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Organising Essentials to Keep Your Work Place Tidy

Many of us drown in piles of dusty paperwork and desk clutter due to lack of proper storage place. While this may sound like a normal scene in a workplace, not having proper storage can be a health and safety hazard. So it is important to have proper storage units to keep the place tidy and organised.

Bins and Tubs

Large plastic bins and tubs are great storage units for documents and anything that can be damaged by water. The waterproof material of a plastic bin or tub keeps anything inside it dry and dust-free, too. The outer parts of these storage units are easy to clean.

With just a wipe of a dry cloth or wet cloth, you can get them looking clean and new again. The most important thing to look for in plastic containers is the type of materials it is made with. By making sure that the unit is sturdy, you can be sure that you can use it for a very long period of time.

With proper care, high-quality fruit containers or bins can last up to years. They’re perfect for archiving documents, keeping boxed items in one place, and even for storing seasonal items.


Turn unused wall space and empty corners into a shelving system that can hold books, and any forms of items are best stored on shelves. Aside from books, other structured items like boxes, cases, and small bins can be stored on the shelves.

Shelves provide easy access, so it’s best for housing boxes or containers that hold frequently used items. This makes retrieving and packing materials away much easier and much faster. These ever-reliable storage units come in steel or wood, with free-standing or wall-mounted designs to choose from.

Shelves are perhaps the easiest to fit into any room and match with any interior design, as shelves are both functional and decorative. So, if you have an underutilised space behind your desk, an empty corner or an empty space below an existing wall-mounted shelf, it wouldn’t hurt to add a low, free-standing unit below it to maximise the space and increase your storage area.


workplace with wooden desk and drawer

For items that need to be filed following a certain order or filing system, drawers are the perfect storage units for the job. Active paperworks are best stored in drawers that allow for easier retrieval and filing. These units are also perfect for storing personal items and other everyday work essentials.

These will keep your desk and office space tidy and organised, and your personal belongings stored safely. The top portion of a drawer unit can also hold other work essentials and tools that are ideally kept within reach and easily accessible.

To keep things organised and tidy, these items may be stored in sets using toolboxes, containers, and other individual or related items in storage bins.

With the use of the right storage units and systems to store your workplace items as well as personal belongings, you can enjoy an orderly and clutter-free work environment that feels more relaxing and is more conducive for work.

It also makes locating, retrieving and returning things where they belong a much easier exercise than when things are stored without order and system. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with the things around your workspace, now would be a perfect time to de-clutter and add these storage solutions to have some order in your space.

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