If your desk is covered in stacks of paper, looks like a sticky note explosion, and it’s been a while since you’ve seen the top of your desk, perhaps it’s time to get organized and see more clearly. So push aside all of those coffee cups and say goodbye to all the clutter because you’re reclaiming your work space with these desk organization tips.
The key to getting your desk organized, is to have the gear to store all of your work essentials and paperwork. So go shopping! The best part, you can find desk storage items that are personal, fit your style, and you don’t have to spend a lot of money on these items. Think organizers for your pens, pencils, binder and paperclips, as well as a place to store your pads of paper and sticky notes.
Start a filing system that is easy to use. Get stackable bins and file everything like your emails: use a bin for papers that need to be addressed–an inbox. Another for papers that need to be filed–saved filed. Finally, a bin for tasks that have been completed- an outbox.
Get in the habit of trashing and recycling immediately. Rather than letting this small task wait, get into the habit of getting papers or others items off your desk right away. If you don’t have a small trash or recycle bin next to your desk, get one! Now there’s no excuse for trash cluttering your desk!
If your desk is covered in lots of power cords, use twisty ties to pull the cords together and to pull them off your desk or away from your work space for a clean and neat look.
Choose personal d?cor on your desk wisely. If your desk is covered with tons of picture frames and your entire bobblehead collection, it’s time to downsize. If all of your work items are already competing for space with your personal items, you are destined for a mess. Instead, display only your most favorite items and send the rest home.
Take a few minutes to cleanup at the end of your work week. Even though you are ready to dash out the door, tackle the any mess before you head home to recharge. When you’re back in the office, you’ll be glad you are starting the day with a clean desk.