It is easier to get work done in a timely manner when your office space is organized. During the week, think about how you want your office to look and what items you may no longer need. Then, set aside time to organize your space.
Get Your Desk in Order
Clutter and superfluous materials can be distracting. So, putting things in their proper place can help you stay focused on your work. Take everything off your desk that you don’t use on a daily basis. Then, create a paper flow system for all of your incoming documents. Consider getting a tray or inbox that will be used only for items that you have not reviewed. Next, you’ll have to think about where your documents go when you are done with them.
Organize Your Files
It is possible now to back up most of your paper files digitally, making your filing cabinet obsolete. However, it is not advisable to scan your documents and shred your papers without first making sure that all of your files are backed up. Try to make a habit of scanning, backing up, and purging your documents to stay on top of your files.
Organize Your Time
Now that your desk and filing system are in order, it is time to think about how you can work more efficiently. For many, being organized is all about having a plan. For example, if you write down your agenda before calling a client, it will help you stay on point. It can also help to create a schedule for each day with items you can check off as you go. Plan ahead and stay focused.
Get Extra Space
As you organize your office, you may find that there are items you no longer need every day. If you may need these items in the future, why not consider putting them into storage at STORBOX? Our Pasadena personal storage facility provides commercial shelving units for keeping files neat and organized. This way, your belongings will be safe until you need them again. Having them in a secure location that is out of the way can help you get work done more efficiently.