Space is Tight—What Can You Do?

Think you need everything in your space? Think again.

You’re running out of space, but you don’t want to get rid of anything—does this dilemma sound familiar? If you’ve reached your breaking point, take this opportunity to revisit everything in your space to make sure that you are really only keeping those things you really use, want, or love. For the things that don’t fit the bill, look for alternative storage methods.

For instance, if you have a lot of paper that you’re not using, scan them so that you can free up some floor space without trashing the important information altogether. You might find that you can eliminate most or all of the contents of your filing cabinets—freeing up room for incoming papers or eliminating the need for that piece of furniture entirely.

This is also a good time to go through each individual space in your office one by one and really open each drawer, cabinet, and shelf and read through what’s there. If you’re not sure where to start, pick an area at random and then start moving through your office in a clockwise order. I would bet that even if you think you don’t want to get rid of anything, you’ll find on closer inspection that are there is a lot that could go and thereby free up some space for you.

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