Start the New Year with an Office Clear Out
Spring cleaning is a much-lauded tradition, but why not start a few months early? The benefits are endless, and they go beyond just clearing the clutter away, especially in a business environment. Here are just a few of the reasons that rousing the office for a de-cluttering can be hugely beneficial:
Fresh New Year, Fresh New Start
The New Year is a time for fresh starts, and an office clear out is a great way to commit to yours. Clearing out the office can be a symbolic as well as practical endeavour. Sure, there are stresses from 2015 that will follow you into 2016, but by creating a clean, open space in which to face those challenges, you can renew your enthusiasm and motivation, and that of your staff.
Reorganize and Regroup
Once you get underway, you’ll discover that one of the benefits of buckling down for a serious clear out is that you find things that you never thought you’d find (and perhaps some things you hadn’t even realised were lost). It gives you the opportunity to reconsider your filing processes and to revitalise your policies to prevent these kinds of glitches… which brings us to…
Taking Steps Towards Going Paper-Free
As long as you’re freeing up space, take those next steps toward a more paperless environment. It’s simply shocking how much office space you can reclaim by digitising, shredding, and recycling some of the endless piles of paper that organisations generate. The best thing about this is that by taking the leap now, you’ll keep your space clutter-free throughout 2016. It turns a temporary fix into an ongoing one. Welcome the improved efficiency of paperless-driven productivity!
Putting Your Newly Reclaimed Space to Use
Whether it’s a personal office, and you’ve got more room to stretch your legs, a small business where you’ll find you’re less likely to have to squeeze between a co-worker and a file cabinet, or a cubicle farm where reclaiming some extra square meters can give everyone a bit more breathing space, that extra room can be meaningful. It can mean room for a larger desk, another desk, or even just a place to add some greenery (or a new, nicer coffee machine!). You spend so much time in the office; it shouldn’t be spent between piles of stressful paperwork. Start 2016 off right, with a New Year’s cleaning!