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5 Ways To Make Your Workspace Less Claustrophobic

on site document shreddingSmall spaces can easily feel inefficient, compact, and claustrophobic. When these small spaces also happen to be a work environment, they can increase stress on employees and reduce productivity.

It’s for this reason that so many interior designers use color and lighting to make studio apartments and tiny homes look that much bigger. But what can you do to improve the appearance and overall feeling of a compact work environment?

Consider the following ways you can help make your office environment a better and brighter place.

  1. Get rid of the cubicles
    Many modern office environments have been turning to open concept designs. These include long work tables with desktop computers on either side. Open concept designs make offices feel bigger and help keep employees engaged with one another.
  2. Get rid of the clutter
    Clutter is a problem for all work environments, but especially for those of small size. This is because there’s only so much room available. Remove garbage periodically and purge documents using on site document shredding services. By using the service of on site document shredding companies, you’re keeping your office clean and open. You also reduce the risk of identify theft, which affects one in every 16 Americans as of 2016.
  3. Get rid of the rugs
    Small rugs here and there can be a great way to separate spaces. However, this may only be true in the case of studios. A workspace needs to feel unified. By chopping up your already-small office into pieces with rugs, you’re reducing the space even more. Consider using one large rug beneath your work table or using wall-to-wall carpeting.
  4. Get rid of the fluorescent lighting
    Fluorescent lighting can be unforgiving in a small office space. It may even cause headaches over time. Introduce friendly LED lighting into your office space while adding depth with overhead and desk lighting.
  5. Get rid of the cabinets
    Filing cabinets can take up a lot of space. Consider going vertical and lining your office walls with organized pocket filing. Add a few friendly photos of the company alongside your walled files and you’ve created a much happier space.

Sometimes all it takes to make an office space feel bigger is to get rid of the clutter. To schedule your document shredding and reduce the clutter in your space, contact Data Safe today.

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