Your office is where you spend a large portion of your life, and as such, you should keep it nice and tidy. Having a neat office to work in will clear your mind and improve your productivity. Here are a few tips for decluttering your office.
There are probably so many things you don’t need in your office. Trying to decide what is important and what isn’t can be a hard task, especially when you’re not sure if you really need something for your business or not. So start over — empty your desk and drawers and put everything in a box in a separate room. Then, when you need something, take it out of the box and put it in the appropriate drawer. You can discard whatever is left in the box that you don’t need after a month or two.
Whenever possible, scan documents and upload them to a cloud storage application. Discard the actual paper. Invest in a shredder to protect your personal information.
Declutter the Cables
Cables from your computer, fax machine, webcam, etc can easily get too hard to manage. Whenever possible, go wireless and cut the cord. Label whatever cables are left over so that you can keep them organized. Use a special grid box that is designed to manage cables to keep them from becoming messy.
Give Your Office a Structure
Keep your most important things in the drawers and cabinets closer to you. Put your less important things further away. Make sure your office has a structure you can work with.