How to Organize an Office

How to Organize an Office: A Step-by-Step Guide

If you’re new to working from home, you’ll need to create a calm working environment from which you can carry out your daily duties. Office productivity is directly linked to how tidy the workspace is, so having a space that is free of clutter is vital. 

Organizing an office can be a task that you put off doing, especially when your office space is quite a mess. 

Is it time to grab the bull by the horns and set to work cleaning an office space so that you can use it?

Here’s how to organize an office in five easy steps. 

Step One: Evaluate 

The first step in office organization is to evaluate. Decide what you’ll be using the space for and what you’ll need in there.

Plan out where you’d like everything to be in the room. This stage is very important, and shouldn’t be skipped. 

Step Two: Gather Up All of the Trash and Recycling 

Next up you’ll need to start decluttering the space. You can start this off by throwing away anything that is trash. You should break down your trash into anything that can and can’t be recycled. 

Items that can be recycled include magazines and newspapers, junk mail, catalogs, old lists, and scraps of paper. 

Don’t be precious with anything. If you haven’t needed it so far, you’re unlikely to need it in the future. 

Step Three: Put Away Anything that Doesn’t Belong In Your Office

Your office space will no doubt be filled with things that don’t belong in that room. Often, the spaces we choose as our home offices become dumping grounds for all types of clutter. 

Take anything that doesn’t belong in your office and put it away elsewhere. 

Step Four: Sort and Pile 

The next stage of organizing an office will probably take you the longest. You’ll need to sort and pile everything in your office space so that you can give everything a proper home. 

Sort everything into piles based on the type of item it is. You’ll have already thrown away all of your rubbish and removed anything that doesn’t belong there, so in theory, everything you come across should stay. If there are any unwanted items, think about selling or donating them. 

Sort paperwork into stacks relating to what it is. Keep all your bills from certain providers together. 

If you don’t already have one, you may want to invest in a small filing cabinet. This blog post talks about the perfect office filing system for a home office. 

Finally, put everything away neatly. 

Step Five: Clean

Once you’ve cleared everything out and tidied everything away, it’s time to clean. Start off by cleaning all of your surface areas before vacuuming the floor. 

You may want to create a cleaning roster for your office space to keep it clean and tidy at all times.  

How to Organize an Office

Knowing how to organize an office will help you to keep your workspace calm and tidy. When your office is organized, you’ll feel more organized too. 

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