how to organize your desk

Steps

1. Start with a clean slate.
  • Move everything off of the desk and place it on the floor or table (neatly) .
  • Throw out, or put into storage the items that are not needed, such as old papers, torn scraps of paper, or even an outdated picture.

torn scraps of paper, or even an outdated picture.

 

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2. Prioritize your organization job! Decide which your most often-used items are; these could be pencils, pens, scissors, important documents, or even hand lotion.
  • Place these items in a drawer that is within easy reach (or, in the case of pens and pencils, in a cup).

 

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3. Clean the top of your desk.

  • Try to keep a clock and calendar nearby.
  • If you usually work on your computer/laptop, you should use it for work only and turn it off when you're done. Reserve a little space on your desk for your laptop, but if you can, try to avoid it altogether. Having too many electronic devices on your desk will not only clutter the space, but also your mind.

 

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4. Put frequently used items in easy-to-reach areas. This may include a helf or a drawer. Your items should have specific places so you always know where they are. The inside of your shelves and/or drawers should be organized, too. As an example, you could divide your drawers into several sections, one for your pens/pencils/rubbers/scissors/highlighters, another for your sharpener/staplers/paper clips, another for your books, another for little toiletries such as tissues, lotion, bandaids, etc. so you don't have to keep getting up to get frequently used items.

 

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5.Store items that are not used frequently in less accessible areas. Items that are not used frequently do not need to be in an easy to reach area. By putting them elsewhere, you make room for those things that you do use often.

 

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6. Place loose papers in a desk box.

  • If you are still working on them, mark them by using a tiny dot on the top or mark them with post its so you'll remember to go back to them.
  • Papers that are not being worked on can be put in a binder or a folder.

 

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