How to create a streamlined home office.
An organised home office has become increasingly important to millions of us.
We know that around 5% of employees across Europe usually work from home, thanks to Eurostat research, which also reveals that another 9.6% do this ‘sometimes’ and 18.1% of self-employed people use home as their place of work.
This work from home phenomenon is only set to grow, with digital technology making it possible for more people than ever to perform their roles effectively remotely, and many Millennials and Generation Z-ers expecting to work much more flexibly than previous generations.
Whether you’re self-employed, or an employee who needs to show they can deliver the same high-performance levels from home as on-site, the right home office will give you a big advantage. Filing and storage is at the heart of organising any home office, making it a streamlined, efficient and welcoming environment to work in, especially if space is at a premium.
Here’s why filing and storage boxes could soon become your best home office buddy:
You’ll work faster and reduce your stress levels if you know where everything is. Psychologists say that we may prefer order and symmetry because this could have given us an evolutionary advantage. When things feel out of order, it can make us feel scattered and anxious and creating order relieves that anxiety.
A study by researchers at the Princeton University Neuroscience Institute backs this up, suggesting we can be less irritable, more productive, less often distracted, and able to process information better with an uncluttered and organised home and office. By arranging your space with files and equipment in clearly marked boxes, you will find whatever you need more quickly and spend much less time searching for mislaid items.
Many home offices are in small spaces, making good storage essential.
With the space saving benefit of being able to be stored several boxes high, storage boxes are engineered for stacking strength, making them a good place to safely keep A4 folders, paperwork and accessories while freeing up floor and desk space.
A pleasant working environment is important to motivation and wellbeing.
You can create more attractive surroundings and prevent paper and folders from stacking up by using colourful, design-friendly storage units to keep items in their place.
Smarter, more focussed working begins with an organised workstation, and desktop storage is crucial to this.
Paperwork and personal items that you need to access frequently should be kept close to hand and drawer units are ideal for this use. Their three-unit high storage helps to save valuable desktop space. Desktop sorters can store literature and personal items, with an open front making it easy to view and pick items throughout the working day.
In addition to improving your carbon footprint by removing the daily commute, you can score a few more green points by choosing sustainable storage for your home office.
Both recycled and recyclable, corrugated cardboard storage boxes are FSC® approved, which means they’re sourced from forests that are managed responsibly.