Too much clutter in your office can disrupt your work and make you less productive. Working in a chaotic environment is very difficult. Do some decluttering work to improve your efficiency.
Here are some of the best ways to declutter and make your workplace presentable while increasing productivity.
Keeps Only the Things You Need
Start by designating things that you use daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly. You can store those things you don’t use often in file cabinets or pedestals.
Dispose of the files you no longer need. To ensure you do this well without missing on any important detail, remove everything from the drawers and files and sort them one by one.
Uninstall those apps that you no longer use in your computer so that you can get space to create shortcuts in your desktop background.
Getting rid of everything before taking back the needed items helps identify items with no purpose and the essential ones.
Don’t Wait For the Pileup
Start small so you don’t wait for things to pile up in your desk or workplace. Once you’re done with an item, place it in its original position. Don’t just leave it in the desk and you end up leaving so many things that you don’t have time to put them back.
Deal with easy things such as dirty coffee mugs, already-used decorations, and old sticky notes on your monitor screen.
Small items in your office can pile up to the extent that you can’t continue working in that office until you clean up the mess. Cleaning such a huge mess is cumbersome and time consuming. If it feels overwhelming, hire a commercial cleaning service to help you.
Organize Your Working Space
Your working space includes your desk and other items that are within your working jurisdiction. Desk organizers or trays are the best for keeping your papers daily. For your computer desktop, use folders, tabs, and color codes to prioritize and categorize your work.
Practically arrange the essential items in your workspace depending on how regularly you’re going to use them. Put your most frequently used items on the top of your desk or drawers so you can access them easily.
Put your pens and pencils in your cup on your desk while you place other supplies such as rubber bands, headphones, and staples in the lower drawer. Keeping your least-used items further and those you use often closer will increase your productivity.
Get Rid of Things You Don’t Need
Get rid of items that you don’t need, or you no longer use. Whenever you hire a commercial cleaning service, ensure they move out everything that doesn’t add value to your workplace.
They have alternatives to take unused items that are broken, such as window pens and worn doors. You can also store away items that you’ve designated to use in a month or years’ time.
Some of the items you can store away to use in the future include extra furniture, big posters, banners, fixers, artwork, additional inventory, old books, and magazines. Don’t let them occupy your workspace unnecessarily.