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Organizing Your Office: Four Simple Tricks to Get You Started

November 30, 20223 min read

An organized office is an efficient one, that's for sure. More than just being stylish, an office needs to have space for everything—from paperwork to supplies—so that employees can work productively and ensure that proper workflow is followed every day. In fact, an organized office makes a huge difference in how employees think, decide and collaborate while at work.

But organizing an office can also be tricky, especially in finding a balance between keeping things that you need and having enough space to function properly. With the help of office organizing services, here are four simple tricks to get you started:

1. Get rid of what you can.

The first step that any expert in office organizing services will tell you is to purge your office of anything that’s not needed there. Of course, you’ll have this idea that you need everything, but if you look closely, there’s a lot that you can actually live without. Do this one area at a time so you won't get overwhelmed. If you find anything that you haven't used or touched in months or anything that's not working or serving its purpose anymore, it's time to recycle it. Suppose it's something functional and practical that you can't see yourself using anymore. In that case, we recommend donating it as it might be needed by someone else.

2. Lay out the space according to purpose.

There’s a simple rule that all office organizing services follow—everything should have a place. If it doesn't, it must be removed from that space. It's imperative to see your office space and lay it out based on how, when, and where you work. Work zones should be clearly designated, and each employee should be given enough storage space for things. Common areas like your coffee or pantry area, meeting rooms, and supplies room should also be designated. This will make it easier for you to not only organize your office but also keep it that way.

3. Keep things minimal.

Did you know that too much clutter in your office contributes to stress levels? If you have seen spaces a professional organizing service has set up, you'll see that only the most used equipment and supplies are exposed while others are tucked away in storage. This will help give your office a more seamless and minimal flow, allowing you and your team to be more productive.

4. Adapt a digital filing system.

Paper clutter is one of the biggest challenges for any expert specializing in office organizing services, but that doesn't have to be the case anymore. In fact, you can now steer clear from any stored paper or at least reduce it by adopting a digital filing system. Whatever documents you need to keep physically, decide on a proper way to store them so that they're both organized, safe and out of the way.

Finally, ensuring that your office stays organized after office organizing services have left or after you've done a big organizing project is important. One of the best ways to do that is by labeling storage areas so people know where to get things and where to put them back. After all, it's not only essential to organize your space once but ensure that it will stay that way moving forward.

Contact us!

To learn more or if you feel like you need office organizing services, don't hesitate to contact Organizing-Etc.! We help you regain control of your space, whether that's an office, a pantry, or your entire home!

Organizing Your Office: Four Simple Tricks to Get You Started
Karen has been a professional organizer in Kansas City since 2015. With her experience in sales & marketing, complemented by a lifelong side gig as a fitness instructor, she discovered that maintaining organization is her method of cultivating tranquility in her life and thoughts. Her frequent family relocations were managed with ease thanks to her organizational prowess, a talent she now imparts to her clients.

Karen's enthusiasm is rooted in devising systems, overseeing projects, and utilizing her meticulous attention to detail to craft spaces that are both aesthetically pleasing and practical. As her enterprise flourishes, so does her team—comprising only the most professional, efficient, and discreet organizers. She's selective, ensuring her team exemplifies their high standard of service. For her, organization transcends the mere purchase of attractive storage solutions; it's about equipping individuals with the means to alter their habits and revolutionize their lives.

Karen Swart

Karen has been a professional organizer in Kansas City since 2015. With her experience in sales & marketing, complemented by a lifelong side gig as a fitness instructor, she discovered that maintaining organization is her method of cultivating tranquility in her life and thoughts. Her frequent family relocations were managed with ease thanks to her organizational prowess, a talent she now imparts to her clients. Karen's enthusiasm is rooted in devising systems, overseeing projects, and utilizing her meticulous attention to detail to craft spaces that are both aesthetically pleasing and practical. As her enterprise flourishes, so does her team—comprising only the most professional, efficient, and discreet organizers. She's selective, ensuring her team exemplifies their high standard of service. For her, organization transcends the mere purchase of attractive storage solutions; it's about equipping individuals with the means to alter their habits and revolutionize their lives.

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