To organize all those pens, pencils, rulers, magic markers, rubber bands, scissors, tape, and glue, as well as any other items that find their home in a storage room, the simple trick is using the correct containers.
Aside from sorting and eliminating unwanted or unneeded items from the room, plastic containers with separate lids was the key to this hospital’s solution. See-through containers with only one type of item in each container: probes in one container, scissors in another, magic markers in…you get the idea.
Now when the hospital employees need a supply, there is no guessing and no wasting of time to find just the needed item.
Oh, and by the way, did you notice the four empty shelves on the left side of the picture? In getting organized, not only did we speed up access to needed items, we also saved space. All you can see from the picture are the four empty shelves — what you can’t see are the three other empty shelving units — that’s another 12 empty shelves. In just one afternoon, we freed up 40% more space for future use!
And as everyone in business knows, saving space is saving money.