Cluttered offices can be a cause of unnecessary stress. Whether you work from home or occupy a small cubicle at a large company, that space is where you spend a large portion of your time. You wouldn’t want to come home to a constantly messy house, so having your workspace be that way doesn’t make sense. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your workspace.
Keeping your office organized can actually save you a lot of time. Endless stacks of papers lying around can take a lot of time to sort through and can cause you to lose things. Create a filing system and stick to it. If you need extra storage for your files, visit your local office supplies store and ask for help. Besides just files, getting a wall calendar to keep up with important meetings can be beneficial. Instead of having supplies scattered all over your desk, get a container to store your pens, paper clips and other small office items.
It may seem strange, but where you place the furniture in your office can actually make a difference. Think about if you placed your desk against the wall with your back facing the door. If you frequently see clients in your office, this wouldn’t make much sense. Rearranging your office furniture to make the most of your space may not seem fun, but if there are heavy duty plate casters on the furniture, it won’t be very hard to move around.
You may feel like office decor is unnecessary, but considering you spend at least forty hours a week there, adding in a few personal touches can be important and boost your mood. There is no need to go out and hire an interior decorator to redo your office though. Office decor can be as simple as adding in a few photos of your friends and family. Even just adding some small succulents or other plants can bring the place to life. This will also make your office feel more inviting when you have clients come in.
This sounds great and all, but you may be wondering how you could ever find the time to organize your space. While you may have to go into work a little early to get this done, it can actually end up saving you time in the long run. Having a more pleasant workspace may just make going in to work each day a little easier.