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Saving Space in Your Business.

September 2, 2020 by  
Filed under Business, Opinion, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

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( Coming back from lockdown has given us all an opportunity to look at our businesses with fresh eyes. To spot things that we’ve been overlooking, or have simply gotten used to, which could be holding us back. Having to introduce COVID-10 social distancing restrictions might have also highlighted where you have been using too much space, or how untidy your office or workspace is. 

There are many advantages to clearing and saving space in your business. It can help you to work more productively and creatively, and even help you to create a healthier and happier workspace. It will also make it easier to keep tidy and give you a head start with social distancing. Cutting down on stuff and making more of your space can even mean that you can downsize and save money on rent and utilities. So, let’s take a look at some of the ways that you can save space in your business. 

Utilize 3D Printing

If you work in any kind of design, manufacturing, or creative industry, your workspace might be filled with bulky machines and equipment, which take up most of the space in the room. 3D printing often allows you to do the same (if not better, and certainly faster) work, with far smaller machines. 3D printers can speed up the creation of prototypes, produce high quality, reduce operating costs, improve quality, and give you far more mass customization options. 3D printing is becoming more popular all of the time, with even aerospace industries using the technology, which you can click here to learn more about.

Stop Printing

Many businesses are guilty of keeping everything. We keep every receipt and invoice, just in case we need them. We print emails so that we’ve got a paper record. Really, in today’s world, there is no need. Invoices and receipts are just as good saved on your computer, and emails can be backed up to the cloud to keep them safe and give you easy access. 

Stop printing on paper, and you’ll save space on your shelves, reduce clutter, and even do your bit for the environment. 

Consider Remote Working

What takes up more room in your workplace than the people? If you’ve got a large workforce, they all bring their own stuff and take up their own space. Remote working can help you to improve flexibility and productivity. It can keep your staff happy and mean that either you can save space in your workplace or downsize to a smaller office entirely, saving money.

Add Storage

It’s easy for things to get messy and cluttered when we don’t have anywhere to keep our files and tools neatly. Add more storage, such as shelves, boxes, and desk trays and tidies, and then complete a thorough declutter, making sure anything that is left has a tidy home. 

Saving space helps you to create a happy, healthy workplace, which boosts productivity, creativity, and even loyalty. If your workplace is messy, cluttered and chaotic, start thinking of some ways to clear it up, and remove some stuff, today.

Staff Writer; Lisa Short

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