10 Apr How to Make the Most Out of a Small Workspace
Most people spend a significant portion of their lives working, whether it be in an office or from home. Regardless of how big or small your desk is, it can feel like there isn’t enough space to work comfortably. Despite this, there are several tips you can adopt to maximise the space you have at hand either before or after an undertaking your new Northern Beaches office fit out.
Cables from computers, printers and scanners can easily become tangled in a huge mass, creating an eyesore even in the largest of spaces. This clutter is emphasised in small working areas, creating a nesting place for dust, bugs and miscellaneous lost items. There are many ways to organise cables so they remain neat and tidy – cable ties, binder clips, almost anything goes. It is also a good idea to colour code cables to prevent them from tangling or getting misplaced.
The fastest, most efficient way to make your workspace seem more spacious is by de-cluttering. Have a thorough clean through of your workstation, keeping only items that you need (and not miscellaneous scraps of paper, or gimmicky stationery). Going digital can also save you from having to deal with masses of paper.
Hide Things Away
Out of sight, out of mind. A small desk can often appear cluttered even if there are only a few things on it. A simple way to improve this situation is by hiding items out of view. Storage space can be created behind a desktop monitor, making use of the space whilst ensuring it is hidden from sight. Closed storage in filing cabinets or containers can also reduce the amount of visible clutter in your workspace.
Organise According to Frequency of Use
The most effective way of organising items is by categorising according to the frequency of use. Items that you use every day should be stored on your desk, items used weekly in arms reach and other items in walking distance. This will free up a lot of space on your desk, creating a cleaner workspace free from unnecessary clutter.
There is often unused wall space in workplaces, big and small. Where there are empty walls, hanging shelves could potentially be installed. These can provide excellent storage or display options, drawing the eye up from the desk.
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