Smaller spaces — like the office cubicle — have their own unique organizational challenges. In fact, more than 59% of Americans say their messy cubicles affect their work. If you’d like to get your cube under control, try these tips to maximize your small space.
USE VERTICAL SPACE. Don’t rely solely on horizontal (flat) desk surfaces for storage. Office supply stores and catalogs offer a variety of organization products to maximize wall space. Look for basket ladders that hook over cube walls to act as “in” and “out” boxes or to hold current projects or literature.
MINIMIZE VISUAL CLUTTER. Smaller spaces look larger when clutter is kept to a minimum. Keep project papers tucked away in file folders. Utilize storage boxes in a variety of sizes to store media and office supplies. If you have a bulletin board, empty it completely and return only those things that you truly love or need.
MINIMIZE DISTRACTIONS. If possible, face your computer or most-used work surface away from the doorway so you’re not constantly interrupted by the flow of office traffic. Consider putting up a “do not disturb” sign outside your doorway letting office mates know when you need privacy during peak production hours.
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