A well-organized desk can improve the work efficiency and productivity. You are concentrated when working at a clean table. You can easily find the files and notes you need. While the cluttered, unorganized desk may distract you. For me, I found it difficult to keep my desk clean and organized. Although I wanted to keep it that way, it only lasted one day or two. The following tips have worked well for me and help maintain my desk. Use them for reference to make your desk tidy and well-organized.
Do you need all the stuff laying over the desk? Unless you use them frequently, put them in your drawer to optimize your space. I used to be a stationary lover and enjoyed buying the same kind of stationary of different colors. Sooner they became clutter all over my desks.
Actually, I didn’t necessarily need all of them. So I made up my mind to get rid of some of them. Well, to be honest, I cleaned up most of them. Start now and don’t feel bad about moving them off your desk.
A computer is an inseparable part of office. The keyboard is often covered by a fine layer of dust. Use the computer keyboard gel cleaner to get rid of dust to make it clean and sanitary. We are often buried by tons of paperwork in office, so there are many documents for us to organize. Especially after you finish a big project, piles of files probably drive you crazy.
To a large extent, the optimization of your space depends on how well you can organize these documents. Going paperless will save you a lot of trouble. Scan those important documents and save an PDF file. And then all you need to do is to classify those less important documents and put them in your drawer.
For those stuff you put on your desk, you should buy some organization supplies like file holders, bookcases, small boxes to store them. Put those files you are gonna use in the files holders. You’d better classify them in certain categories and put corresponding labels on them. It is easier for you to reach them quickly. For those frequently-used stationary, put them into a small box to arrange them neatly.
Additionally, trash like food wrappers, several pieces of used paper can turn your desk into a mess. Sometimes we just put them down on the desk if we are busy with other work. Do remember to put a trash bin within reach. So you don’t need to leave your desk, unless you want to play the paper toss game.
If your desk is slightly disorganized, it won’t take you too much time to organize it. So make the organization work a regular routine. Before you leave the office, take some time to put your documents in order. The cluttered stationary should be right in the storage box. You should clean up the trash bin as well. An organized desk is a perfect wrap-up of the day’s work and a fresh start of tomorrow.