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How To Organize Your Work Space?

I personally think that an office or a workplace surrounded by scattered paper, folders, mountains of unfilled documents, leaning stacks of reports and disks are just uncomfortable to work with. Or how about old coffee cups, discarded reports and newspapers all over the place? Imagine a life if the office or the workplace you are working in is organized where you can easily spot a stapler, a pen or a keyboard easily. Perhaps you wouldn’t have overlooked that deadline last week because the note you wrote it on got buried in the piles of clutter on your desk. You should really start organizing your office especially if you think that the mess around your work place has already affected the way you work.

The first thing to do is to create space in your office. You do this by clearing the walk way in your work area. Get rid of office equipment which has no value and are useless in your office. You can also remove all the boxes hidden under your cubical or along the walls. Removing all useless office equipment will sure add to a space in your office. Remember, the less clutter you have the less stress you have.

The next thing to attack is your desktop. Let’s face it, this is where everything happens. Perhaps, the first thing that you should focus is your desktop. You might also want to shred papers which are scattered everywhere since they also add to the clutters in your office. Throw away any old post-it notes or old newspapers.

Hanging file folders for your desk drawers are also advisable, so you might want to consider buying them. Office equipment such as pens, pencils and staplers can also be organized through drawing organizers. I even use bins that directly attach to the wall.

The third and probably most crucial step here is to label everything. For sure, you won’t get overboard in this step. Organizers such as drawers, bins and shelves file folders will surely help you easily find something that you are looking for. These organizers can also help in returning the things on its rightful place.

You should also hang a dry erase board on the wall to keep track of important events. It will help cut down loose papers which are laying around.

An organized office space is really important if you want to become more efficient and capable in doing things in your work place. All you need is time and effort in order to organize your office, but soon, it will be worth it.