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Remove the following items- rubbish, out of date or delinquent items or equipment, items broken (beyond repair) any items suitable for donation.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.

Australia

E Waste

  • Drop Zone
  • Mobile Muster
  • TechCollect

Office Furniture

  • ReStore

U.S.A

United Kingdom

Singapore

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

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Organising Business

Yes you can turn your passion for organising into a business

Tired of organising sock drawers and want to turn your passion into business…YES YOU CAN!

I cannot tell you how many times I am asked “How did you become a professional organiser and can you make a living from it?” To be honest when I first opened the doors to my business, Eco Organiser® I didn’t know there was such a profession, like any new business it takes a lot of effort to grow your business.

Way back when, friends and family would say “oh it’s a hobby, not a real job” or “oh Tanya sorts out people’s sock drawers” let me tell you nothing could be further from the truth.

Professional Organisers Change Lives Continue reading


Winning the war on waste

Small Business-Winning the War on Waste

La Casa Nostra Deli is a family owned business winning the battle against the war on waste. Business owners Phil and Susan Tomasello are actively reducing single use packaging and encouraging their customers to refill, reuse and recycle within the La Casa Nostra community; overall rethinking waste and winning in more ways than one.

This multi-faceted deli and coffee shop has become known as a ‘zero waste’ one stop shop in Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula. The secret to their success comes from their passion to supply gourmet foods such as cheese, small-goods to their clients and an absolute passion for closing the loop. Continue reading


Office sorted

Sorted! Big issues for small business

As a small business owner I know how hard it is to juggle, running a business, household, caring for others, staying focused and finding balance in my life.

Following a on from conversations with several small business owners we discovered there are 7 BIG issues that affect the running of their business

  1. Don’t have set work hours
  2. Lack of storage
  3. Lacks focus and discipline
  4. Planning and organising
  5. Difficult to get in the right mind set
  6. Working from home they were easily distracted
  7. Difficulty in prioritising business from home duties

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Tools to save time

The 3 indispensable tools of a good time manager

I am very pleased to bring you this guest blog written by Nathalie Ricaud professional organiser and the founder of Get Organised & Beyond.  She helps women who feel overwhelmed by all the stuff they’ve accumulated in their homes or all the activities they’re trying to fit into their schedule let go of the unneeded and unloved so that they can make room for the important things in their life.  She’s the author of a blog and is regularly published in print and online media.  She’s also a regular speaker at events and conferences.

The 3 indispensable tools of a good time manager

Do you ever feel like there just aren’t enough hours in a day to get things done?  That you have little time if any to do the things you truly enjoy?  That you are struggling to juggle work and family?  Well I have developed an introductory time management coaching programme to address just these issues.  In this programme I help my clients put in place 3 tools that are indispensable to regain control over their time and sanity.  Interested to know what these tools are?   Continue reading


Break the cluttered desk syndrome

How to break the cluttered desk syndrome without losing your creativity or money

Einstein said “ A cluttered desk is the sign of a clutter mind” I am not sure if that statement means an organised desk is the sign of an empty mind, devoid of creativity and self-expression, either way when you are in business, wasting time looking for STUFF is not a wise use of your time.

Whether you are hot desking or you have squeezed your office onto the corner of the dining room table, with the kids art projects, wasting time looking for stuff costs money, reduces productivity, increases levels of stress, overall it does not set you up for a productivity day. Continue reading


What is E Waste?

E Waste- What is it and how do we reduce it?

What is e waste?

It’s a good question and very easy to explain; think of electrical items such as TV’s, computers, mobile phones and laptops, generally things that come out of our office, not the kitchen or the bathroom.

With Business Clean Up Day coming up on the 28th February in Australia, we thought it was a great time to tell you about e waste and how we can rethink, recycle and reduce items like this being dumped on the side of the road.

Did you know

In 2007-08 3.17 million new televisions and computer products were sold in Australia, and 16.8 million units reached the end of their life that year?

Did you know that 84% were disposed of to landfill?

Did you know in Australia we have 8 000 000 000 mobile phones cluttering out cupboards!

We can not change what happened in the past but we can rethink our future

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