Friday, February 27, 2015

Tips for Staying Organized at Your Office

Struggling to get in the groove lately at work? Take a moment and look around your office. Is your desk cluttered with papers? Are there files everywhere? If your office looks like this, you may have found the reason you’re struggling to get things done. A cluttered workspace leads to a cluttered, unproductive mind. We want to help you break free from your office mess and get organized so you can accomplish more each day. Here are a few ways the team at Simply Remarkable can help your organize your workspace.

Label Files: Those files don’t belong on top of your desk and chairs. They should be put away in a file cabinet in your office. But before you put them away, be sure to place labels on each to quickly identify the contents in them.



Organize Loose Papers: Are loose pieces of memos and other important documents strewn around your office and in your bag? Take time to organize them into certain files and then place them in convenient binders. Place reusable labels on each to help with organization.



Place Supplies in Jars: Can’t seem to find a pen even though you know you just had one? Gather up a few pens and place them in a jar on your desk. While you’re at it, throw in a pair of scissors, a tape roll and a pencil as well. You’ll need them at some point.



Clean Out Your Shelves: Remove all items from your shelves and throw away anything that has not been used in a while. Also, while you have everything off the shelves, clean and dust them. Finally, place items on the shelf that give you inspiration when you see them.



Use a Calendar: Either use a large desk calendar, a small calendar journal or calendar on your computer or cell. Whichever you choose, stick to it and update it regularly. It will be a great asset to your productivity.

Remove Distractions: If you struggle to stay on task or get distracted easily, try removing everything from your workspace. Place your cell phone in a drawer, close your door and have only essential items on your desk. This will help with your focus and productivity.

We realize some of you may think that there’s a method to your madness in your office, but we encourage you to try at least one of these organization tips. You might be surprised how great you feel and how well you perform as a result.

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