Office spring cleaning: how to get organised in three easy steps

The long days and extra sunshine at this time of year might have got you all fired up to whip your work area into shape. Whether you’re tackling an untidy home office or a bigger, commercial space, there are a few basic principles to bear in mind. By following these three simple steps, you should succeed in creating a clean and clear space.

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Stock up on storage solutions

No spring cleaning project will work if you don’t have the right storage solutions in place. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of options on offer. You can take your pick from a host of products, including cabinets, lockers, drawers and shelving. You don’t have to sacrifice style for practicality either. Office furnishing specialists like Calibre offer storage systems in a range of finishes. Whether you’re after veneers, glass, plastic, metal or wood, you won’t struggle to find the right solution for your work area.

If you’re a little short on square footage, you can take advantage of full-height storage products, and under-desk pedestals are also a space saving option. Always get more storage than you think you’ll need too. It’s surprising how quickly shelves and drawers fill up, and it’s better to have a little extra space than to have your storage solutions bursting at the seams.

Jettison your junk

According to advice from Winnipeg Anago Cleaning Systems, “Once you’ve got your stylish new cabinets, pedestals and so on in place, it can be tempting to just pile in your papers, books and more. Before you do this though, take some time to go through all of these resources to see which you actually need and which can be thrown away or recycled.” Jettisoning your junk like this can be a great feeling, and it will make finding the documents and other resources that you really do need much quicker and easier.

Bear in mind that if you’re getting rid of paperwork that contains sensitive or confidential information, you’ll need to take care to shred it.

Find the perfect filing system

Last but not least, make sure you put an effective filing system in place. Simply shoving documents into drawers and other storage areas might save you time now, but it’ll make your life harder in the long run. Whether you opt for paper trays, baskets or something else, find a system that works for you. It’s also a good idea to use labels to remind you where things go, and once you’ve established the system, make sure you stick to it.

Author: Sam Charles

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