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5 Valuable Office Decluttering Tips

By De-de Mulligan

 

Whether you are working from home, back in the office, or making a hybrid approach, you must keep your workspace clear – especially if it has a dual purpose (i.e., the dining room table).

 

Why Declutter?

 

  • 83% of the workforce feel more productive and in control in a clutter-free environment
  • 80% of individuals state they never use the paper they file in cabinets
  • 15-20% of a company’s annual budget can be lost due to an untidy environment (papers accidentally were thrown away, files misfiled, confidential documents stolen)

*Sources: Oka and the National Association of Professional Organizers
 

6 Valuable Tips to Stop Clutter

 

  1. Implement a clean desk policy.
    This means no files or paper will be on the desk at the end of the day. All paper can be either be shredded, recycled, or filed in a folder.

  2. Ask a simple question, “Does this item have a purpose in the workplace?”
    If it does not, toss or shred it. Not sure if it is confidential? Error on the side of caution and shred it.

  3. Go through each desk drawer and put items of importance first for easy access.

  4. Scan or save important documents to the cloud.
    Once scanned, be sure to shred or archive the documents.

  5. Once a month, delete all unused apps on your desktop, tablet, and phone.
    Getting rid of unused apps not only saves on storage and improves processor speed, but it avoids scrolling through unnecessary apps to get to the ones you use regularly.

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