January 3, 2018
2018 is here, which means we all get a fresh start at achieving goals and doing things in the most optimized way possible. This concept is usually packaged as ‘resolutions’ which poses an issue for most; creating resolutions is easy, following through is more difficult. Solution? Focus on things that may appear small on the surface, but can actually affect something much larger. A perfect example is getting more organized.
For the office there are many different products that exist which are aimed at providing a more organized space, but the way people use space varies by individual, which means the means of organization must also vary. Here are some great tips to consider in order to have a more organized space for the new year, and beyond:
– De-clutter, empty, shred, get rid of everything that you don’t need or want. Look around. What haven’t you used in a while? Take one area at a time. If it doesn’t work, send it out for repair or toss it. If you haven’t used it in months and can’t think of when you’ll actually need it, out it goes. This goes for furniture, equipment, supplies, etc. Don’t forget about knick-knacks, plants (real or artificial), and decorations – if they’re covered with dust and make your office look shabby, they’re fair game.
– Gather up every item that isn’t where it belongs and put it where it does.
– Decide what type of activity happens in each area of your office. You’ll probably have a main workspace (most likely your desk,) a reference area (filing cabinet, shelves, binders,) and a supply area (closet, shelves or drawers.) Place the appropriate equipment and supplies are located in the proper area as much as possible.’ (Royale Scuderi, lifehack.org)
Choosing the right organizational equipment that will compliment your particular space and be functional for how people work within the space can be challenging, which is why we’re here to help! Contact us to learn more about how we can get your space best optimized for the best 2018 possible.