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Tips for Downsizing Your Office Space

How long have you had your office?  If it’s been awhile, you probably need this article.  You may be making justifications for the state of your office, like you “have a system” or you “work well with disorganization”, but getting organized is a great way to make your work life more efficient.  

These Tips Will Help You Organize If You’re Relocating Your Office

Whether you are just looking to do some Spring cleaning, or you’re relocating your office, these common issues and their solutions will help you reorganize and reboot your workspace.

Too Many Papers

Almost every office has this issue- just too much paperwork.  Take time to go through all of the papers in your office and get rid of anything you don’t need anymore. Once you’ve sorted out what you don’t need, start organizing what you do need.  In order to do this, you want to have a carefully planned system before you start reorganizing.  Take note of what you have and why you would look for it.  If you don’t have a lot of people in your office, personalizing your filing system may make sense.  For example, if you are a construction company, it might be easiest to separate residential projects from other projects.  If you have a lot of employees, a simplified system is best.

Not Prepared for Organization

Organizing is great- when you have the right tools.  Make sure you have plenty of supplies that will help you organize.  Once you’ve sorted everything, you will be able to determine your storage needs.  Do not purchase storage or filing cabinets before sorting through your items that need to be filed. You may find that you prefer a new system, and only require small storage for files you previously needed extra space for and vice versa.

Taking Up Unnecessary Space

Sometimes, we just have too much stuff- or the wrong stuff.  Modern office support items are designed to take up less space and make things more streamlined.   Consider trading outdated electronics for slimmer, more modern versions.   Invest in clever storage units that are designed to save space.  

Consolidating your office is something you should do regularly, but especially if you are planning to relocate.  Have you thought about moving your office to a new location?  Let us know in the comments below!

Tips for Downsizing Your Office Space was last modified: May 8th, 2018 by Gary Thacker

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