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August 2019


A neat and clutter free office can improve the overall mood and feel of a space. Having an organized office can also make important documents easy to find, protect valuable data and eliminate multiple purchases of the same supplies. Decluttering not only affects employees but clients as well. Make a good impression on visitors and work efficiently with these decluttering tips.

Organize your Drawers
Drawers are often a place for hiding unused items. Start by getting rid of anything you don’t need. Next, use drawer dividers to organize the supplies you want to keep and labeled folders for documents you need to reference.

Evaluate What’s Important
Make a list of what you use and what you don’t. There is no point in holding onto unused items so recycle old documents, well-used folders and dated catalogs.

Invest in Storage Solutions
Whether you need some new folders, a bigger file cabinet or a mobile pedestal to increase your drawer space, evaluate what products will help to keep you organized day-to-day.

Implement a Cleaning Schedule
After all the effort you’ve put into organizing your work space, you will want to keep your desk looking clean. Beyond the initial purge, decluttering needs to become part of your weekly schedule. One suggestion is to spend the last 15 minutes of each Friday clearing off your desk so you start again fresh on Monday.

By putting in the effort to get yourself organized and setting aside a little time each week to stay decluttered, your work space will be more enjoyable and efficient. Contact the Keeney’s team today for recommendations on organizing products and storage solutions.

Getting a new office space is exciting but takes a lot of planning and thought. While exploring furniture options for your new space, it’s important to not only consider the aesthetics of the pieces but how the furniture will be used day-to-day. Not only is it important to make sure the size of the furniture fits in your office, but it is just as significant to consider that the furniture you are selecting will be functional for your space. Below are five tips to assure you are considering all aspects when it comes to selection furniture for your new office.

Make Room for Movement
When selecting furniture, consider how people with move within the space. When you are measuring your office before a furniture purchase, make sure that you’re also leaving yourself some extra room to easily get to your desk or open a storage cabinet. You want to be able to move around your office without injuring yourself or maneuvering in frustration. Your office should be a place that brings you to a state of focus and productivity, therefore the furniture you select will make all the difference.

Have Space to Work
Create a list tasks you do at work each day to determine what desk features will be beneficial to your everyday workflow. If your job requires you to have a lot of space to draw and design, you may need to consider a desk that’s longer with more surface space. If your job is tailored around lots of paperwork and bookkeeping, you may need to consider a desk that has storage space with shelving and drawers.

Create Storage
Desks are the primary focus when it comes to your workspace but it is important to consider if cabinets, bookcases or other accent pieces will be beneficial to your office. Each of these takes up additional space so make sure you have the space to accommodate extra furniture pieces and have enough room to open doors and drawers.

Consider Room Features
Take note of your office’s features like entryways, doorways, and outlets and determine if each feature will limit where furniture can be placed. Not every obstacle has to be a deal breaker but make sure your door has enough clearance and furniture isn’t blocking windows or walkways.

Allow for Visitors
If your office is going to be home to guests, you also have to factor that in when measuring your room for a functional fit. If your job requires you to frequently meet with clients and other guests in your office, make sure that you’re considering that as you measure your room for furniture. You want your office space to be impressionable and comfortable when clients visit your office. Also, think how many people you may need to accommodate in your office on a regular basis.

Since picking out office furniture probably isn’t something you do on a regular basis, consider consulting an expert to assist. The Keeney’s furniture team provides space planning services and can help to make sure the pieces in your offices are a perfect fit for your work style. Give us a call today to start designing your dream office!

Since your reception area is your first impression with a client, put some thought into making it welcoming, attractive and tidy. While no one likes to wait, creating an enjoyable waiting area will improve your customer’s experience and help to form a positive opinion about your business. When designing your reception space, consider the features below to make the space comfortable and inviting for your visitors.

 

Select a Reception Desk the Works with the Space

With the reception desk being the first thing your guests see when they enter the room, it only makes sense that you give some well-deserved attention to it. When choosing a reception desk, take into consideration the size of the space available. You don’t want to go for the traditional large desk if you’re only working with a small room because it will look too crowded and unorganized. If your reception area is receiving mail or packages, add storage so the reception desk stays clear and clutter-free.

 

Post Helpful Signage

If your office has more than one check-in desk or waiting area, post signage differentiating each area so guests know they are in the correct spot. Make sure exits, employee only areas and restrooms are well marked to guide guests in the office.

 

Create a Welcoming Space

To make a waiting room a place your guests won’t mind staying, furniture should be both aesthetically-pleasing, comfortable and easy to clean. To make the space feel more welcoming, consider adding artwork, plants and unique decor that is relevant to your industry. A coffee station and reading materials will help guests to pass the time while they wait.

 

Have Fun with Colors

Add some pops of color to appeal to your clientele and enhance their experience at your office. Bright colors are inviting for a children’s area while tranquil blue hues are relaxing for a spa waiting room. Consider your logo colors as well when choosing colors to play into your brand.

 

Ready to redesign your reception area? The Keeney’s team would be happy to help! Give us a call and our experienced furniture team will assist in creating a reception area into a room guest would love to wait in!

It’s that time of year again! Students of all ages are looking forward to (or dreading) starting a new school year. Whether it be college or pre-school, all educational institutions can benefit from school promotional products. Using promotional items for schools is a great way to create school spirit and can be an easy way raise money for school clubs and organization. Check out the list below for our most popular imprinted products for schools!

Drawstring Backpacks

Magnetic Team Schedules

Waterbottles

Car Clings

Event Tickets

Bleacher Seats

Visit our promotional products website or contact the Keeney’s team to start boosting your school spirit and club fundraising today!

 

Whiteboards are a staple in offices, conference rooms and classrooms and can be used in many different ways. They provide great way to brainstorm with a team, offer helpful images for presentations and provide a visual way to organize and prioritize your tasks. Check out these tips to select the best whiteboard for your office:

Purpose

The first thing you need to do to figure the best whiteboard option  is to determine the purpose of the whiteboard. Deciding if the board is for personal use in your office, in a meeting room, or in a public area will help you to choose surface, size, and design aesthetic.

Size

To determine the size of the whiteboard, consider the size of the wall where it will be mounted to determine constraints. You obviously don’t want to buy a board larger than your wall space but putting a tiny board on a expansive wall will look disproportionate. You should also think about how many people will be using the board. A whiteboard for personal use versus one for a board room will differ in sizes.

Material

The most common materials used for whiteboards are melamine, porcelain and glass. Each material has pros and cons so you will want to consider how you are using the board to determine which material is best for you. Melamine boards are the cheapest option but typically have a short lifespan due to ghosting.  Porcelain boards have steel backing so they are magnetic but also have issues with staining over time. Glass boards are usually the most expensive but will last the longest and are easy to clean. Since the surface is not white, presentations can be difficult to see and not all marker colors show up on the board.

Aesthetics

Another important factor to consider is the design aesthetic of your whiteboard and how it will fit into the overall tone and culture of your work-space. You can customize your whiteboard by selecting various frame colors and materials, adding colors or graphics to the surface or mixing in additional materials like metal or cork for more functionality.

 

A white board is a great addition any office area and offers a number of benefits to your employees. By considering these criteria when choosing your whiteboard you’re sure to find one that is perfect for your purpose and space. Check out all the whiteboard options on our website or contact the Keeney’s team for assistance finding the perfect whiteboard for your space!