Organizing your office can take a lot of time if it is not a weekly routine. Some people are able to work amidst the chaos of a messy desk, but most actually become more flustered. If you can keep your cool while working sifting through piles of unorganized papers then more power to you. For everyone else, here are a few thoughts on keeping your workspace clean.
There are many different desk top containers for all office supplies. Nothing quite beats a filing cabinet for organizing files. It has been around for so long and not many improvements have been made to the design. Even as people move to all digital files, there has always been a need for written documentation. There are many filing cabinets that can are stand alone or can connect to your desk as a modular addition.
Do you have an in and out box on your work space? If you are having to deal receive paperwork from coworkers then the in and out boxes are a good way to keep things on track. They can sometimes be awkward and bulky but they really serve their purpose.
Try clearing the work area up by the end of the working day. That way when you get back the next day it will be clear and ready to go. Clutter-less working areas can promote a good mood. Co-workers will appreciate this dedication to keeping up with your area. Most people can respect someone that is organized and consistent.
Containers are a great way to keep the desktop cleared off. The multipurpose containers that hold pens and paperclips and other supplies are excellent space savers. This is one item that can be relied on to do its job with one hundred percent great efficiency. Another handy item to have around is the stapler. One law applies to the stapler, when you need one you probably can’t find one. Keep this in a drawer for just that occasion.
Unless you are an executive with a budget you won’t have much say in what kind of desk you get at work. Most desks are located in cubicles. If you do have any say in what type of desk you can purchase then consider something that will provide both comfort convenience. Many executives strongly believe that a piece of office furniture is an extension of the executive’s personality. When selecting a desk pick one that completely suits your personality.
Having a cleaning schedule for your work area is a good way to keep it constantly organized. Clearing out drawers and shredding old papers will remove any unnecessary clutter. If this is continued on a monthly basis you should never be troubled with clutter again. Once you get into the habit of performing this routine it will eventually just become second nature.
A calendar is a way to keep the top surface of the desk scratch free. It is also a great way to have a daily reminder of the events of the day. The next time you are at the supply store grab one of these calendars. They are another good way to help keep everything organized.