Spring cleaning your office will give you that boost to enjoy your workspace. As we wait for the first signs of green to peek through, it is time to think of the annual spring clean. Most of us generally tend to focus on our homes, but a good clean of your office will help you look forward to going to the office when the sun is shining, and the weather is great.
Even with today’s technology and regardless of the type of business you have, it is easy to let paperwork take over your space. Going through all your paperwork is essential to keeping your office tidy and clean. Start with your filing cabinet. If you have files that are dated and not needed regularly, consider archiving them in boxes to make more space for your current files. If you have the type of business that needs to keep files for a certain period, a self-storage unit can be a great place to keep your archived files. See our blog on preparing your files for storage.
You can then move to your desk. Throw out, shred or recycle any paper that is unnecessary and take the time to file all the paperwork that has been waiting to be filed.
It is equally important to take the time to clean and organize the files on your computer. Plan a half hour a day for two weeks (or as long as it takes) to organize all the files on your system. Trash any files that are not needed to free up space on your computer. You’d be surprised at how many times you have recopied files into different areas.
Also, if you don’t check your antivirus and antispam software on a regular basis, now is a good time. Verify that your programs are working and updated and check that your firewall is up to date and protecting your system.
Organizing Your Retail Space
If you are a retailer, you are probably ending your final winter sales and showing your spring collection. This can be a cluttered time in your store as you also have your summer stock ready to go. If you are having space issues, this can prove to be a difficult time to stay organized. Taking the time to organize your stock room will help keep your sales flowing. Label areas based on seasons and make sure the unsold product is well labeled. If you find you are in need of more space, a self-storage unit can be a great economical addition to your stock room. See our blog on the advantages of using a self-storage unit for retailers on how financially advantageous it is to include a self storage unit for your inventory.