Every year when the calendar flips from one year to another, millions of people around the world resolve to get healthier, exercise more, quit smoking, or reduce debt. But have you given much thought to getting your home or office in order?
Take a good look at your home or office space. Is it organized and tidy? We put together a few tips to help you get a leg up on the new year and start off organized!
If you take a look around your space and instantly feel overwhelmed on where to get started - just start small! Rather than taking on a massive organizing project, break your project up into pieces. Whether it’s a small pile of clutter in the corner or shredding all of those outdated documents, pick a small area in your home and jump right in.
You’d be surprised how motivational completing a small project is. It’s the perfect way to get you one step closer to the big picture.
One of the biggest misconceptions is that a room can be transformed into an organized area in a matter of minutes. Most rooms or offices do not become disorganized overnight but rather over months or years - it will take time to declutter and organize. So cut yourself some slack, and be patient. Depending on the size and scope of your project, it may take some time to get your space organized.
Clean Out Your Files
It’s easy for your cabinets and folders to become overstuffed with outdated paperwork. Use this time to purge the old and make room for the new. We suggest starting with your client, reference, and financial files. Ask yourself whether or not these documents will be relevant to your work in the new year. The goal is clear - when the new year hits, you should be able to file any new document in seconds!
Find a Home for Everything
The trick to remaining decluttered is to keep everything in its place. Every time a piece of paper or mail comes into your home or across your desk put it away. Whether you file it, recycle it, or shred it, just don’t wait. One paper will turn in a pile in the blink of an eye!
Make a Long-Term Commitment
Organizing doesn’t end once you’ve completed your first sweep through your home or office. Organization is an evolving and ongoing process. For example, you will need to regularly pick up things around your space and be sure to place everything in its proper place.
Additionally, you need to be flexible with your organization plans. As your schedules and lives change you will need to change the way you organize your home and office to fit with your evolving schedule.
Don’t Forget Your Home Office
Office clutter can accumulate from year to year. When you work from home and get busy, you're bound to create some clutter. A few piles here, a stack of files over there, and suddenly you won't be able to see your computer screen!
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help
What happens when you declutter and still can’t find a home for everything? What happens when you don’t have enough space for all of your furniture, art, and personal treasures and trinkets? Rather than throwing away certain items, consider renting a self-storage unit for the excess materials cluttering up your space.
A self-storage unit allows you to place your non-essential office items in storage so you can rest assured knowing your belongings are safe, secure, and protected.
At Morespace, we provide modern storage facilities centrally located in Dubai. Our affordable units are secure, temperature controlled, dust free, and pest controlled. Whether you need a storage unit for a few months or for long-term storage, we've got you covered.
Contact the professionals at Morespace and together we can determine which size storage unit will best suit your needs! We look forward to hearing from you.
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