Whether you work in a cubicle or have a home office, you’re probably familiar with the frustration of not being able to find your stapler, an ink pen that works, or even your flash drive. Like homes, despite our best efforts, offices can get messy and disorganized.
Even though the threat of clutter is almost always inevitable, it doesn’t mean that you need to welcome it; there are ways to prevent disorganization. We will discuss some of the best office wall organization options, and we will also give you a step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own.
Is It Bad To Have a Messy Office?
You may be wondering, “Is having a disorganized office space really that bad?” It depends on who you are; some people work well among clutter, others don’t but why take the risk?
If you work out of a home office, you might not be too concerned because you’re the only one who sees your mess. If you work in a small cubicle, you may think that disorganization just goes with the territory.
Are you struggling to see the importance of having a wall organizer in your office? Let’s take a look at a few of the benefits that come with having an organized office space.
Motivation, Productivity, and Efficiency
Ever think about how much time you spend trying to clear off a space to work on your desk or where you put a roll of tape? Disorganization can make it harder to be productive or efficient, and if you become too overwhelmed by clutter, your motivation might be low.
If you want to be successful in the work that you do, motivation, productivity, and efficiency are essential. Keeping your workspace organized may be the key to attaining your work goals.
Keeps You More Professional
Even if you work in a casual workplace setting or remotely from home, your employers and colleagues expect and benefit from you remaining a little professional. Your job is important, and you should take it seriously. If you waste your time trying to find important things related to your work, people may start worrying about your lack of accountability.
In short, staying organized is one way to be more professional.
Safety and Happiness
Sometimes clutter is stressful. If your office is a mess, you may be more at risk of tripping on a cord or having a haphazard stack of books fall on your head. An organized office may not be a “cure-all” for all of life’s problems, but it can make you a happier employee.
Time To Get Organized: Getting Started
Before you go out and buy an office wall organizer or build your own, it’s important to consider a few things before you get organized. Depending on where you work, there may be rules about installing shelves or a wall organizer for your office; always ask first.
If you can’t put anything up, check to see if you can get a few office storage cabinets or something similar that is accessible but helps you stay organized.
Get Your Filing Under Control
A busy work schedule rarely allows for staying on top of a mess that is slowly building. We’ve all thought, “I’ll take care of it later,” and we usually do after it’s nearly out of control. Depending on the kind of work you do, you may generate a lot of paper. If you have a large stack of various documents, start there.
Do you have a lot of documents or receipts that you must keep? It’s a good idea to create a filing system because it can help you stay more accountable. Some office spaces aren’t large enough to hold a storage cabinet so you might need to be a little creative.
When you browse stores for some storage options, don’t forget to check out places like Ikea’s office furniture. While many of their storage cabinets are large, they have a variety of size options that may work well in your office space.
If you need to have certain documents or files in reach or in sight at all times, consider document trays, baskets of some kind, or even a wall file organizer; anything that will help keep your paper clutter under control. After you’ve filed, recycle the rest.
Finding A Place For Everything Else
Even in the tech-obsessed work we live in, most of us still need paper clips, staples, pens, and a few office essentials. Although most of these items are small, they can take up a lot of space on a desk and while they are often tucked away in a desk drawer, many of today’s desks have minimal storage space.
An office wall organizer a “must have” item for all the little things you need but when you don’t want them taking up valuable space on your desk.
Shopping For A Wall Organizer
Before you go out and buy a wall organizer for your workspace, check and see if you can be reimbursed by your employer. Some employers may be more than happy to help you get organized and even offer to buy you one; others may not. Either way, it never hurts to ask and can help you set a budget.
If you’re on your own for purchasing a wall organizer, here are a few things to consider before you buy the first one you see.
Price is a determining factor for many people and depending on what type of wall organizer you want; the price range may be less than $20 and up to over a hundred dollars. If you have a limited budget, avoid buying the cheapest one you can find, especially if it doesn’t meet all of your needs. You can build your own version for the same price and with stronger materials.
Durability and Easy To Clean
A wall organizer should be durable and last you at least a few years. Since it will be something you’ll use on a daily basis and will be located near your workspace, it should be able to handle some daily wear and tear.
You should also consider selecting an organizer that is easy to keep clean. In efforts to keep your office clean, you should get in the habit of cleaning and organize your wall organizer at least once a month.
Uten wall organizers are a great example of an organizer that is easy to clean, is durable, has a variety of storage options, and it’s also has a unique design. While the price tag for an Uten may be a little steep for some, there are similar options (just keep durability in mind).
- Size : 338*447mm
- Color: White, black, red, yellow
- For Keys, sunglasses, cosmetics, pens, small home tools ETC
Making Your Own Organizer
If you’re browsing the Internet for a suitable office wall organizer but aren’t finding what you want (or have a little sticker shock), you can always make your own.
A pegboard organizer that you customize with small baskets, hooks, and other features is an easy and quick way to get your things organized. If you like the look of a Uten wall organizer, we have a DIY wall organizer project for you to check out.
To make this office wall organizer, you will need a birch panel and balsa wood (these are available at most art or craft stores). You will also need a cutting mat (or a surface to cut the balsa wood), utility knife, ruler, sandpaper, craft or wood glue, picture hanging kit. Paint and other decorative features are optional.
Before you buy your supplies, determine how many boxes you want and what size you want them to be; a space for your phone might 4 x 4 x 1 inches. Other boxes may be bigger or smaller, and while you can make them all the same, variety may look more interesting.
Cut The Wood For Your Boxes
Once you make all the measurements (measure twice) and proper markings on the balsa wood, you can use the utility knife to cut the wood.
Build The Boxes
Before you glue your pieces together to form a box, sand any rough edges to create a tighter seal between the glue and the wood. Each box should have at least one to dry.
If you choose to paint your boxes, it’s best to do this after the glue is completely set.
Arranging and Finishing Your Board
Once your boxes are dry, arrange them onto your birch board. Before you glue the boxes in place, make sure you can access all of your materials easily and that there’s enough room for everything.
After you have everything set up the way you want it, glue each box to the board and let it dry for at least a few hours (overnight is even better). Before you attach the picture hanging wire to the back of the board, make sure everything is secure and can handle the weight of your office supplies.
Now you can hang your wall organizer in your office and enjoy having a clutter-free space.
Last update on 2021-02-13 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API