How to Prepare Your Office and Desk for the New Year

10 Dec 2017

Category: Eco

Stay Organised in 2017. Tidy and Prepare Your Office Space!

As 2017 comes to a close, now is the time to start thinking about cleaning, tidying and organising your office for the new year. Think of all the paperwork mounting up on your desk that needs to be filed or thrown… You don’t want to get back to clutter after the Christmas break, so now is the time to act. After all, a tidy office and desk equal a tidy mind! Devote some time to physically and mentally de-clutter. Clear out the old and embrace the new.

Clear Out Your Workspace

You might be a hoarder or just simply unorganised. Well, now you can change that. Go through your office drawers and throw away or recycle things you don’t use anymore. If there’s rubbish piling up, throw it away. A good way of looking at things is – if you haven’t used it for 6 months, then you probably don’t need it. When you’ve tackled the drawers, then tackle the desk itself. Mountains of paperwork need to be assessed and duplicates need to be thrown away or filed. You’ll be surprised how much room paper takes up!

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Rearrange Your Office

This is more of a team activity but could prove helpful in promoting a collaborative work environment. If you feel like the layout of your office is affecting productivity, then why not have a change around. More open office layouts encourage instant and dynamic collaboration between employees. This could be a great change to make before the new year. If the change is a success, you may see a more enthusiastic and motivated workforce.

Organise Your Desktop

Everybody has a certain way of arranging their files on their computer. However, if yours is a little cluttered it may be worth taking a look at. Arrange all your files into the correct folders to make navigating your work easier. Just because they’re electronic documents, doesn’t mean you should keep them all. Purge the documents on your computer in the same way you would if they were on your desk. Whether you work best with them alphabetised or in chronological order, arrange them in the best way for you.

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Create a Welcoming Work Environment

To keep a healthy, happy workforce, it’s important there are areas where they can engage, communicate and unwind – especially in a high-intensity workplace. Make sure that the kitchen is well stocked with coffee, tea and sugar and employ cleaners to keep the area clean and inviting. You want to provide a space where your workforce can chat and share ideas. Installing a Billi tap is also a great way of keeping your workforce motivated. Having hot and cold drinks at the touch of a button means your staff will remain hydrated and therefore more alert and productive!

Encourage Sustainability

In the New Year, why not encourage some resolutions within the office. Helping the environment is something most people strive to do within their own homes. Why not extend it to the workplace too.  Introduce a carpool rota, fit energy efficient lighting, and encourage your staff to recycle. Furthermore, you can make a big difference to the environment by fitting a Billi system in your office. Rather than having to boil the kettle every time you want a hot drink, or having to have water coolers which use a massive amount of energy, Billi taps can produce hot or cold water instantly while using less energy. Chilling water creates waste heat energy. Billi’s heat exchange technology recovers and reuses this energy to preheat the boiling water, thereby making a significant cost saving. In addition, it reduces the carbon footprint.

These are just a few ways you can clear your office and start to prepare for the New Year. If you’re looking to save money and make an environmentally conscious choice, consider a Billi water system for your workplace.