Guest blog post written by B.OK Wellbeing Partner and Organisation Expert Bridget Johns (@be.simplyfree).
A cluttered and disorganised office can be a major source of stress and hinder productivity. Bridget Johns, Organisation Expert and Founder of Be Simply Free, understands the importance of creating an efficient and inspiring workspace. Whether you work from home or in a traditional office setting, these are her top five tips to help you transform your office into a well-organised and productive environment.
- Sort and Simplify First
Before diving into organising your office, start by decluttering your space. Remove any unnecessary items, outdated documents, and broken equipment. Sort the remaining items into categories such as office supplies, files, and personal belongings. Consider donating or recycling items that are no longer needed. By decluttering first, you’ll have a clean canvas to work with.
Once you have decluttered the items you no longer need, develop systems to ensure the items that do stay in your office stay organised. Create a daily routine that includes tidying up at the end of each workday. Take a few minutes to clear your desk, put away supplies, and file any loose papers. Make it a habit to follow this routine, and you’ll start each day with a clean and organised workspace, fostering productivity and reducing stress.
- Streamline Your Digital Workspace
In today’s digital age, organising your virtual workspace is just as crucial as physical organisation. Sort, simplify and systemise your files on your computer, ensuring that everything is logically arranged in folders. Don’t forget to back up important documents regularly. Consider implementing a cloud-based storage solution for seamless access to your files from any device.
- Optimise Ergonomics
A well-organised office is not only visually appealing but also supports your physical well-being. Take the time to assess and optimise your workspace ergonomics. Ensure your chair is comfortable and provides proper back support. Position your computer monitor at eye level to prevent neck strain. Keep frequently used items within easy reach to avoid unnecessary stretching or reaching.
- Personal Touches
You probably spend a third of your day at work so make it enjoyable to be in your space. Incorporating personal touches in your office space can significantly enhance its ambiance. Adding greenery through plants brings a touch of nature, while adding artwork or motivational quotes to your walls or the desktop wallpaper can inspire and uplift your mood.
An organised office environment is essential for optimal productivity and a clear mindset. By implementing these top five tips you can transform your office into an organised oasis.
Learn how to optimise your mind, calendar and spaces with the Mindful Space activity included in the B.OKideas Workplace Welcome gift box.