Working in shipping container offices is a blessing for people dealing with large construction projects, flea markets or other moving projects. However, one downside to using container offices is that you don’t have that much space. A mess in a large suite can often go ignored, but even small signs of disorganization in a container office can disrupt your workday.

Staying organized helps you stay productive, but there’s more to working in a container office than just trying to keep it clean. Looking for portable home office ideas? Here are five tips you can use when you start working from inside one of our office containers: 

With Eagle Leasing and these organization tips, you can get to work and stay productive in a portable office container or office trailer

1. Consider paperless office systems. 

If you’re not a paperless office yet, this is a good time to make a switch. The use of electronic records means that all you need for a filing system is a laptop and a reliable server. All that requires is a laptop bag! Additionally, a laptop can power customer-friendly presentations using a larger monitor or a spare TV with an HDMI input or Bluetooth connection. You’ll be able to connect your laptop and share the screen in a way customers will appreciate.

2. Develop a strong filing system.

If you can’t go paperless, then streamline your filing system as much as possible. One great way to do that is with filing cabinets, which are included with your shipping container office if you rent from us.  Whoever you rent from, it helps to have a plan. We make that easy by move-in and move-out processes. Developing your system before you move in will save you time and keep you productive, and keep you from losing important documents.

3. Look for furniture that multitasks.

Find furniture that does double duty, and you’ll be able to save space while increasing versatility. The folding plan tables in our office containers are a good example of this philosophy in practice. 

You may also want to consider shipping containers that come with furniture designed for container office use. At Eagle Leasing, our mobile office containers offer a reliable, secure, and comfortable space to work in and are outfitted with desks, filing cabinets, drafting tables, HVAC systems, and more. Enjoy modern furnishings despite the small container space by renting from us at Eagle Leasing!

4. Collect clutter in daily baskets. 

A workday can be crazy, which makes it hard to even keep track of something simple like print outs and other documents. To stay on top of all the details and demands, set aside a few baskets that are sized for your needs.

Less important clutter of the day can go in that basket, to be dealt with after closing time, while another basket can be set aside for items that must be dealt with ASAP. This system helps you maximize the space in your office container and lets you stay focused on providing immediate service without creating a mess you have to workaround. 

man-working-phone Top 5 Tips for Organizing Your Shipping Container Office

5. Think about touches of decorative comfort.

Aesthetics greatly affect employee mood, so rent from companies that lease out nice, clean shipping containers. We here at Eagle Leasing pride ourselves on offering quality, well-equipped, and well-serviced office trailers that are also secure and delivered on time. That being said, decoration is a matter of personal tastes, so while many people like how our office containers look, others may prefer something more colorful and vibrant.

That’s where you come in. From wall art to throw rugs and even lamps, your office container can benefit greatly from the right decorative touches that speak to your business and workspace preferences. Even if you are working by yourself, you can create an atmosphere that helps you stay focused and productive.

Finishing Touches for Your Business 

An organized office is only half the battle. Sometimes, the best way to improve office productivity is by upgrading the office itself. Looking to lease an office container compatible with the latest phones, laptops, and cables for a modern work environment?

Check out our shipping container offices here at Eagle Leasing Our containers come equipped with electrical outlets, along with additional charging stations for phones, laptops, walkie-talkies, and more. Many of our shipping container offices come built in with air conditioning and heating units as well so your staff can feel even more comfortable while they work.

For any questions you have on the uses of office containers and trailers, contact our team or request a quote with the services you have in mind. We are the largest and one of the most experienced shipping leasing companies in the Northeast, and will do our best to help you with all of your shipping container needs when you work with us at the Eagle Leasing Company.