Whether you’re a start-up or a large company with years of experience, there’s likely one thing you can work on – organization. Organization and productivity go hand-in-hand. Tidying up your workspace can help you stay on task and on top of what you’re doing. Here are some tips that will help you organize your office – and your mind!
1. Clear Your Space
Your workspace is feeling messy and you’re ready to get things in order. Looking at the chaos that is your desk or cubicle, you might not know where to begin. Start by getting rid of anything unnecessary. Go through drawers, cabinets, and file boxes to pull out items you haven’t used in months. Recycle or throw out those years-old samples, supplies, or papers that you’ll never need again. You’re sure to find certain items you can’t toss because you might need them at some point, such as important files, tax documents, marketing materials, or even furniture. You need to find a place for them that’s easy to access but doesn’t take space from the items you use daily. That’s when a self storage unit can come in handy. Citiwide offers self storage units perfect for file boxes or office furniture.
2. Rethink Your Workplace
Take the time to reflect on the way you’re using your office. You might be used to seeing furniture arranged in a certain way, but is that the most efficient use of space? Grab a measuring tape, jot down the dimensions of your furniture, and sketch out some different ways to set up your office. Reimagine each corner of the room, consider new configurations, and try moving your furniture. Redesign your workspace layout to make it work for you and not the other way around. Take into consideration natural light, the flow of foot traffic, and how many people will be using the area. If you and your coworkers have a tight space, you may want to consider standing desks. They take up less room and research has shown standing desks to improve productivity.
3. Invest in a Self Storage Unit
It’s not professional or comfortable to have your office piled with paperwork or inventory. Whether you have customers in the office often or the occasional client, it’s not a good idea to present a messy front. No matter how hard we try to stay organized, it’s impossible if we don’t have enough room to put everything away. Having a self storage unit near your workplace will make cleaning up that much easier. By adding that extra space you’ll be able to hold more stock while having a healthier work environment. At Citiwide, you’re sure to find the size and price that works best for you – and your budget!
4. Create a Routine
Organization isn't a one-and-done situation. After you’ve cleaned your space, you’ll need to take some time each day to keep it that way. Devote 15 minutes to updating your to-do list, organizing your files, or physically cleaning your office by dusting and wiping down surfaces. Making cleanliness a habit will help you to keep an efficient and professional work environment that will impact your productivity for the better.
Don’t wait any longer to start organizing your workspace. If you need extra room, find the Citiwide self storage location closest to you and let our friendly and professional team assist you in finding the right unit for you and your business. An organized workplace will make you more productive, and we’d love to help you achieve that. Rent a self storage unit and get the room to grow that your business needs.