When you’re a world renowned interior design firm it’s expected that you’ll have 1000’s of samples, presentations, posters and files. It’s also fair to expect you not to waste time on keeping it all in order when you have new clients and projects to attend to. But storing it all in the office kitchen? That lowers staff morale, isn’t exactly a stylish look and creates a fire hazard! Also, where are you supposed to brew coffee?
This was the situation our client found themselves in when they contacted AdminAssist to help make sense of the chaos. We couldn’t WAIT to get started.
The first step was the biggest. We helped them sort through the heap of items (even those found inside the oven and on top of the extractor fan), saving only that which was still relevant. The rest we donated, recycled or shredded. Now we had a better idea of the size and type of storage that would be required to safeguard the rest of the items.
Our second step included sourcing and building dedicated storage space and when that was done we could move each item to its new home in an orderly fashion. Isn’t that much better now?
We have found that when everything has a place it is much easier to maintain order. The things that end up in heaps are typically those things that fall into a grey area/category. Therefore it is essential to develop a very simple and straight-forward filing or storage system. The aim should always be to make life easier for yourself! Efficacy follows on that.