6 Ways to Simplify Your Work Life

Use these strategies to boost your productivity quotient at the office.

One way to simplify your work life is to clean up your workspace.

When 5 p.m. rolls around, and you’re headed home from the office, do you usually feel a sense of accomplishment? Or does your progress often get sidetracked by interruptions, inefficiencies, and other unwelcome surprises? If busy workdays are your gold standard, simple processes and strategies can help you boost your productivity quotient at work.

In honor of National Simplify Your Life Week, here are five easy ways to simplify your work life:

  1. Clean up your workspace
  2. Get organized
  3. Reassess your office supply vendor
  4. Avoid multitasking
  5. Automate where you can
  6. Delegate tasks

Keep reading to learn more about each of these ways to improve your daily output on the job.

  1. Clean up your workspace

Research suggests that a clean workspace can help increase your productivity. Break through all the clutter on your desk and recycle or shred meeting notes and papers you no longer need. Set aside spent pens, toner, and other supplies and contact us to see if we can help you recycle them. Place all other items in their place. And finally, make your desk sparkle and shine with our complete line of cleaning supplies for the workplace.

  1. Get organized

Simplifying your work life wouldn’t be complete without a healthy dose of organization. Office productivity tools like calendars and planners can help you keep tabs on your day, while desk organizers can keep your documents and files in order. Consider starting the morning with a simple to-do list of the tasks you need to complete that day and work to prioritize them. The more organized you feel, the easier it will be to accomplish your tasks.

Discover some of the benefits of staying organized at work here.

  1. Reassess your office supply vendor

If you don’t use EZ Office Products as your office supply vendor and your delivery or ordering process contributes to an inefficient work day, choose one who better understands how precious your time can be. We know our clients don’t have all day to fumble with paper, toner, and staples. EZ Office Products can help get you from point A to point B faster with our quick and painless online ordering process, fast delivery service and quality products that make your day easier. Plus, we’ll never make you talk to an automated robot, wait endlessly on hold, or unpack your own supplies.

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  1. Avoid multitasking

Experts have found that while multitasking may seem like an effective way to manage several tasks at once, it actually has a detrimental impact on your productivity and performance – and can even lower your IQ! Instead of juggling so many projects at once, try to focus all of your energy on the tasks that really matter.

Use these three easy strategies to stop multitasking and get more done.

  1. Automate where you can

The key to a simpler life at the office is to work smarter, not harder. This strategy starts with using one of the many wonderful digital automation tools to make your day more productive. Use templates for email, presentations, and other documents whenever you can and set up automatic email replies or auto-text messages. Keep track of clients and prospects with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools, like SalesForce, HubSpot, and Zoho. And check out cloud-based project management tools to help you and your team stay on-task.

  1. Delegate tasks

If you begin feeling overwhelmed with too many tasks on your plate at once, then delegate. If you are uncomfortable asking your coworkers if they are available to help with your workload, use these strategies to learn to delegate more efficiently so you can get more done.

With these five ways to simplify your work life, you can improve productivity and feel more accomplished at the end of each day. For more tips on improving productivity in life and work, check out our blog.

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