Whether your work in a home office or you work in a brick and mortar one, managing your office, and keeping it organized, can be a challenge. From keeping your paperwork organized and easy to find, to having your computer in the perfect position, having a well organized office can make your work day easier, and keep your workflow going more smoothly.
So, where do you start?
Try A Paperless Office
These days, with computers and smartphones, you can easily cut down the amount of paperwork in your office, and maybe even eliminate it. There are even stores that give you the option now if you want a print receipt or just want your receipt emailed to you. Even when you do get receipts on paper you can scan them into your computer and recycle that piece of paper.
File cabinets are like dinosaurs in most offices these days, although some people are still attached to their metal monsters. Why rely on your need to alphabetize a drawer full of papers when you can simply save that stuff online and even have a system that alphabetizes it all for you.
Have A Space For Everything
There are more things in an office than just paperwork though, and you want to make sure that you have a home for all of the stuff that lives in your office, from your 3-in-1 printer to your bluetooth speakers. All offices need a desk, and even some other shelving space.
These are the things that give you homes for all of the stuff you have. You want your printer in the right distance to your desk, ensuring your wifi works. You want to have the things that you need in easy reach.
When it comes to your home office, you want to make sure you have a space set up just for work, or at least a space that is convertible, from work to home, and back. Don’t clutter your desk, at the home office or the regular office. Clutter can make it really hard to focus on work.
Getting Rid Of Clutter
Clutter is one of those things that can really mess up your work at home situation. It’s very distracting and makes your mind find it difficult to focus on the work at hand. It’s easier to end up with a cluttered home office, rather than a normal office.
This is why it’s important to have a home for everything, and to always make sure stuff gets back to where it belongs. Instead of just cleaning once a week, make sure that you just put stuff away the second you’re done using it. No worry about clutter messing up your work day this way.