Client’s busy schedule and full load of projects and meetings left her desk covered in current project papers, etc. File drawers contained papers and files left by the previous incumbent, and outdated filing systems.
We worked with Client to eliminate unnecessary paper and create meaningful file storage based on subject and frequency of use. Current project files are kept in file sorter on top of desk. Active, longer-term project files are kept in desk file drawers. Historical, reference files are now kept in lateral files on the other side of the office.
Client’s home office doubles as her work office for her small consulting business, so business and personal have to coexist – and function well. Filing and daily workflow were confused, leaving Client to forget certain tasks and have difficulty locating paperwork.
Business and personal files were relocated into separate drawers with color-coded files for each area of Client’s business; personal files are in plain manila files. Separate desktop file sorters for business and personal keep current projects within easy reach and view, urgent projects to the front. Open-top file boxes make creative use of the space in between hanging files.