A 2014 Gallup survey found that the typical American full-time employee puts in 47 hours per week at their employment. More than eight hours a day are spent at work and in cubicles. That 40+ hour workweek will seem even longer if your workspace is messy and cluttered. For advice on cubicle organization, consult the experts at BJC Carpet Cleaning Jersey City to make your hotel room a spotless, clutter-free haven.
Cleaning Your Cubby: Begin Fresh
Start from scratch to complete the ultimate cubicle organization assignment. As you clean, take everything off the desk and throw away anything you don’t need. Get rid of sticky notes with messages that were answered weeks ago, old gum or candy wrappers, and scraps of paper. Remember that a clean cubicle is a healthier cubicle, therefore throw away any leftover tissues and disinfect all hard surfaces.
Simple Cubicle Management
Create work zones in your cubicle and designate a location for the items you use every day to start organizing the area. Make the computer the focal point of your cubicle if you spend most of your day using it. Clean the keyboard and monitor, and replace the coffee-stained mouse pad with a chic new one. Try the following advice to manage the extra commotion and clutter:
- Keep your regularly used items close to hand.
- Have a dedicated pen and pencil holder so you never have to look for one while on a crucial phone call.
- Separate the markers and highlighters into their own container.
- Purchase a divided organizer tray to keep on the desktop or tucked away in a desk drawer.
- Use stacking paper trays and label them with words like “today,” “to read,” “to file,” etc.
- Limit your personal effects
Many employers let employees add some personal touches to their desks or cubicles. However, keep the number of personal items in a cubicle to a minimum to keep it looking tidy and professional. A few framed photos and a trinket give the space a personal touch while preserving a professional vibe. Keep in mind that a business still exists outside of your own office or cubicle. Your boss and coworkers will value your professionalism if you treat it with respect.
Over Desk Space
The walls of many cubicle dividers are covered in cloth. To make a DIY pegboard where items like scissors, a hole punch, tape, and more may be hung, T-pins slide right into this material and transform into stylish hanging tools. T-pins can also be used to hang a corkboard for notes. On a fabric wall, Velcro tabs also work effectively. Add a shelf (or two), if permitted by company policy and you have the room, to move binders off the desk and neatly store them nearby. Another simple method for clearing clutter from a desk and keeping regularly used objects nearby is to use vertical hanging folders.