How to Keep Your Office OrganizeD:
As a college student, I had to become organized in order to succeed in college. I also live in a small apartment, I had to come up with ideas to maximize my space. In this blog post, I’m going to share with you tips and tricks to make the most out of your small office space and how to keep it organize every day.
Know what you have, what you need, and what you don’t need:
We tend to collect and save things in our drawers or boxes with the thought that we are going to give it use some day. Guess what? That day never comes, because we end up buying the same thing that we saved somewhere in the office.
Choose a day of the week to get everything out of boxes or drawers and organize it into groups. For example, group everything in its own category: pens, color pencils, erasers, markers, paper… e.t.c.
Throw away all the office supplies that are broken, missing pieces, or no longer work. Make a box or a bag with all the office supplies that you want to donate. Keep only what you are really going to use. You don’t need 10 black pens, keep the 5 pens that you really like.
2. Find a place for everything:
I like to use my old candle’s jars to put my pens, markers, and highlighters. I like to group them in a way that is easy for me to remember and easy to see. Big markers with big markers, thin markers with thin markers, highlighters (big or small), sharpies with sharpies, and pens with pens. Remember how I told you to save 5 pens from all the ones you had? Well, I group of those pens in another container to use them when the current ones that I have run out of ink. That way I don’t have to search like crazy for a specific pen!
3. Label Everything:
Label your storage drawers to know exactly what is inside of each one of them. The first two drawers of my storage drawer (right side of the picture) have everything related to school supplies, things that don’t fit on my desk. The third drawer has everything related to technology (charging cables, laptop cable, batteries… e.t.c.).
I put a label on each drawer and I make sure to put whatever I use back on that drawer, no matter how lazy or tired I am. The only way to keep your office organized all the time is to take care of the drawers and to put everything back in the drawer.
4. Free Printable:
My brother texts me all the time asking me, “where is the printer paper? where is the stapler? where is the glue? where are the markers? where is…?” All the time! I decided to create a cheat sheet for him. Since my drawers are either color coded or labeled, I put where everything is on the printable sheet.
The rule in my room: “You can use anything you need, but you must return it to the place you found it.” 😉
I hope you find this printable helpful! Do you have other office organization tips? Write it in the comment section. 🙂
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