It is quite common to have a cluttered desk, at school or at work, but what most people do not know is that clutter can severely impact workplace productivity, to the tune of over $150 billion in lost billable hours yearly.
Most Americans do admit that being disorganized is a strongly negative quality to have in the workplace, and more than half actually admit that they do evaluate their coworkers by their “clutter factor.”
But what is the answer to rampant workplace clutter? Despite most businesses having access to digitized accounting and bill payment, the average person who works in an office uses about 10,000 sheets of paper every year.
Between internal memos, billing and organizational paperwork, and record keeping, office workers are still drowning in paperwork, even in our new digital era. Paperwork can be even worse for merchants who sell online: shipping labels, bills, and other essential paperwork must be printed or their products cannot be delivered.
Many merchants use wholesale bubble mailers for smaller products that need to be shipped and write addresses by hand: it is more time-consuming but can save hundreds of dollars yearly in printing costs.
Cheap bubble mailers that can be ordered in bulk are not only good for protecting smaller shipped goods, but can be used to hold receipts and small office supplies, like paperclips and printable sticker labels, that are used regularly. Keeping a few paperclips on hand and replenishing the supply as needed can reduce clutter and improve the overall look and feel of a work space.
Office supplies do not have to be expensive to be effective. Cheap ring binders and cheap bubble mailers, properly used to organize and file office supplies and paperwork, can not only make the work day flow more smoothly, but can also change the opinions of more organized, efficient coworkers. Organization can be difficult, but a few inexpensive office supplies can make a noticeable difference.