The organization of files and other important documents is the bane of every manager’s existence. As soon as they find a place to store last months paperwork, this month has ended and the process has to start all over again. By setting aside some time every day for the next few weeks, you can effectively sort through all of your work and choose some office storage accordingly.

Begin by labeling where everything needs to go. If you have an office supplies cupboards, be sure to attack it with your labeling gun. When everything has a designated place, employees are more likely to use them, which makes finding spare paper or those documents from last week’s meeting much easier.

Place smaller items, like pens and pencils, into a bigger office storage container, then label it and put it in a convenient spot. Make sure that all folders and binders have been labeled appropriately so that important files are always on hand and don’t mysteriously disappear.

Instruct employees that storage space within the office is in high demand, so personal effects are to be kept to a minimum. This may free up desk and drawer space that could be used for storing stationary and files that are needed at the current time or on a regular basis.

Even though organizing and finalizing office storage may seem like an overwhelming task that managers simply do not have the time to deal with, all it takes is a few weeks to get on top of everything. By keeping your storage as organized as possible, you can ensure that you never have to spend hours hunting for important documents again.