12 Sep 2018

Making the Most of Your Workspace: 5 Simple Tips

Working in a mess is hardly going to improve your productivity – and it’s certainly not going to make going to work any more fun. But the good news is that it’s easy and simple to create a tidy workspace. You just need to know where to start. Luckily, that’s why we’re here:

Step one: declutter your workspace

No-one needs three staplers and fourteen old pens that have run out of ink. Give away any extras you have to colleagues and throw out the items you no longer use. Once you’ve reduced your work supplies to the necessities, pack them away neatly in a corner with a corner rack or a 3 Drawer Draw, and reserve your desk space for your laptop and photo frames. 

Step two: create a space for everything

Documents inevitably build up quickly, and if you’re not careful they can quickly overtake your workspace. A simple way to keep from losing out on valuable space is to arrange your documents based on what you need them for. Using two A4 Document Organisers is a super simple way to do this. For example, old documents that you have already dealt with but need to keep can go in one, and recent documents that still need your attention can go the other. Both of these can be packed away in drawers and kept out of sight. 

Step three: label label label!

The best way to keep on top of where everything is – and where everything belongs is to perfect the labeling system. Choose a proper colour-coding system for each task you have to do and take the time to label shelves, folders, containers and drawers. This will keep everything in check and lower the risk of losing important documents. Try our range of Tower Labels, these will defiantly help you along.

Step four: store your stationary creatively

Considering most of us spend an average of 40 hours a week in our workspace, there’s no reason not to decorate it in a fun way that speaks to your personality. Trade in old stationary containers for fresh mason jars– perfect for pens, staples, and smaller bits and bobs – and use the blackboard labels to set yourself helpful reminders or write down some of your favourite motivational quotes.  

Step five: make the most out of your drawers

Let’s be honest, who hasn’t got at least one drawer in which they chuck all the items they’re not sure what to do with? Whether we like it or not, there are certain items we may not use often that we still can’t afford to part with. Using drawer storage solutions is a smart way to prevent your drawers from becoming an overcrowded mess. Pop your car keys into one, your staples and paperclips in another, and you’re still left with tons of compartments that can each be dedicated to their own items. 

 

Here’s to a happy and productive workspace!

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