Do a Thorough Cleaning
Keeping your workspace clean is important. After all, a clear, fresh space can mean a clear, fresh mind.
First, try to straighten up your space. Clear your clutter, throw out or recycle any paperwork or items you don’t need, and place them in their respective trash or recycling bins.
Once this is done, consider cleaning and disinfecting your workspace. Stock up on cleaning supplies like paper towels, all-purpose cleaners, and other items like dusters, sponges, vacuums, and mops. Getting your space clean can help ease your and your employees’ minds.
However, don’t just clean your space at the start of 2024 and forget about it. Set up a regular cleaning schedule — possibly with daily, weekly, and monthly tasks — and help keep everyone, including yourself, in the right frame of mind.
Prepare Tax Documents Early
No matter the size of your business, doing your taxes each year can be overwhelming. You can jump-start your annual tax preparation and help reduce stress while maximizing your business tax deductions.
Gather the appropriate tax documents available. Ideally, you’ll stay on top of this paperwork throughout the year and have it available for each quarter completed. You can compare the last three quarters of the year to how your business did in 2023 and use this data to project what your company might owe in taxes.
An easy way to organize these important documents is by using tax preparation software.
Update Your Storage Options
Another way to streamline and keep your workspace organized is by improving your company’s storage system. Finding new storage solutions for your business can help you start 2024 on the right foot.
Evaluate your inventory and supplies to determine what you need to store your stuff and make your workplace as efficient as possible. Maybe you need some new file boxes to reorganize documents not needed in the new year. Or maybe you need bins or plastic containers to organize and access your business inventory.
Stay Stocked Up on Essentials
Think about the office supplies you and your employees need throughout the year — including ink and toner, pens and pencils, and paper (whether it’s legal-size paper, letter-size paper, printer paper, or something else) — and consider stocking up now.
And don’t forget other items you might use regularly, such as cleaning supplies or breakroom essentials like coffee, snacks, plates, and utensils.
Once you order these items, monitor how quickly your stock is depleted. Order them regularly throughout the year to avoid running out of necessary supplies.