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Employees are considered as the lifeblood of a company. What you collectively do on an eight-hour shift can potentially dictate a business’s future and how fast it can get to succeed. Whether working from home or an office, it’s highly important to feel comfortable at your very workspace. Your cubicle or space can be tiny, and distractions may be on the loose here and there, but there’s just something comforting and inviting about an organized office, which, in fact, also boosts your work ethics.
Tired of the same old office setup? Do you want to feel and actually be more productive at work? Here are a few tips and ways that can possibly help make an office more organized and conducive:
Let Light In
Ideally, offices should have enough windows to let in all the natural light you need. You might be wondering and asking yourself, “Is there really a need for that?” Technically, yes, because the sun helps boost your mood; hence, it makes you even more productive. However, not all office spaces get access to natural light, and not every company has large windows where sunlight can freely flow and reflect inside. With that, we advise that you get adequate lighting through artificial sources of light, such as lamps to help facilitate tasks like reading, writing, etc.
Mind Your Space
Can we even forget about this? The most important thing for being comfortable at the office is actually having your own space, with a proper chair and a functional desk. You might want to take a quick look through Magnificent Hardware’s aluminum profiles for office dividers and organizers so you’ll have better space and enough privacy where you can comfortably work.
More than anything, you may also want to consider getting a chair with armrests low enough for your shoulders to either stay relaxed or extend to your desk. Speaking of desks, these are just as important as your chair. With desks, you’ll want to make sure that this one’s at an ideal height, one where you can comfortably work, navigate through, and place some of your office essentials.
Get Rid of Unnecessary Clutter
We know, this is going to be hard. You may want to keep a photo of your family, your dog, your best friend, or your spouse on your table. We get it. You can definitely do this. Keep or display small trinkets that can make you feel comfortable or at home. However, know the difference between those you really need and those you can put away (or better yet, throw away).
Stay organized by decluttering your office stuff from time to time. Start throwing away old receipts and papers, which you think don’t serve any purpose anymore. As much as possible, try to incorporate a minimalist desk setting. Include only your office desktop or laptop, pens, a pair of eyeglasses maybe, and a small notepad. Practice the art of having less, because sometimes less is more. And besides, who would even want to work on a desk full of clutter?
Use Storage Boxes
If your budget and your office allow it, then, by all means, bring a few small to medium-sized storage boxes at work and start organizing your things! Absolutely nothing wrong with storing away your stuff in designated boxes, at least you know where to grab it in an instant.
Have A Trash Can Within Your Reach
Sometimes, it’s used papers and receipts that take up so much space on your desk. Make it a habit to leave a trash can near you, just within your reach. If you still need to stand up and walk to the bin only to throw something, then that’s already too far away from you. Also, you wouldn’t want to be playing paper toss during office hours as this can 1) add more clutter or trash around, and 2) distract you from continuously doing your work. Make sure you have a tiny trash bin that you can easily and quickly reach from your desk.
An organized workspace helps you get more things done in no time. Everything starts with giving you a mere, clean space to work, and the rest follows. Make sure to keep your workspace clean and neat 24/7 to give way to an even more productive and time-efficient workday.
Edwin Deponte is a motivational writer who is also passionate about Social Marketing. He believes in others’ abilities and tends to bring out people’s hidden potentials through his words of inspirations and motivational articles.