Many households have either a home office or an office area where a computer and important documents are stored. It’s easy for this area to get out of control as more and more documents pile up. The large number of documents coupled with the numerous cords running to and from the computer can make the space feel cluttered and dirty. Here are 3 tips to keep the space clean and organized.
1. Determine Which Documents Are Important and Which Have Important Information
The first step to organizing your office space is to eliminate unnecessary documents. Many printers have scanners built in, so you may already have a scanner without knowing. If you do not have a scanner, you should probably invest in a 3 in one printer, scanner and copier. Once you’ve secured a scanner you should begin organizing the documents. Legal documents such as birth certificates should be filed away in a portfolio; everything else can be scanned and thrown away.
2. Get Rid Of As Many Cords As Possible
Another great strategy for getting rid of office space clutter is to get rid of unnecessary cords. Wireless keyboard and mouse sets can be purchased from any electronic store for less than 30 dollars. These go a long way to cut some of the clutter since often the only two cables that aren’t easily hidden are the keyboard and mouse. Another way to cut the cord is to consider buying an all in one computer or laptop to replace your tower. This is a much more expensive option, but if you haven’t updated your computer in a few years it is definitely worth looking into.
3. Get Rid Of Any Unnecessary Fixtures
Many of us like to decorate our computer desks with small knickknacks. While these knickknacks look good when they are first set up, overtime they are thrown askew and often only end up contributing to the clutter. Sometimes these knick-knacks also serve as a distraction during homework and often end up being more trouble than they’re worth.
Guest Post by Maria Rainier. She is a freelance writer and blog junkie. She is currently a resident blogger at First in Education where she’s written on teaching jobs along with online esthetician programs. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, playing piano, and working with origami.