While we technically still have a bit until spring, if you live in the St. Louis area, you have experienced the unusually warmer weather and even budding trees (minus the last week or so). Spring weather brings about lots of changes in our environment, and often the urge to clean house (or office), redecorate, and get organized!
Let’s be honest. How many of you have papers peppered across your desk? Or maybe that’s a gigantic understatement and they are more like stacked and falling off your desk. Either way, no worries! Better Office Furniture in St. Charles has got you. Is your “to be filed stack” becoming more ominous, but your current filing system is so stuffed it doesn’t close? It may be time to upgrade your filing system, or get a filing system started depending on your situation, and get organized.
Reasons to Organize with Filing Cabinets
While it may not be true for all people,the typical person functions at a higher level and is more productive when working in a clean organized space. Our brains correlate chaos in our workspace, to chaos in our work days. If we’re being upfront, there is evidence that suggests that a messy workspace can be beneficial for creative types, at least in the beginning phases of a project; not as much so at the end of the project. Entrepreneur Magazine’s article, Six Tactics to Increase Productivity by Organizing Your Workspace talks about this. The theory is that a messy workspace can open up creativity and allow ideas to flow.
On the other hand, a clean and organized workspace encourages people to do what is expected of them (i.e., meet deadlines, make those phone calls, be on time for meetings). So if you’re coming up with decorating or organizing ideas for employee workspaces, we might recommend getting some good filing systems to keep your employees desks clean and clear!
If you’re a creative at an ad agency, maybe the messy workspace works for you, and that’s okay if you’re not the one meeting with clients. Or at least not meeting with them in your office. However, if you’re salesperson, a CEO, an attorney, or someone else who has the regular need to entertain clients in your workspace, a messy desk gives the wrong impression.
Can you imagine going into a law firm and the lawyer you meet up with has case files stacked up on her desk? What would that convey to you? Perhaps…Too busy to do a good job on my case, too unorganized, disheveled and unprofessional? These are definitely not things an attorney, or anyone else would want their clients thinking about them. So get those papers off your desk and filed away!
This one is simple: If you have to spend time everyday shuffling through papers on your desk, you’re not anywhere near as efficient as you could be.
Okay, so there are a bazillion reasons why you should get organized, but having awesome aesthetics and decor in your workspace be recognizable is the most fun reason! If you spend time and money on decorating to make your space your own, those decor additions become underwhelming when you get a bunch of mess and clutter in the mix. Who can pay attention to those phenomenal throw pillows on the chaise lounge, or the beautiful mahogany desk, when you have papers and files ready to avalanche?!
Alas, we at Better Office Furniture are here to help you transition your workspace into an organized haven for productivity and efficiency.
Filing System Options for the Traditional or Industrial Office
Better Office Furniture can get you organized with filing cabinets, no matter your style or budget. Vertical filing cabinets are great for when you need to economize on space but still need a decent amount of filing space, and trying to find a way to stay organized without utilizing too much floor space. If you prefer a traditional or industrial look for your file cabinet system, consider our 5 Drawer Locking Filing Cabinet System. This system is available in 9 different colors so it will blend with whatever spring redecorating you may be doing in your office!
If you went a little overboard on the budget with the rest of your reorganizing for the spring, we also have Preowned Vertical Filing Cabinets available.
Smaller Filing Systems
Anyone who has a home office fully understands that working from home doesn’t minimize the amount of papers that accumulate on your desk. Whether you work from home full-time, or on a part-time basis, there still seems to be an excessive amount of papers that start to resemble the Leaning Tower of Pisa on the edge of your desk. If your office is visible to guests this adds another element to the need to be organized. While we all want to operate at the most productive level possible, and that’s reason enough to become organized with a filing cabinet system, getting organized also makes your office more presentable for clients and guests.
If you’re looking for filing solutions for a home office, or prefer a filing system that has a more decorative appeal, check out our 36” 2 Drawer Lateral File. These are shorter and lateral, so they fit in nicely as another piece of furniture without the traditional look of a filing cabinet.
Smaller Look, Lots of Storage, and Fire Safe!
If space and safety of the documents you will be filing are of concern, you have to check out our Fireproof 2 Drawer Office Fire File 6000 Cabinet. This filing system will keep your files neat, organized, and safe in case of an expected disaster. I’d say this would be an essential for any law or accounting firm!
Now you hopefully have all the motivation and reasons you needed to get yourself organized, and you definitely have the resources to make that happen when you call Better Office Furniture in St. Charles!