De-Cluttering Your Office


Research shows physical clutter damages your ability to focus and limits your brain’s ability to process information.

In order to make the year of 2014 a successful one, it’s important to start it off right. This means optimizing your workplace environment by removing clutter, and therefore stress, while boosting productivity through habits of organization.

It is so easy to become buried in paperwork, despite living in the era of the “paperless office.” One of the most important steps in de-cluttering your office is creating a file organization system. Here are three file organization tips:

1. Create a Daily Document System

Try labeling several folders at your desk by day of the week so you know what has to get done and filed away each day.

2. Designate a Filing Cabinet for Regular Files

Have a designated spot for important documents, and get into the habit of putting files away immediately, rather than allowing them to collect on your desk.

3. Keep Only What You Need at Arm’s Length

Store past client documents or any files you will not be continuously referring to throughout the year in an office file storage area.

For more tips on office organization, see the infographic below.