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Office spring cleaning: how to get organised in 3 easy steps

It may not quite feel like it yet but spring is on its way and it’s time to get on top of your office spring cleaning. Whether you’re tackling an untidy home office or a bigger, commercial space, there are a few basic principles to bear in mind. By following these 3 simple steps, you should succeed in creating a clean and clear space.

Stock up on storage solutions

No spring cleaning project will work if you don’t have the right storage solutions in place. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of options on offer. You can take your pick from a host of products, including cabinets, lockers, drawers and shelving. You don’t have to sacrifice style for practicality either. Office furnishing specialists offer storage systems in a range of finishes. Whether you’re after veneers, glass, plastic, metal or wood, you won’t struggle to find the right solution for your work area.

If you’re a little short on square footage, you can take advantage of full-height storage products, and under-desk pedestals are also a space saving option. Always get more storage than you think you’ll need too. It’s surprising how quickly shelves and drawers fill up, and it’s better to have a little extra space than to have your storage solutions bursting at the seams.

Declutter

Once you’ve got your stylish new cabinets, pedestals and so on in place, it can be tempting to just pile in your papers, books and more. Before you do this though, take some time to go through all of these resources to see which you actually need and which can be thrown away or recycled.  Decluttering like this can be a great feeling, and it will make finding the documents and other resources that you really do need much quicker and easier.

Bear in mind that if you’re getting rid of paperwork that contains sensitive or confidential information, you’ll need to take care to shred it.

Find the perfect filing system

Last but not least, make sure you put an effective filing system in place. Simply shoving documents into drawers and other storage areas might save you time now, but it’ll make your life harder in the long run. Whether you opt for paper trays, baskets or something else, find a system that works for you. It’s also a good idea to use labels to remind you where things go, and once you’ve established the system, make sure you stick to it.

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