As 2014 is quickly coming to an end, businesses are gearing up for the new year with new plans for marketing, business performance and sales goals. Start 2015 with not just business goals but with a fresh start in the office in regards to organization and cleanliness. The surroundings of an office may not increase your growth figures but it is a good indicator to clients of how you run your business. Let’s look at a few steps you can take to start the year of fresh and clean.
- Papers, Papers, Papers! Take an inventory of the stacks of paper that are cluttering up your office. Separate them into categories of papers that need to find a home (file them), papers that need to be shredded and papers that can be disposed of through recycling. Papers are one of the largest cluttering factors in an office. Stacks of papers can send the message that you are disorganized, so clean up regularly not just during an end of year clean up.
- Office Supply Inventory – The end of the year is the perfect time to make lists of supplies that are low. For example is the stapler jamming? Is the copier machine in need of repair? This is a great time to see what works and what doesn’t work. Maybe some rearranging more than the monthly supply run is in order.
- Computer Clean Up – Now that your desk is more organized and you have taken inventory, you may want to “clean up” your desk top. Get rid of files that are no longer needed. Back up files that are are critical and organize folders to start the year off right.
Now that you have taken these simple steps, your office can convey the most positive light upon your business practices. Happy Organizing!