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A cluttered space equals a cluttered mind

THERE is an old proverb that "a cluttered space equals a cluttered mind".

This is backed up by recent research which found that an untidy workplace leads to a decrease in productivity and a lack of motivation.

Let's face it, there's something depressing about an untidy work surface, a leaning tower of yellowing paperwork and an in-tray or inbox bursting at seams (or is it just me).

If you are now checking around your own work space and have a guilty look on your face, don't worry help is at hand. March is traditionally the time for a spring clean and ESE Direct has everything you need to put order back into your office or workshop and stop the clutter obscuring your capability.

The first thing you can do is ruthlessly sort the chaos into two piles: throw and keep. If there is anything you are unsure about, pack it away in a cardboard box and store it for two weeks. If you don’t use it within that time, dispose of it.

Next, set up zones for your daily functions – a computer area, a library reference section, storage for supplies and filing for archived material. We have ranges of competitively priced desks, drawers, filing cabinets, shelving, storage racks, cupboards and workbenches to make this easy for you.

Lastly give all surfaces a wipe down including your computer screen. Trust us, you will feel much happier once the space is clean and clear and you can see the wood for the trees.

Finally make yourself a well-deserved cup of tea. Just don't forget to wash up once you are done!

Photograph of Simon

Author Bio -

Managing Director, 1999-2015.