Whether it’s the kitchen table, the sofa, the dining room or you’re lucky enough to have your very own office space, sometimes working from home or completing those admin tasks isn’t as easy or as quick as we’d like them to be. Kids toys, paperwork from years ago that’s no longer needed, unopened letters, broken pens, no paper, dust, bad lighting, clutter – if any of these things in your work area sound familiar then you need to seriously declutter and sort out your space.
Unsure of where to start? Don’t worry, here you’ll find some super simple ways to boost the productivity of your workspace with these 4 easy steps.
Get your stationary supplies on point
We’ve all been there – desperately looking around for a pen and a piece of paper to write something down. Well, organise your stationary and make your workspace the one place you can rely on for all your stationery needs. From your stapler to your printer ink – check out printer inks for the latest prices of ink cartridges – you need to ensure that you have a plentiful supply of everything. And store it all accordingly. From pretty pencil pots to cute little desktop drawers for paper clips and stamps, if you keep everything in their place you’ll working life will run much, much smoother.
Clear that clutter
No one can work productively next to their kids toys, dirty coffee cups, messy paper, falling files and a dusty, grimy desk space. Take a little time to completely strip your desk, give it a good clean and go through each item individually to see what should stay and what should go. If you need every bit of paper in that overflowing pile, take a little time to organise it into a file and place it elsewhere in the office. Try to keep your desk space clear and as streamlined as possible.
Up your lighting game
Working in the gloom is no good for your eyes, your productivity or your mental health. You should try to fill your workspace with as much natural light as possible. And for those long nights where you’re working into the early hours, you’re going to need some good artificial lighting. A desk lamp, and an overhead light in the room that it’s too overbearing. Once you get the balance right, those long nights won’t seem as miserable.
Never underestimate the power of nature. Especially in your workspace. Introduce a little greenery into your office and you’ll notice a few things. Firstly, the room will look good and well taken care of, it’ll also help to clean and purify the air around you which is good for your health and, did you know that greenery actually helps to reduce your blood pressure and your stress levels? So having an office plant is good for your mental health too. If keeping plants alive isn’t really your forte, don’t worry – treat yourself to a lovely artificial one instead.