How To Organize Your Desk So You Can Be More Productive

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Speaking of keeping things tidy. Here are a few tips to help you get an idea of how you can best organize your desk for productivity. Don’t let lose paperclips hold you back.

Be selective about what you keep on your desk.

Your desk sets the tone for your productivity. Even if you have the cutest tape dispenser in the office — even if it looks like an otter — give it a place out of sight. Your desk should have clear spaces for important documents, pending documents (those papers you need to do something with but haven’t gotten to it yet), and a quick place to take notes.

If your desk sets the tone for your productivity, shouldn’t it be awesome? Absolutely! Get some intentional decor, just don’t overdo it.

Don’t forget a collection jar! This jar is for all the paper clips, pens, loose change, and debris alike. This debris is usually unavoidable. Instead of letting them sit on your desk, give them a space.

Organize your desk drawers.

When you can’t find something you need for work, it can really put a damper on your day. Whether it’s something simple like your lucky pen or something important like your lucky pen, you can’t continue your work without it. You have to stop being productive to find it.

Think of all the times you looked for a pen or paperclip? It may only be a brief moment, but these brief moments add up. Drawer organizers are cheap and will save you more time than you think.

Have deeper drawers? Create labels so you know what items are out-of-sight. Someone in your office probably has one of those handy handheld label makers. If not you can get crafty with some post-it notes — or get a nifty label maker.

The more often you use it, the more convenient it should be for you to access.

Being organized is about more than just having a place for everything and keeping everything in that place. It is about making your desk work for you. If you have a super-handy storage spot for your most important reference book, you won’t feel like you need to have it sitting out on your desk.