Not only is an office that’s cluttered one that’s unsightly, but it’s also not very safe. It can be easy to put off a lot when you have so many other things to take care of but making sure your office is decluttered will make you safer and a bit more productive.
Oh! Those Cords!
It’s never a pretty thing when you walk into an office and see masses of cords snaking all over the floor. It can also be quite unsafe as they can easily make someone trip and fall. You might consider running them across the floors and hiding them with those ugly black rubber strips, but that isn’t a very pretty solution.
Why not invest in a great hideaway outlet or two that will allow you to have your cords where you need them and then when you don’t need the outlet, you can simply hide it away? This might do wonders when it comes to having cords safely stowed. Also, if you unplug those energy vampires like laptops and such when you aren’t using them, you can save on your electric bill.
Clean the Closets
Closets are great for storing things, but it’s all too easy for them to end up as a catch-all for various things that don’t necessarily need to be in your office at all times. When it comes to achieving clear cut office spaces, cleaning out the closets can go a long way. The closets might be a clear-cut space for nothing, but coats and umbrellas as opposed to stuffed with so much detritus that when you open the door, stuff falls on you. That isn’t safe at all.
Label Bins and Shelves
Putting labels on your bins and shelves will assist you when it comes to remembering where everything goes once you’ve gotten it out. Make an inbox for new projects and incoming mail. You might also want to make an outbox for things you’re done with too.
Additionally, you can label your drawers so that anyone coming into your office will immediately know where to find what they need, such as staplers, pens, etc. If you have an excess of office supplies or anything else, you might want to look into moving them out of the office so that they aren’t cluttering up the floor and other spaces and becoming a hazard.
Straighten It Up
The very best way to reduce the clutter in your office is to straighten up the office area and your desk on a daily basis. Your office can’t become a cluttered-up mess if you take a maximum of 15 minutes each day to clean and straighten it up.
It doesn’t take much for an office area to become hazardous to the safety of everyone who comes into it. Likewise, it doesn’t take much to get rid of the clutter to ensure that everyone is as safe as they possibly can be.