Time is money in the world of business, so business owners know just how important it is to make every minute count. Apart from perfecting the art of time management, it also helps to have processes and plans in place that allow for the smooth-running of daily office occurrences. Of course, overall organisation also plays a vital role in ensuring that things run efficiently.
Time is money in the world of business, so business owners know just how important it is to make every minute count. Apart from perfecting the art of time management, it also helps to have processes and plans in place that allow for the smooth-running of daily office occurrences. Of course, overall organisation also plays a vital role in ensuring that things run efficiently. This extends to all areas of the business, including the environment. A well-organised office space means less time spent searching through stacks of papers and rummaging through messy drawers, and more spent on the things that really matter. Instead of wasting hours looking for that one document or stapler, find things quickly and easily with these office storage solutions.
Space can very often be an issue in an office, in that in most instances, it tends to be rather limited. The key is to maximise the space you have and to use it as efficiently as possible. Desk and floor space can run out quickly, but that’s when you go vertical. Yes, you guessed it: we’re talking bookcases and shelving. Not only will they help you utilise the vast space that is your empty walls, but they will also help elevate things to eye-level, helping you to spot what you need faster. This may seem like an obvious suggestion, but you’d be surprised at how many people overlook this storage option.
Divide and conquer
This must be one of the easiest and most affordable ways to maintain “drawer order”. There are so many ways you can divide drawers (be it the ones that are part of your desk or those in the copy room) and having everything have their own designated space, is guaranteed to save time. You can try:
- Metal or wooden dividers
- Cardboard dividers
- Plastic containers or dividers.
Nothing will be more satisfying than sliding open that desk drawer and having everything (from stationery to notepads and elastic bands) at your fingertips. Drawer organisation is essential for daily productivity and knowing where you can locate what you need in a flash.
Write those wrongs
One thing that, without a doubt, is at the centre of office organisation, is clear labelling. The more things are accurately labelled, the easier it becomes to find what you’re looking for. Don’t be afraid to take a sticky label to everything, from drawers, to shelves, folders and files. There’s nothing worse than being in a blind panic minutes before a meeting because you can’t find a highlighter (or worse, that important document). Sorting is the first step, with labelling bringing it all together.
There’s nothing wrong with combining organisation with fun. Having a corkboard close by is the perfect way to ensure that reminders remain front and centre, while checklists stay top of mind. You can easily pin up everything current or pressing (that is paper) so that you can always see things and access them when you need to. Once a task is complete, you can simply unpin and file or throw away – nothing could be easier. A few personal touches can be added as well (such as family photographs), making a corkboard the perfect mix of storage and personal décor fun.
It’s a wrap
One thing that people in office everywhere have the displeasure of dealing with is the continuous issue of tangled cords and cables. When it comes to attempting to try and detangle, guaranteed there have been one too many frustrated people, not to mention bruised heads and hours wasted. Luckily, there are such things as twist ties and cord covers that help to get wires more organised – once sorted, you’ll never have to worry about fighting with those cords again.
Despite the physical toll that a lack of organised storage can have on employees, there is also the mental burden. Working in a chaotic office environment can breed unnecessary stress in an already potentially stressful space. Minimise stress and reduce the amount of time spent wading through untidy boxes by introducing some of these nifty storage solutions – we promise you’ll never look back.
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