How to organize your desk to increase productivity

It can be hard to focus on your work when you are distracted by stuff on your desk. Your office desk should be a calm place where it is easy to find focus, but most of the time it is full of papers, cups, and pens. Did you know that re-organising your work space can massively help you with your productivity? Let’s check out a few tips on how simply cleaning your workspace or adding a few personal touches will increase your productivity.

Think about what you keep on your desk

It is proven that a chaotic environment can cause trouble with focus. Because of that, it is important to have your desk clean. It is hard to stay productive and on schedule with all your tasks, when you spend most of the time looking for papers, notes, or stationery. Creating zones at your desk, could help you create an organised work space. Pens, stationery, post-it notes, folders, and documents should all go in a specific location. You should also leave a clear space so that if you need to write something, you can do so without moving things around.

Make Your Space Your Own

Add some personal touches to your desk. You can personalise your space by including things that inspire you or make you happy. This might be anything, such as a tiny plant, some family photos, or motivational quotes. You’re more likely to remain focused and productive if you surround yourself with things that uplift and encourage you.

Create a cable management system

It takes up desk space and makes it difficult to work when the cables from your phone, computer, and mouse are twisted together. By creating a cable system, where all your wires are in a cable tray, you avoid having all the cables on your desk.

Pick a calendar that best fits your needs

When you need to stay on track with everything you do, the best way to do it is to have a calendar by your side. It is messy when you keep all your tasks on paper or on sticky notes. A desk or wall calendar can help you with better organisation as well as save space on your desk. Another way to save space and stay organised is to use a digital calendar. This way, you won´t need anything on your desk and will have everything at your fingertips on your computer, tablet, or phone.

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