An office move comes with many challenges, one of which is an uncertainty about how all of your company’s supplies will fit into the new space. I worked with a PR and event company who experienced this challenge, and needed my services to reorganized their shipping area, a vital part of their day-to-day business operation. Read on to see how this NYC Professional Office Organizer approached the challenge.
My client had recently moved into their new, much larger office space. While all the boxes had been unpacked and materials stowed away in the shipping area, it was clear that a more organized approach was needed in this department. There were plenty of shelves and even a specific area set up for a packing and shipping station. The problem was that shipping supplies and other related materials has been randomly placed on the shelves. In addition, a very large printer had been left on the shipping station thus greatly reducing the amount of space available for packing boxes. The good news: there was plenty of room for all the materials and activities in this area. The challenge: the workflow hadn’t been considered when placing materials on shelves and the space wasn’t being maximized.
My plan included assigning locations and storage containers for all materials in this department. In addition, I wanted to maximize the space so that there would be room for future needs. Containers were specifically recommended for this project. All materials except the large bubble wrap roll and shopping bags were stored in clearly labeled bins. The open shelves that weren’t currently needed were stocked with storage containers that could easily be used for new additions to the supply inventory. The packing/shipping station workspace was cleared of all extraneous items and tape guns, sharpies and the like were collected in a readily accessible tray. The shelves above the station were stocked with frequently used Fedex and UPS shipping supplies.
By following my plan for this area, all shipping materials were could be easily accessed and all the storage space had a defined function. An overstock area was established so that it was much easier to manage the supply inventory. This department which is used by the entire staff is much better organized and easy to maintain.
What the Client Says
“When we moved, my PR and events agency needed a pro to reorganize our shipping area in our new offices. Stephanie proved to be above and beyond expectations. She approached the job calmly, was logical, and balanced function and aesthetic perfectly.” – Co-Chairman
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