It’s undeniable – a cluttered workspace makes for a cluttered mind. Having paper piles and all sorts of junk in your desk and drawers will make it impossible for you to concentrate or even feel at ease. So if your office is currently out of control, the first thing you’ll want to do is reset your space. Not only will having an organized desk look more inviting, but it will motivate you to get the job done.
Here are 5 small manageable things you can do to organize your home office right now:
A fresh start!
Clear everything off your desk at once, wipe your desk down, and then decide on what things should stay on it. Do you really need those old magazines? That collection of pens that don’t work anymore? Those used yogurt containers? Likely not. It’s time to get rid of them!
Organize your belongings
Now that you’ve done a quick decluttering, you should carefully organize everything you need to work properly. And remember: home offices need a clear work area, so try to keep this area as minimalist as possible. Think about where you’ll place each of these items. A carefully designed layout will make the room feel practical and logical.
Place your hardware properly
When it comes to organizing your hardware, we have an unmissable tip: position your equipment by frequency of use. If you use the printer daily, it should be within easy reach. If it is rarely used, it can be placed outside the work area. When setting up hardware, be conscious of access to drives, trays, and cords. Don’t block access to drawers or take up leg room with tangled cords. To keep wires away, you can attach binder clips to the edge of your desk and place the cords through the clips, for example.
Get the right accessories
If you don’t have good home office accessories such as pen holders, filing trays, files, and so on, nip to the shops soon to help keep your desk organized. This could also be a great opportunity to verify if you have the correct type of furniture and lighting in the room. There is nothing worse than sitting down to work in an uncomfortable, dark home office – so check if you need to make some of these little upgrades!
Schedule a weekly cleaning
To prevent your workspace from becoming cluttered again, plan to clean it once a week. This way, you’ll get to any little things that still got left out, if there are any. Dust the surface of your shelves and desk, wipe down hard surfaces where necessary, empty the trash, and vacuum. Moreover, try to go through your paperwork with some frequency, to prevent it from piling up.
Simple steps like these can go a long way in keeping the office neat, tidy, and organized.
Sounds too complicated to you? If that’s the case, you can always count on ClutterBeGone to help you organize and declutter your most problematic spaces! Get in touch with our team of experts and we will be delighted to offer you a free consultation to understand your needs and help you achieve a clutter-free office space – and home!