Whether it's your office desk at work, a shared open office for you and your
colleagues or a home office, organization really is the key to productivity.
But, a clean and orderly work environment isn't just about increasing
productivity — a decluttered and aesthetically pleasing office increases
employee morale and buy-in, projects a sense of trust and confidence and gives
you the opportunity to build connections with customers and other businesses.
There are any number of ways to declutter your work space and you could
literally spend thousands of dollars getting it just right by buying the
latest gadgets and office furniture but why do that when you can use sign or
craft vinyl to quickly and cost-effectively increase your productivity and put
your work life in order? Keep reading to discover all of the ways you can use
decals and craft vinyl films to make your office a haven of order and a font of
Using Sign and Craft Vinyl to Make a Better Office
DIY Vinyl Cord Labels
Color Code Your File System
Do-It-Yourself Desk Organizers
Organize Your Time
Dry Erase Vinyl Wall Decals
Branding for You, Inspiration for Your Team
Communicate Your Corporate Culture with Decals
Showcase B2B Collaboration
Employee Appreciation and Name Decals
If your goal is to get and stay organized, a label maker should be your best friend.
There are a lot of great brands of label makers so you can go bargain-basement
or get one with all the bells and whistles. Simple things like labeling cabinets not only saves time and frustration but
will minimize the number of interruptions you experience in the course of a day.
Once you slap a “PRINTER PAPER” label on the right cabinet or drawer, you will
drastically reduce the number of people who will bother you asking where they can
find paper. (Ok, a few co-workers probably still will.)
Not a fan of label makers or want a more "creative" option? Check out the
organizing tips below that use vinyl films and decals to make your office a
beauty to behold and a more efficient place to work.
Ever been working on an important project when all of a sudden your monitor goes black?
Naturally, your first reaction is to panic: visions of sleepless nights trying
to redo all of your work that's been lost cloud your mind while it feels as if
there's not enough air in your office to breathe. Then you remember that the
veritable thicket of cords and cables under your desk has caused issues in the
past before when your neighbors have attempted to plug in their space heaters or
Luckily for you, someone just unplugged your monitor but who knows if they'll
actually get the CPU next time. Avoid this time suck and the potential
catastrophe by making DIY labels for the important cords in your life.
One simple hack, use colored vinyl to distinguish your monitor from your neighbor’s space heater.
A well-organized filing system is a good indication of a functional office space.
But, beyond looking good, it's also a way to become more efficient and spend
less time searching for what you need
To organize, separate the filing system into color coded categories. If
you've got a home office you might want to try the following five color-coded categories:
- Green - Financial
- Red - Medical
- Orange - Personal
- Yellow - Insurance
- Blue - House
This system works best for hanging folders but can also be used in cabinets
as well. Label each folder according to your needs.
Another great way to organize your desk and office is to hid things away in
conveniently labeled boxes. You can be as creative or conservative as you like
but craft vinyl gives you a great way to transform even the most plain
looking cardboard boxes into high-style decor. Simply use a
specialty pattern vinyl film to wrap your
boxes to match your office decor color scheme or to suit your personality. Not
sure how to do it? Check out these great
vinyl cardboard box
wrap ideas on Pinterest.
Once you've wrapped your boxes, you'll want to label them. You can, of
course, use a label maker but after you've gone to these lengths why stop
there? If you've got a Cricut or Silhouette vinyl cutter you can make
corresponding labels in just about any font and colored vinyl you want. Heck,
you can even make decals showing what is stored in the boxes (e.g., a pencil,
staplers, ream of paper, etc...) for those less inclined to read.
What You'll Need to Make DIY Desk Organizers
So far we've looked at ideas to help you organize your stuff but what about
the other half of the battle? In other words, what about vinyl decals and films
that help you to use your time more efficiently? In this section we'll cover
some cool ideas that will save not only time but your money too.
Why not turn any surface into a dry erase board with Dry Erase Vinyl film?
Whether you choose Cricut® vinyl or any other brand on the market you can use
your vinyl cutting machine to cut this film to the exact size and shape you need
or even do it by hand with a pair of scissors.
Keep track of appointments, use this dry-erase vinyl as an eco-friendly
alternative to wasteful post-its when you write or draw on it with dry erase markers, and wipe off writing with a dry eraser or paper towel.
Dry Erase Vinyls offer long-lasting cling on any smooth surface, including walls, glass, ceramic, metal, and more.
Best of all, when it’s time for a change, they can be easily removed, making
them ideal for creating temporary message boards, labels, and more.
In a similar vein as dry-erase vinyl films, chalkboard vinyl can be used as an
organizational tool to keep track of attendance, meetings, sales goals and more.
But, when it comes to aesthetics, chalkboards have an edge over the look of dry
Add a retro look to your office or business and apply this great
vinyl to a file cabinet, fridge or finished wall in no time.
Cut to fit shelves
or other irregular areas by hand or with a vinyl cutting machine. We're sure
you'll love it however you use it.
When it comes to branding, inspiration and interior decor, you can never go wrong with
vinyl decals. Whether it’s for a business or a home office, decals are an
inexpensive way to add life and creativity to your space.
In this section we'll
take a look a how craft and sign vinyl can be used to inspire your team and add
contemporary style to your business' interiors.
Every business strives to create and communicate its values and what better
way to do so than with vinyl wall decals.
Let's face it: no one reads your employee handbook and weekly meetings do little
to create and foster your core business values.
Rely on visually stunning and
budget-friendly vinyl decals to reinforce what makes your company tick.
custom decals with a Cricut or Silhouette plotter to make an organization wall
including onboarding, acclimatizing, sales and general company info.
Does your company collaborate or partner with other businesses, social media
influencers or brands? Creating decals to showcase people and companies you operate with is a great way to showcase your networks
and to increase the power of your referrals and branding! You can print the logos of others you work with along with vinyl lettering of their names to create an array of sponsorships and partnerships.
This also shows strong brand identity and looks very professional when having customers or leads visiting your office, as it’s a testimony to your ability to work with others!
When it comes to company morale, employee appreciation is crucial.
One great way to get employees excited and involved is to create an employee of the month section where you can showcase individuals that go above and beyond at your company. This also encourages participation and innovation among your employees, and shows that you genuinely
In addition to overt signs of appreciation, something as simple as employee
titles and name decals on their workstations, desks or offices can go a long
way in boosting morale and encouraging buy-in.