A few months ago, my husband asked me to help organize a little bit of his common office space.
While he sorted papers and discarded old files, I tackled some of the shared office areas.
The trouble with common office spaces is that they belong to everyone, therefore no one is really responsible for them. So, I wanted to provide a clean slate for them to start with.
The process is not difficult and is always the same:
- Get everything out
- Discard junk
- Group similar things together in a defined space / container
- Label – always 😉
The starting point was pretty good, but I knew I could make it better.
My tools of choice are mostly transparent bins and a label maker (the one I use is similar to this); nothing fancy.
It’s also good to note that I stored the most used items at eye level and the infrequent used ones at the bottom. Efficiency is important in an office.
Printing and shipping materials also got a makeover and we organized a food/tea station (sorry forgot to take a picture).
No more common office space mess