I know how difficult it is to start organizing your workplace where you’ve stored years and years of unfinished projects and several other pieces that have no purpose in the real world except to occupy precious space.
If you’re a normal human being, you’ve probably managed to fill it with so many items that it looks messier day by day. The solution isn’t complicated but it takes time to understand that it’s not about adding a few shelves and boxes. It’s about measuring every single inch so that you can take full advantage because even the smallest workshop in the world can still provide tons of undiscovered benefits.
Be versatile and see things in every angle.
Now, this is a tough one because most individuals perceive the workshop as a room that can be filled with stuff in the horizontal. This principle is totally wrong because you can start by building higher, for instance. Many industrial spaces have pallet racks that you can get and adapt them to your own shelving system starting from the floor and up to the ceiling.
Don’t stop here! Once you’ve finished with the verticals, you have more dimension to fill up space with. Go deeper and place shelves behind another round of shelves. It might seem unbelievable but in fact, if you mount the front shelves on a few floor tracks you can make them slide, giving you plenty of access to the shelves from the back.
Even if your workplace is not that big, you can still put some shelves or drawers under every work surface that you’ve got. Especially when on sale, you can purchase many of these items for storage without spending a fortune. You can create a table if you combine two of them or even a rolling cart, using two-waist high cabinets.
Start by throwing something away.
People get very much attached to their belongings so it’s not an easy task trying to throw out their favorite things. Nevertheless, you need to understand that it’s a 3-step program that has done wonders for many individuals out there. You just organize, strip, toss, and repeat.
For example, pick some basic categories and each weekend or whenever you have some time to spare, go through one of them and put in order the pieces you need and get rid of that bunch of stuff that you will never ever use.
After getting rid of all the clutter and you’re shelves and drawers are finally in a perfect state, you can start labeling every single box. The good news is that there’s no need for you to do it the old-fashioned way, using a marker. Instead, you can get a pistol-shape gadget that embossed raised white letter on different colors of plastic tapes that can be peel off on the backside.