Reasons to Organize Your Office

While I work predominantly with organizing homes, I occasionally work with people in their offices. Many of the same causes of home disorganization affect the office. We spend so much time in it that we often don't spend too much time on it. Need a little motivation? Here are my top three reasons why you need to take the time to organize your work space:

  • First and foremost, you're going to make your work life SO much easier. Imagine how much more focused and productive you can be with your work if your office is organized. The time you spend to get it together will come back to you in spades.
  • Think about the perception a messy office is giving to your boss. This can easily lead them to think that your work is unfocused and sloppy, hindering your career advancement. Are you the boss? The best way to lead is by example. If it looks like you don't care, then it silently leads your staff to not care either.
  • What happens when you leave the position? I've always believed that you should leave something better than when you arrived. Whether you've quit of your own accord or were "relieved of your duties," your co-workers that are left behind will have to clean up after you. I've experienced this frustration first hand after an extremely disorganized boss was fired leaving my co-workers and I to try to sort through and clean up her multiple messes. A dear friend is currently experiencing this as a chronically disorganized colleague has switched departments and left her with a giant mess. Don't burn that bridge when it is easily prevented.

If you have a disorganized working environment, it is a drain on your energy as well as your co-workers. You owe it to yourself and your career to get things organized and make your work life easier and more streamlined!