If your office is starting to look more like a storage room than a workspace, then it's time to get rid of the clutter! But before you start randomly tossing items in the trash, consider following a systematic approach to decluttering your office. It's an easy and effective way to maximize your space, increase productivity, and get organized. In this blog post, we'll discuss the step-by-step process of how to declutter your office in a systematic way. So if you're ready to say goodbye to the mess, keep reading for all the tips and tricks you need to know!
Schedule Time for Cleaning
Cleaning and decluttering an office can be a daunting task, but it's important to create a clean and organized workspace. To achieve this, the first step is to schedule time for cleaning. It's not a task that should be taken lightly or done haphazardly. By setting a date and time, you're dedicating time to make sure your office is clean and clutter-free. In addition to setting a cleaning schedule, it's crucial to stick to it. Make sure to put the cleaning day on your Calendar or in your Planner. Treating this as an appointment, not just a task, will help you maintain the discipline required to create an organized and functional workspace.
Create a Filing System
Having a clear and organized Filing System is essential to maintaining a clutter-free office. It not only helps you keep track of important documents, but also saves you time and frustration when trying to locate them. Start by identifying the different categories that your documents fall into. For example, you may have categories such as invoices, contracts, client information, and employee records. Use clear and descriptive labels for each category to make it easier to identify and locate specific documents. You may use files with Magnified Labels for even faster identification. Once you have established your filing system, make sure to file your documents regularly to avoid a buildup of clutter.
Get Rid of Unnecessary Supplies
When you take a good look at your office supplies, you may notice that there are some things that you rarely or never use. These are taking up valuable space in your office and only add to the clutter. It's time to get rid of them.
Start by going through all of your supplies, from staplers and paperclips to sticky notes and highlighters. Create piles for things you use regularly, things you rarely use, and things you never use. Once you have cleared out all the unnecessary supplies, organize what's left. Arrange them neatly in Stackable Organizers or in Desktop Drawers. If you still have too much clutter, try using Document Sorters to keep things separate.