphlets taking up valuable space on everyone’s desk and tables? Invest in some bookshelves and instantly you’ll free up a lot of space that can be used to do work in.
Everything Should Be Within Reach
Check to make sure that you have everything within reach at your desk. Sit down at your desk and take a good long hard look at what’s stored on top of the desk as well as inside. For example, do you have pens and a stapler at your desk? These are items you should not have to leave your desk for to seek out.
By following these guidelines, your office space will not only look neater and appealing to the eye, but it will function a lot better too. Change is good, especially when it yields positive results.
Hailey Andersen is an avid blogger who enjoys writing about home improvement and DIY.