Tips To Clean Your Office

When doing taxes, we take boxes from shelves and dust off files to get to all the documents we need.

Isn’t that also a good start to cleaning the office?

Now we’re in a new tax year, perhaps it’s time to clear all the clutter that accumulates in an office. You know, the mysterious boxes under desks and folders full of long-forgotten projects.

To give you a hand, we’ve found a list of 21 tips to help get all your files and papers back in order. Here are some of the most useful ones:

  • Purge your office by getting rid of everything you haven’t used in a while.  If you find something broken, repair it or recycle it.
  • Gather everything up and put items where they’re supposed to be (so teaspoons leave desk drawers and go back in the kitchen).
  • Establish work zones and place your tools and furniture accordingly. For example, if you print more than anyone else, the printer should be close to you.
  • Archive your files. When a project is complete, put everything away. If it’s not being worked on, it doesn’t need to be in the way.
  • Straighten your desk. Tidy your workspace at the end of the day, so it’s clean and clear for the next morning.
  • File weekly. Don’t let things pile up, since it’ll seem overwhelming. A regular, office-wide, clear up will keep things nice and tidy.

Can you come up with any tips to add to the list?  Tell us in the comments.

There are 5 comments for this article
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  2. Euroffice Customer at 4:30 pm

    We have just started to archive all paperwork as digital, but we still have to keep the paper copy for at least 7 years – Go figure that one !!

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