As January progresses and we get further and further into the new year, you might be looking for ways to organize your office and reclaim your space from all the clutter that may have built up over the course of 2021 (or from the last couple of years!). This might even be more noticeable after coming back from your holiday break, and walking into an office that’s now a lot more noticeably messy.
If you think your business or office could stand to use a round of organizing or decluttering (or if it could just benefit from getting completely cleared out), there are plenty of ways to revamp your space, clean it out, and have it look its best again. Plus, starting 2022 off with a clear and organized workspace will only help you and set you up to head into the rest of 2022 with a positive and clear mindset. Plus, you might even be more productive!
Let’s face it, being productive and being happier in your workspace can really be impacted by how clean and organized your space is. After all, if you’re working in a dirty or jumbled space, your mind can easily reflect that. When your area is clean and organized, you’ll not only feel better, but will be able to work better. So how can you organize your business in 2022? Let’s find out!
How Declutter Your Office
In any decluttering process, the first step is to clear out or get rid of what you don’t need or won’t use. This tactic can really be applied to any clearing process, not just one for your business or office! You’ll be surprised to realize what your space has accumulated over the past year (or since whenever you last cleaned).
Once you’ve cleared out what you don’t want to keep in your space, figure out what you want to do with these spare items. Organize things into keep, throw out, sell, or give away sections, and deal with them accordingly. That way, the clutter is gone and the organization can begin!
Once you’ve gotten rid of the junk, where do you even start in the organization process?
Organize Your Habits
Even if you’ve cleared out noticeable junk or items that cause clutter, there might still be a lot left over that you don’t actually use. We’re talking about stuff that can fly under the radar – papers, napkins, random books or office materials, whatever! Toss them, shred them, or otherwise eliminate them.
From there, organize the items that are really left over, and make sure you’re keeping efficiency in mind. This can mean organizing the physical items on your desk a certain way, but even looking at the bigger picture when it comes to your business. What’s not serving you (services, accounts, or otherwise)? What’s not making you any money? Take stock of your efficiency and how well your business is currently running – and see what you can do to improve!
If you haven’t already, eliminate paper or items that cause clutter when it comes to your files or record keeping. Digitizing everything not only makes you more organized, but frees up a huge amount of space and really allows you to organize your office to its fullest potential.
From client records, to internal communications, to physical bills, make sure everything is digitized and in automated form. This will enhance your space and the efficiency of your business! Plus, if you don’t already have systems set up for managing bills, payroll, or sending invoices, set up or invest in an automated system that will manage all of that for you.
Get into Healthy Habits
A great way to start the new year right is not only by decluttering your business and organizing your space, but also organizing your mind! This is the year to practice healthy habits, and to finally address or implement something you’ve wanted to for a while. From switching banks or account managers, to hiring new employees, now’s the time to get that done. Start 2022 the right way – and with efficiency!
There’s never a better time to physically and professionally take control and organize your office, and even your life! Get ahead of spring cleaning while setting yourself up for success all year. Additionally, if you find yourself in need of decluttering solutions even after cleaning out your office, check out Portable Storage Near Me. No matter what size storage container you need to free up the space in your office, we’ve got you covered with our network of portable storage providers. Explore now!