How to Organize Your Office for Maximum Productivity


Everywhere we look, we’re told that being productive is the key to success, happiness, and peace of mind. Even though being productive is important, it’s still necessary to set boundaries and have time for yourself. Setting up a space for work is a great way to know when to work and when to take a break. If you work from an office building, then you already know how important offices are for productivity. If you’re working from home, you can make your own space that’ll be used for work. Therefore, here are some tips on how to organize your office and be productive:

Get a comfortable chair

There’s no point in having a fancy-looking office if you’re sitting on a chair that makes you feel uncomfortable. Finding a chair that works for you is crucial if you want to be productive and dedicate yourself to work. There are different types of chairs, so if you can’t decide which one is for you, feel free to try them all out until you settle for the one that’s comfortable. Before you start reorganizing and redecorating your office, always make sure you have the right chair so you’ll be able to work in peace without being disturbed by pain in your back.

Make two working zones

Having a computer and a no-computer zone can help you differentiate between your priorities and make you be more productive. That way, you’ll know when you’re doing what so there will be less confusion. Computer zone is obvious – that’s where you’ll keep your desktop or laptop and where all your cables and charges are. As for a no-computer zone, you can use that space to store all your files with documents, printer, scanner, and books – that place will be free of cables as much as possible. Having a distinction between these two can make you more organized and focused on your work.

Clear out the clutter

Unfortunately, many offices are too cluttered with unnecessary stuff so it’s difficult to stay on track and work without being distracted. That’s why it’s important to clear everything out so you’ll have a clear space that can only be used for work. After all, the office isn’t a storeroom, so it’s important to keep it mess-free as much as you can. There are many office storage solutions, from maxi bins to cabinets, just make sure to find something that isn’t too big for your office. Also, make sure to find items that are aesthetically pleasing so you’ll feel good while you’re working.

Get a bigger bin

Decluttering is when you clear out all the mess once in a while. But what if you have a lot of trash (discarded papers and sandwich wraps) and you can’t be bothered to empty the bin every time it gets full (which is pretty often). In that case, getting a bigger bin is a great solution as it allows you to discard all the unnecessary stuff but you also don’t need to empty it that often. Of course, in order to be able to do that, you should refrain from discarding food remains. Instead, use the bin for paperwork and if possible, find a way to sort out your trash, because it’s better for the environment.

Make it beautiful

It’s one thing to keep your office functional and organized, but if you want to have a pleasant time, you should also make it look nice. You don’t have to make it look like a furniture shop catalog, but at least try adding some decor pieces so it’ll still be attractive to a degree. Maybe add some potted plants and paintings that you enjoy looking add. A smaller colorful area rug can also enrich your office space. You don’t have to decorate a lot, but at least, try to make your office look less cold and corporate.

Being productive is connected to space we work at. If you feel like you lack energy, despite working hard and completing tasks, maybe it’s time to reorganize your office and see what happens. You don’t deserve to work in a cluttered office if you don’t have to. Do things step by step, and if you want to implement drastic changes, discuss it with your superiors first. But most importantly, start small and see where it takes you.