Is Your Office A Mess? Some Clever Tips To Banish The Clutter Forever
Are you half buried under a pile of paper right now? Are your feet tangled in a thousand cords running underneath your desk? If the answer is yes, then it sounds like you need a bit of help tidying up your office.
It’s nothing to be embarrassed about. been there, done that! The worrying thing is when that mess becomes chronic, unmanageable and gets in the way of your work.
I know that when my studio is messy I first need to tidy it up and then I am good to go to start checking things off my to do list.
So, do not fear my friend!! The following is a list of clever ideas to help you banish the clutter in your office forev-uh.
hide the unessential
Duh! You don’t need everything you have ON your desk. Period. Think carefully about the objects that you actually need. The ones that you don’t use often, but still need to be around for once in a while, can go into drawers, boxes, shelves or whatever you have that can neatly hide all the unessential. Often we build up piles of clutter because our brains trick us into thinking that all the stuff we have is important. It’s not. And the moment that we have a clean desk, the brain starts to focus on the more important things.
Modern offices are chock full of electronics. And, as anybody who has ever managed PC cables will know, there’s A LOT of them. Printers, chargers, HDMIs, you name it.
Managing cables in your office is important for a couple of reasons. The first is safety,obviously. Cables shouldn’t be weaving their way around walkways. Duh x2! That’s a surefire way to be on the receiving end of a lawsuit (yeap! indeed things like that haaaaappen).
The other issue is just the mess and the effect that this has on your psychology (which is a biggy, don’t ya think?) You can take cable management to the next level with a few simple tricks. Cheap cable management options are available at IKEA. These often hook onto the back of your desk and look a bit like guttering. Affordable AND convenient
Call In The Pros
Sometimes your office is grubby. And for that reason, you’re less inclined to declutter and organize. What the point of doing that when you’re left with something that still looks bad?
This is where office cleaning services come into their own (yes they exist and save lives). Pros are often able to do a much better job of cleaning than you would be able to do by yourself. They’ll get your office looking better than you could’ve ever imagined. And then you’ll have more incentive to sort out the rest of it. It’s hard to be bothered when you don’t have any pride in your environment.
Get A Different Perspective
Being in your office all day, every day often makes it harder for you to see where your trouble spots are. This is where taking your own photos of your office can really come in handy! A photo will give you a new perspective on your office space and show you where your trouble spots are. And then you will figure it out so much easily! yup
Hope that helps! What are your neat tricks on decluttering your office?