Looking back to the first day of work, it seemed so long ago, especially to think that your desk was so neat and tidy. As the days pass by, more and more items make their way onto your desk and slowly begin to create a clutter on your once neatly organised desk. Not only is it more difficult to locate your documents, it can also affect your mood at work. Check out these 5 office storage ideas to help bring your desk back to the organized and peaceful setting as it was on your first day of work!
Tip No.1: Categorise all your items
It’s always difficult to find somewhere to start when it comes to organising the pile of papers and items on your desk. To make this easier for yourself, start off by placing your items into categories, such as documents, stationery, snacks, or other. You can then decide how to best store these belongings based on the number of items in each category.
Tip No.2: Adopt magnetic/sticky wall hooks
Other than placing all your items on your desk, you can also choose to hang some on the walls of your cubicle, wall, or other areas by using magnetic or sticky wall hooks. This method may seem simple, but can save a lot of space on your desk.
Tip No.3: Make the most of the space under your desk
If the surface area of your desk isn’t enough, you can always venture downwards. This is especially useful when storing documents. By placing your older documents into plastic or cardboard boxes, you can relocate a lot of paper from the top of your desk to the unused space below, clearing up more of the clutter.
Tip No.4: Try out desk-size storage shelves
For the items, you need to use daily, try organising them with desk-size storage shelves, such as multi-layered paper trays or miniature drawers. You can also label the different shelves as to better locate your items when you need them.
Tip No.5: Whiteboards over sticky notes
Everyone in Hong Kong is always insanely busy at work, tackling multiple tasks at the same time every day. Many office workers like keeping sticky notes around to remind themselves of what needs to be done. However, more tasks mean more sticky notes, and this can easily cause a clutter on your work desk. Try substituting the traditional sticky note solution with a whiteboard where you can number all your tasks and organise them on one surface. Now you won’t have to worry about misplacing a sticky note.
Reminder: If you do have a significant number of items that need to be stored away at work, you can also consider placing them in a mini storage unit. Minibox Self Storage provides a variety of storage rooms in different sizes. For your office items, you can choose to rent the smallest size available to suit your needs.