Today I decided that my office needed some serious de-cluttering. So many bits and goods that I don’t needed and equipment I had not used in a while and had no intention of using soon seemed to be turning up. It got me considering setting up a work-space that has been minimal.
Last year I sold some shelves and bookcases and self storage units and gave some old computers and other things I felt I would never really use again or perhaps a hurry.
The experience was very refreshing. My office felt lighter and appeared bigger, too. I even been able to almost eliminate the dependence on paper and thus, saved in writing purchases, toner and filing systems. Now I don’t even purchase these anymore, as I don’t really need to use paper often.
Here are my top 5 tricks for making a minimalist work-space. Not all will be applicable for your requirements as well as your situation obviously, so just pick the ones which will perform most optimally on your workflow.
1. Clear up your desk and drawers. Of everything which might be currently on your own desk, would you absolutely, positively need them all? If not, you will want to clear quite as much of it away? Remember; try to keep exactly the essentials around so you work-space will feel much more comfortable.
2. Clear your personal computer. I only did this earlier today and my Mac’s desktop looks so much more simplified. People generally a great deal of icons on their own computer desktop that could be placed in the folder or some other place on his or her computer.
3. Simplify how we file. It really is not required to keep paper copies of files you have on your own computer, can access online or are supported online or to some removable device.
4. Reconsider your paper needs. As I stated earlier, when I started carrying this out I realized that by eliminating my dependence on paper I was not only saving on the tariff of paper, I was also saving on toner for my printer, pens, pencils and also other items.
5. Have only one box. If you can’t move away from the utilization of paper, minimum you can do is you can keep them in a central place. Put all paper, like bills, reminders, stickies, messages and also other pieces of this tray.
I purchased an incredibly attractive box coming from a gift shop just just for this. Don’t leave papers scattered. Once you put things inside the inbox, make sure you remember them there! Clear it out daily, too.