In this post, I will tell you How to Get Your Desk More Organized Immediately. You can increase productivity by assessing what’s getting in your way, the supplies you really need, and what to get rid of.
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Let’s cut to the chase, your work space needs to be in order. Feng shui was right about one thing: you need harmony to achieve the best productivity. Your work space can only gain from the harmony you can give it with a creative mind focused on getting the best results.
You can increase productivity by assessing what’s getting in your way, the supplies you really need, and what to get rid of.
What gets in the way of work?
This is the main trick to keeping an organized office space. Keep only essentials and get rid of anything that might get in the way of your productivity. Junk removal is important to the office’s productivity so never let too many items get in the way.
Be as merciless as you can, but only think about how you can get the job done the best way and if an item on your desk rarely falls on that list, then it’s trash. What am I talking about?
Consider tossing: old resumes, outdated electronics, dead plants, fake plants, gifts you never took home, random mugs, jackets/sweaters/gym clothes, tchotchkes, boxes/packing material, out-of-date magazines, old receipts/bills, and old marketing materials.
What does a desk need?
Other things to add to the desktop are pen or pencil holder, and an in/out file organizer at one of the outer corners of the desk. Other things you may add, but are not necessarily important, are phone space, coffee mug space, and recent work folder(s) space.
Of course, you do need your eraser, pencil sharpener, scissors, folders, blank sheets of paper, USB drives, and the rest, but all those should not be kept on the desk, but rather in the desk’s cabinets and drawers.
Speaking of drawers, an organizer is a must. Productivity will suffer much less if you don’t spend a significant time in rummaging through your desk.
Where does the rest of it go?
You still have archives, recent folders, research books or files to find a place for. All this should go in bookcases around the desk. They are items you need only for specific purposes and only temporary at that, so do find them specific places where they can stay before and after you come to need them.
Other items that have no value to your work rate can be taken out by your dedicated commercial clearance company. Some people do keep a small printer on their desk, but that is a waste of space when it can be placed on a nearby smaller table, or on a short file cabinet.
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How do you get YOUR desk organized?