Office organisation skills are crucial to having a functional workspace where you can be both productive and of course, neat and tidy. Whether your office is tucked in a corner of your house or has its own separate room. You can create a space that’s clutter free by choosing the right storage solutions.
However, office organisation can be done in many ways. From adding extra storage space such as shelving and wall mounts. To changing the way you file documents and maybe even considering throwing unused items out? In addition, here are some practical tips to help you declutter your home office!
Keep your desk space organised
Keeping your desk space organised can be as simple as following a few DIY tips.
Cables running from your computer, your phone, chargers, speakers and etc can become very messy. Along with this they can also be a tripping hazard and take up needed space. Simply, purchase some cable tie wraps form your local Bunnings and wrap your cables all into one. Problem solved!
Quite often your home office may have magazines and books lying around in no particular order. A great way to store these is to purchase some chalkboard magazine holders. This will allow you to store your magazines and books in certain holders with labels written on the front. Making it both neat and easier to find.
If chalks not your thing, purchase some plastic magazine holders and label them with customised labels.
Organise your office supplies
There’s nothing worse than having pens, pencils and other stationary items rolling around on your desk or in your desk draws. Or when your misplacing important stationary.
A great office organisation tip when it comes to stationary is to have a designated pot/holder for your items. Have a pot for pens, pencils and permanent markers. Then have a separate pot for your scissors, ruler, whiteout, rubber etc.
If you don’t want to spend money on a pot, simply opt for a DIY solution. You could use anything from an old coffee jar, tin, old glass or even a mug. Anything that will hold your stationary in the one spot will do the job!
Filing paper documents can become a messy task, especially if it isn’t necessary to do so. If documents are required to be filed in paper form, make sure you do this asap. But, if you don’t need to file the paper version, simply scan the document and store it in digital form on your computer. If you have files that you don’t have to keep, shred, discard or recycle them. That way you’re not storing documents that you’ll probably never look at again and you’re creating extra space for other files.
A key step to office organisation is to declutter. Throw away or shred anything that you don’t need or no longer use. This could be anything from; old office furniture, damaged stationary, old magazines, loose papers and more.
Alternatively, if you have old office furniture that is still usable, and you don’t want to throw it away. Look at renting a self storage unit and storing it there. This way you can store your unused items and maybe even consider decluttering the rest of your home now that you have extra storage space!
Invest in Storage Options
You may be finding yourself putting items in random spaces. Which is probably due to lack of storage and shelving options, right? Adding additional storage space can be easy and affordable. Depending on how you want to go about it.
If you have the space, adding some filing cabinets or extra draws can be a great way to store the things you don’t necessarily always need. Whereas open shelving can be a great option for storing things that are often used.
Keep it up!
Now that you know all the tips and tricks to office organisation and storage, you’re ready to be productive in your space! In order to keep your organisation habits in check, ensure you continue with your good habits. Clean and declutter regularly. And remember to throw away unwanted and unused things. In addition, if you’re running out of space to store paper files, why not move them into a self storage unit. It’s an easy an affordable alternative and you can utilise your storage space for many other things.
Organising your office is that easy! Once you’re done, you’ll feel much more comfortable and productive in your new, clean space.