If you work from home or a dedicated office you go to each day, you want to be organized. A well organized work space has a ton of benefits. For one, it makes you feel in control and have a clear focus on what needs to be done. An organized space can literally eliminate distractions, position you for success, save you time and help you stay super productive.
Finding neat and simple ways to save space by organizing items will help you keep a tidy work space and avoid loosing them in piles of clutter.
Here are a five tips to get that organized workspace you need for the new year.
Empty and shred everything that is just extra and in the way. If you’re not using it, toss it. Take out unnecessary furniture, files, and group items according to their differently useful categories.
2. Color Code
Choose a proper labelling and color system for your office. Take the time to label shelves, folders, bins and drawers. This labelling process helps you to put items in the right places and reduces the risk of losing important documents.
3. Purchase storage boxes
My favorite place to get any office storage pieces is the Container Store. I’ve been in the store for hours at a time trying to convince myself why I need another wall calendar or colorful rolling file bin. They have everything you need to get organized and I suggest starting here.
4. Desk accessoires
One way to stay productive is by keeping your desk organized. Organize everything from your stationeries, laptop, files, and trays. This is where some of your plastic and storage organizers come into play. You don’t need an expensive stationery tray to organize your pens. Simply beautify those storage boxes (both big and small) and use them to your advantage.
5. Organize Your Laptop/Desktop
The content on your computer or other electronic devices also affects the output of your work and life. De-clutter and organize your desktop by deleting those folders, pictures or softwares that you don’t need. Organize your work into different folders and use digital sticky notes and calendars where necessary to help you stay productive.
With these tips you should be well on your way to a clutter free and organized year. If you’re not sure where to start, I’ve linked a few of my favorite products below to kickstart your process. Happy organizing!