One of the biggest problems for a lot of people is creating a good working environment where they can be productive. The best ways to do this is by having an organised workspace – so here are a few top tips for achieving exactly that.
Throw away unnecessary clutter
Old notes from 5 years ago, pen lids, used notepads – you’d be surprised by how much clutter builds up after a while. The first step to an organised office is getting a bin bag and being strict. If you can’t remember the last time you used something, or a solid reason to keep it, it’s probably best to throw it away.
Adopt a paper-free environment
Having a paper-free environment has a lot of perks: it reduces clutter, it’s easier to search for certain documents, and backs up your files in the case of a fire. Of course, going paper-free is also great for the environment, and is a great, simple way to reduce your carbon footprint.
Create a filing system
Whether it’s for paper, or online, creating a concise filing system is a guaranteed way to get more organised. The best way to do this is to think of common ‘categories’ that your files could slot into.
Curb cable clutter
Tangled wires not only pose as a tripping hazard, they can although increase the risk of a fire. To reduce the number of cables in your way, put away or get rid of any electronic equipment you use infrequently, and make sure the wires you do have are neatly organised with cable ties and run behind appliances.