Do you know how to keep your desk decluttered? We spend an hour or more organizing our desk and getting rid of the clutter, feeling so proud of ourselves, and then have it back to its original state within a week. Why is it so hard to keep desks decluttered?
Well, for many of us, it is where we spend the majority of our time, beaten out only by our bed if we are getting the recommended amount of sleep. So when you look at it that way, it makes sense. However, that is also the reason that keeping it decluttered is so important. Who wants to spend the majority of their day feeling stressed by the clutter on their desk? At the same time, how can you fight it? By following the tips below.
The majority of desk clutter is paper clutter. So the best way to cut down on your clutter is to start filing those papers away. In addition to a filing cabinet, having an on-desk filing system to help you sort papers in advance of filing them in the cabinet is a good idea.
However, the best way to eliminate paper clutter is to remove paper. When possible, go digital. You should consider getting a scanner and shredder to make the process easier on you.
Okay, it seems obvious, but how many of us do it? Pointless papers, broken staplers, and other items better suited to the garbage end up being left on the desk. Force yourself to throw things away at the moment rather than waiting until later. Keep the trash can handy to stop yourself from finding excuses.
The photos of the kids are cute and the trinkets from your vacations fun reminders, but you don’t need them on your desk. Use your wall space as display space so your workstation is open and clutter free.
However, there are some things that need to be kept out. For those items, use quality organizers and charging stations to keep everything organized and in its place. Once you implement this and the other tips, you will find yourself feeling more creative and productive without the hindrance of clutter