An office environment is a place where organisational practices can easily fall to the wayside, with disorganised spaces quickly taking over. With so many people being involved in the implementation of certain procedures and systems, it sometimes helps to create areas that utilise space effectively as well as maintaining an organised and tidy office. Here are some tips for making better use of the space available to you, as well as storage options that can help maintain a tidy and organised office.
Use hidden spaces
Take advantage of the space you have available to you and utilise corners more; you can create spacious corner cupboard and units that will not only give you space to store folders or equipment but will also double up as an additional work area if need be. Likewise, wall space is often neglected and this is a great way to store goods without taking up valuable floor space. Use floor to ceiling bookcases to store ring binders or other necessary information, which you can keep out of cupboards for easy access as well as keeping all of the information in one place rather than dotted around the office. Or use hanging file drawers as an alternative to bookcases if you are short on space, as a way of keeping your information organised and in one place without losing valuable space along the way.
Keep cables organized
In an office environment, where you have many computers and electrical items in one place, it can easily become a mess when it comes to cords, cables and wires. A great tip to keep things organised is to use cable separators which will keep the cables for each item separate. This not only makes things look far tidier and keep wires out of the way, preventing accidents from tripping over them, but it also helps keep you organised when it comes to moving items or replacing them, as you will know what belongs to each product.
Use dedicated storage systems
Utilise one of the many shelving or organisational systems on offer for offices, which will provide you with all of the storage units you will need to maintain an organised and easily accessible space. In offices, it can quickly become cluttered and difficult to find information or products you need. So by making use of your space with a dedicated storage area, you can keep the office looking tidy and functioning better too. Items such as slide-away keyboard shelves and folding tables will keep the space you have used to a minimum too.
An office space is an area that requires an organised system in order to run effectively, and with so much going on and a vast amount of information and products to store, it can quickly become a mess. By dedicating some time to utilising the space you have, whether it is large or small, you can create storage systems that will not only keep your office looking tidier but will help keep you more organised as well.
Sue Kirkham is an interior designer who specialises in making space even in the smallest of rooms.