Your office storage needs to be about more than filing cabinets. Personal storage can help you create a tidy, secure workplace. Offices are usually busy enough on a day-to-day basis, but if you throw loads of clutter into the mix, it can make life even more difficult. From paperwork strewn over surfaces to coats on the back of chairs and employees’ bags left haphazardly under desks, it doesn’t take much for your office to look a mess. Whether you often see clients in your office or not, this lack of organisation doesn’t look great. It also means that productivity can be hampered – especially if it gets to the point that staff can’t find anything. Although office storage, like filing cabinets and cupboards, can help you with the standard items your office needs, the chances are people’s desks still end up getting cluttered with their own belongings. Introducing personal storage lockers into your office, as well as using more conventional office storage, can offer a variety of advantages for both your employees and the office environment. Personal storage can help optimise your office storage space, increase office productivity and allow a secure place for employees to store their belongings – all of which are great results for any kind of office. If you’re still not sure whether personal storage furniture is the right choice for your office, here are some benefits it offers: Keeps the office looking professional Fed up of untidy desks or sick of hiding the mess away when clients visit your office? You can make as many rules about keeping things tidy as you like, if you don’t provide the right storage, there will always be a few people who end up with messy desks and too much stuff on show in the office. Adding some personal storage lockers to your office will give your employees a space to be able to tidy away all of their non-essential belongings, helping to keep their workspace as organised as possible. For your employees, having a clean and organised desk to work at will increase their levels of productivity. However, for the business, it will help you to maintain a professional appearance that will make a good impression whenever people come to your office. Hotdesking More companies than ever are now using ‘hotdesking’ in order to make the most of smaller office spaces. It’s a great option if you have part-time members of staff working in the office on different days, as you don’t need to provide a desk for each individual. Hotdesking also gives workers the freedom to move around the office, get to know people in different departments and work with more people on projects or to solve problems. Although a good approach to modern office work that allows you to make the most of the space you have, hotdesking does come with a few downsides. Without any set space, employees will be conscious of having the correct equipment or last week’s figure sheets readily available to them. There may also be issues with security, as they might find that belongings have been moved by someone else using the same desk. Personal storage lockers support your hotdesking approach as they provide your employees with storage of their own, so they know exactly where everything is when they come into work. Improved security In large companies and coworking offices, there can be a cause for concern amongst employees around the availability of secure storage. With many people coming and going out of the office regularly, it is difficult to maintain a high level of security that ensure the protection of your employees’ belongings. Providing personal storage in your office space is a cost-effective solution to improving security for your employees. It can also mean you don’t have to deal with issues surrounding missing or misplaced items, as all personal or important items should be stored in a locker. Designating each employee with their own locker will offer them their own secure personal storage space. Not only will this keep your office space looking tidier, but it will also save important office time that employees may have been wasting in packing and unpacking their belongings throughout the day. Optimise office space No matter the size of your office, getting the right storage for you – and the right amount of storage – can be a challenge. With office furniture tending to be on the bulky side and you needing a workspace for everyone – as well as surfaces for equipment – it’s easy for an office space to seem much smaller than it is. Having personal storage lockers in your office will improve your office’s overall organisation and tidiness, meaning that you are able to optimise your available office space. Of course, this means you need lockers that work with your space, as well as provide storage for each member of your team. This is why we have personal storage units that provide between two and eight individual lockers in a range of styles. Increased safety If your office space is unnecessarily cluttered then your health and safety standards can be lower than is required. This can increase the risk of a trip or another type of accident in your office – one that could be easily avoided. Allowing personal storage space in your office is an essential way of ensuring that the wellbeing of your employees is protected. It is reassuring for your employees, and for protecting your company, to know that these trip hazards can be locked away. Your employees will thank you for providing a secure space where these personal items can be stored away and not damaged. This can also positively impact your company as often these items may be work equipment, such as laptops, so it is important that these are kept safe. The bottom line No office is complete without personal storage lockers. With personal storage units starting from only two doors, this means that the desk-high options can readily fit around the space that you already have. Easy to place next to an individual’s or shared desks, they are the perfect solution for accessible, secure, storage for your entire office. To let your office reap the benefits of having clutter-free workspaces, why not start your journey here?