You eat in your kitchen and sleep in your bedroom, but your home office may just be the most important room in your home. Owners of home-based businesses know how important it is to keep this room organised and functioning properly, from file storage to bookkeeping records to client communication. Even if you don’t work a full-time job from your home office, it’s still the place where you manage vital household documents such as medical, financial, and educational records. No matter what you use your office for, you can’t be very productive if the room is a cluttered mess. Without a good system for organisation such as custom storage units, you could easily find yourself constantly buried under piles of papers.
Tips for Getting and Staying Organised
Remember that before you can get truly organised, you need a place to put everything such as custom office cabinetry. Your custom storage units for your Sydney home office should include certain elements, such as an inbox for bills, letters, and assignments, a file rack for current projects, a filing cabinet, and a rubbish bin, shredder, and recycle container. In addition to having a place to put everything, you also need to establish a workflow. For example, put incoming projects in your inbox, and then move it to your rack or shelf of current projects within a day or two. Once completed, put the project away in your filing cabinet. After a certain number of years, depending on how long you need to keep things for your business, you can recycle or shred it.
When you’re trying to decide where to start, though, it doesn’t always seem so simple. The best place to start is with your desk, the part of your office where you likely spend the most time. Take everything off your desk; use this opportunity to dust it well and vacuum underneath it. Then, go through the papers and other items you removed from the desktop. Put aside everything that you don’t use at least once a week. You can find new homes for these items later.
Sort through all your projects and papers and file them in your filing cabinet properly – don’t just stuff everything in drawers. Use a filing system such as alphabetical, numerical, or the like. Toss things you don’t need, such as pens that don’t work, bent paper clips, old magazines, broken office equipment, and outdated documents. Keep your important tools close and convenient with shelves, file holders, and drawer organisers – whatever you need for your specific business and workspace. Buying all-in-one equipment such as a printer, scanner, and copier can also cut down on the number of devices and cables you have sitting around.
Contact Ximula today and let us help you design a 100% office cabinetry system for your Sydney home office, including storage units. We can also design and build library shelving, wardrobes, and more. We design storage systems that reflect your personal style and meet your unique needs. Get in touch today and start taking control of your space.
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