3 Ways to Organize Your Office and Prevent Identity Theft

Posted by Ryan Richard

Have you put office organization on the back burner?

It happens.

You keeping meaning to get to it but it never quite seems like the right time. You shuffle papers around and move piles of stuff from one section of your desk or office to the other. While this kind of clutter is frustrating, it’s also harmful to your business and could give identity thieves access to your confidential information.

Your disorganization could be costing you more than you realize. It’s been proven that a clean, streamlined space has a positive psychological affect on people, improving productivity and morale.

What office doesn’t want that? If you’ve been putting it off for so long you don’t know where to start, we’ve got three simple ways to organize your office and a way Shred America can help.

3 Ways to Organize Your Office

  1. Give everything a sensible place, and keep it there. Most everything has a place it obviously belongs based on need, space, and use. Figure out where it makes the most sense for the things in your office to go and keep them there. Put your pens back in their cup. Keep your wires tucked away. Don’t keep out that machine no one uses. Put the books on a shelf and the papers in a drawer or filing cabinet.
  2. Create a filing system, and follow it. This works the same whether your files are printed or digital. How much time you waste hunting for the document you’re looking for might surprise you. Come up with a categorized system and logical naming conventions, and stick to it so you know exactly where to go the next time you need something.
  3. Decide what you need, and get rid of the rest. This might seem obvious, but this is a huge issue for offices because no one wants to be the one to pull the trigger. The result is clutter and storage rooms or even storage units filled with boxes of files and equipment no longer needed. Why hang onto this stuff that’s literally and figuratively weighing you down? Take a look at what you actually use and need, as well as things around your office that you enjoy and that add positivity. Be ruthless with the rest.

These three simple tasks to organize your office can go a long way to transform your space into a place you want to be and work. It might even inspire a new business idea or improve communication.

How to Keep Your Office Organized

With unnecessary clutter gone, you have room to regroup and refocus, and that’s something we can help with. Shred America offers thorough and secure document shredding and hard drive destruction services for companies looking to unload documents and equipment they no longer need.

Let us help

Our trained technicians provide fast, professional, on-site shredding and destruction services that are done with the highest level of safety to protect your and your clients’ sensitive information. No need to keep all those drawers of files you haven’t looked at in years or that room of hard drives you’ll never touch again.

Let Shred America help you unload securely so you can refresh your business. Just call us at (866) 957-2390 or schedule your shredding service here.