Part 4 Spatial Clutter

Part 4. 5 Clutter Clusters-Spatial Clutter

Can your business afford spatial clutter?

With office and warehouse space leased and/or sold by the per square metre /foot, paying for space affected by clutter, which cannot be used or accessed for its intended purpose, does not make financial sense.

Offices, warehouse space, storage facilities, lunchrooms, boardrooms, meeting rooms, thoroughfares, even vehicles are prone to clutter clusters. Left disorganised, space commonly becomes congested and backed up with clutter and stuff.

Decluttering creates a sense of confidence and self-efficacy… Source: Psychology Today  clutter reflects an image of disorganisation, hinders traffic flow, and imprints a negative message on the people working within this space and visitors to this space. So, can your business really afford clutter?

Where do I start?

Take a photograph of the space (office, warehouse, thoroughfare, car etc) and take a moment and take a good look at it, you may be surprised to see things you had not seen for some time, things have blended in, walking past them every day yet never really noticing them.

Remove the following items- rubbish, out of date or delinquent items or equipment, items broken (beyond repair) any items suitable for donation. Set aside any items worth selling and ensure they are complete before listing to sell (example- cords, software, manuals etc)

Clearing space of items no longer relevant (clutter) offers an accurate view and appreciation of the size on offer.

There’s no blanket rule to define clutter, it is different for everyone; defining clutter comes down to a few simple questions. Ask yourself

Do I need now?

Do I need in the future?

Responsible Disposal

Although office clutter hold little value to you, it still holds value, when placed in the right hands we start to see new opportunities arise.  At Eco Organiser® our mission to help our clients ethically declutter, embrace corporate responsibility and do good for the planet by responsibly disposing of unwanted stuff.

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Are you looking to create positive space in your office, or are your employees out growing your current space?  Check out our Useful Links and find ways to responsibly dispose of unwanted items in your business.

Need help clear clutter clusters and create an office that functions and flow contact tanya@ecoorganiser.com.au to arrange a consultation


Cluttered Business

5 Clutter Clusters-Part 3. Time Management

Part 3. Time Management Can your business afford the cost of clutter?

We think of clutter as physical items, yet cluttering our time with stuff that is no longer relevant to our day or tasks,  could be the difference between boom and bust. Time spent organising, decluttering and planning our time is not wasted;  clearing space is known to improve creativity, reduce stress, enhance productivity and save money.

It’s a no brainer, but how do I declutter my time? Continue reading


Digital clutter

5 Clutter Clusters Can your business afford clutter? Part 2. Digital Clutter

Early studies into digital clutter indicate having too many files could be a problem and lead to increased stress and feeling overwhelmed. According to the National Association of Professional Organizations NAPO the average person wastes 4.3 hours per week searching for papers, which adds stress and frustration in the workplace, while reducing concentration and creative thinking.

When we the last time you wasted time looking for a file or email? Continue reading


Paper Clutter

5 Clutter Clusters- Can your business afford clutter Part 1. Paper

Business and work-spaces cluttered with paper, magazines, manuals, files, things that require action, or things totally irrelevant to our role leads to confusion, frustration, lack of direction, in ability to focus, fatigue and limits our ability to produce the results required for the task ahead.

Decluttering creates a sense of confidence and self-efficacy.. . Source: Psychology Today 

But why bother spending time decluttering, I am too busy running my business?

Investing time to ethically declutter

  • Boosts productivity
  • Saves money
  • Improves Health and Well-being
  • Reduces our carbon footprint

Continue reading