Ask anyone around you about organizing your home or office, and each person will give you different advice. Some believe that being organized gives you greater control over your life. Others will tell you that it gives you freedom and happiness.
What seems to be a universal truth about organizing is that once you have completed an organizing project, it just feels good. It’s fulfilling to see the progress you made, and taking before and after pictures can remind you of this as you move on to other organizing efforts.
Taking on an organizing project in your office or home can seem overwhelming. Instead, think of it as a series of projects or an ongoing one rather than something you will get buried in. Look at the big picture and then divide it down until you get to a size project you can manage. That may be one office, cubicle, room, or closet.
That way, you can plan where to start and once that first project is done, then move to the next. After that, keep the momentum going until you run out of tasks to do. When you reach that point, it will likely be a habit, and you may want to reorganize some of your earlier spaces.
How to Get Started
Here are some suggestions to help you in your organizational efforts:
- Get rid of anything that you don’t need or want. What haven’t you used lately? Could you resell it? Donate it? Or should it be thrown away or recycled?
- Make sure your office has work zones such as your main workspace, a filing reference area, and a supply space or closet. This will help you put things in their proper place by category.
- Keep things you use all the time within reach unless you want to get up and go across the room to increase your daily steps.
- If you don’t have one, buy a suitable labeler that is easy to use. Labeling shelves, bins, drawers, etc., will help you stay organized, especially if you have others using the same space and items.
- Can you rework your filing system and move much—or all—to digital filing? If so, chances are you can cut back on physical storage space. You will want to back up your computer files regularly, and you might be able to revise what is left of your physical files so that it functions even more smoothly with your current workflow.
- Organize your desktop. Start by clearing it completely and only put back the items you need and use regularly. Clear the accumulated piles by filing each item where it belongs—file, recycle, or shredder.
- Sort mail and get it to the proper place—delegate, deal with it, file it, or discard it.
Supplies to Help You Reach Your Goals
At Pinnacle Packaging, we have many different items that can help you with your organizational goals. We carry bins, shelving, and storage items such as wire shelving, plastic, and cardboard storage boxes and totes, as well as markers, stencils, and spray stencil inks.
We can also provide you with a wide variety of warehouse supplies. These products, such as knives, staplers, adhesives, rubber bands, carton stands, and white/cork boards, may also come in handy as you reorganize.
If you choose to pursue an organization project, we are excited for you to discover how much of a difference it can make for you and your business. If you have any questions about these or any of our products, contact us here, and we will be happy to help you.
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