How to make the most out of the space in your office

August 18th, 2016

How can you make the most of your office space? The best way to make the most out of your office space is to make a floor plan and decide how you are going to use every bit of space in your office that you can. You would be surprised at how many ways you can actually enhance your office space sometimes by something as simple as rearranging your office furniture.

Firstly, the most important thing to do is set up limits to your office space. This is important because it shows you clear boundaries as to what is yours and what needs to be utilised and organised. This is your personal work space, so be proud of it and make the most of it.

Secondly, get rid of anything and everything that is not directly related to your work. Every single thing in your office that is not work-related is another distraction, waiting to happen. It’s okay to have a few things, like pictures up, to remind yourself why you work, but don’t get carried away – a few here and there will work.

Thirdly, organisation is key! This is probably the most important factor in any office, home or otherwise. How can you make the most of your space if you can’t see your space underneath all the clutter? Attempting to find supplies or materials in clutter wastes a lot of valuable time, as well. Don’t mess things up, always put them back where they belong, and keep a daily routine so that it gets burned into your mind to do these things automatically. Soon, you’ll be putting things away and organising without realising it.

Fourthly, look at your office from an outside perspective once in a while, or bring in some friends to help point out hidden spaces and compartments. Sometimes you can get complacent with what you have and overlook things. By forcing yourself to look at it from a different perspective, you might see a way to file those papers you hastily stuffed in that box at the last minute and forgot about. By bringing in friends and asking them for their opinions on how to improve, they might be able to condense some space for you or create some more space for you.

Finally, the last idea is to compartmentalise. This goes along with organisation, but in a neater (and boxier) way. Label everything and have a specific place to put everything – organise by dates, invoices, names, or however you want. The key here is to organise and make it neat, so that you can find everything in a timely manner later.