Spring Clean Your Office

The winter weather is fading away, flowers are blooming, and files are piling up on your desk, and maybe even your floor. Out with the old and in with the new! Time to get rid of the junk you don’t need and actually be able to use the space in your office. Get this done in just three easy steps.

Step 1

Sort through your files. If you haven’t needed them in the last year, they don’t need to be on your desk, or anywhere in site. Get a filing cabinet that will be able to handle the amount of paper you’ll be putting in it. Problem solved. When you do randomly need to see your taxes from 1998, you’ll know where to find them. The rest of the time, they’ll be out of site and out of mind.

Step 2

Now that all the loose paper is organized, look through your drawers. You’ll probably find manuals for outdated technologies, cords that no longer fit into any of your devices, perhaps a secret snack stash. Clear it out! As stated, if you didn’t need it this past year, you probably don’t need it.

Step 3

Invest in organization accessories. Besides the filing cabinet(s) for all your files, you’ll want something to organize all your cords and cables and your desk drawers. Have several monitors on your desk? Clear that space and prop up your monitors with a desk mount. If you still need space, look into adding a hutch to your desk or a bookcase.