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You just need to work in a cramped space to realise the value of office storage. Minimalism is more than just a fleeting trend. It’s popular because it makes for productive workspaces. Like the old saying goes, less is more.

Filing cabinets, lockers, shelves, book cases, drawers, cupboards and pedestals are just a few of the ways you can keep your office organised. No more wasting time throwing papers everywhere, trying to find that one file.

The kind of storage system you’ll choose will be based on the space you have available. While traditional filing cabinets are still useful, new and stylish products have been introduced into the market. There’s this misconception that storage has to be bulky or take up prime office ‘real estate.’ This certainly isn’t the case anymore.

The Relationship Between Storage & Productivity

By keeping your office clutter-free and organised, you naturally increase productivity. It’ll run systematically and employees will know exactly what’s where. As we know, time equals money. If your team are constantly searching for items, time quickly gets wasted. The more organisation and processes you can introduce, the more effectively their time will be used.

Encourage your team to keep important items close by their workstations. Ideally, it should be in arms reach, especially for the things they can’t go a day without.

Office furniture also plays a key role in maintaining organised offices. While the visual appearance is a focus, it shouldn’t be the only thing you base your decision on. Modern desks and workstations often include additional storage components, particularly for these must-have items.

You’ll notice productivity will increase and employees will navigate around the office quicker and more consciously. In turn, this will achieve higher quality work by less stressed employees.

Need Office Storage?

First, consider how many items that need to (or can) be stored. Are you currently using old, clunky cabinets and shelves that take up too much space? Make a list of all the things you’d like to organise better, so we can advise you on the best storage solutions. Think about your future plans, too. Are you planning to move a portion of your files into the cloud?

Are there unused nooks in your office where a shelf or cabinet could be added? This will free up space in the main working area, so your team has more room to move. Be creative with your office. Instead of having that heavy printer sit on the end of your desk, why not place it on top of a new strong cupboard? Our products are built with high-quality materials to stand the test of time. For example, the Alpha Lateral cabinet features a durable, long-lasting Australian made laminex melamine board.

We can help you fit out your space with any storage solution you need. Matching the products with office chairs and workstations is key to achieving a seamless look.

Talk to our storage and furniture specialists.

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