Even with the best intentions, our workspace can sometimes become an unproductive place to be. However, the less clutter you have, the fewer your distractions will be.
Use this checklist to get your office desk in order and to help create an awesome home office.
Start from scratch. Take everything off your desk and only replace the items that you really need. Recycle or donate the rest. Only items that are used frequently should be at arm’s length.
Organise your desk drawers by importance; top to bottom. Use a desk or drawer organiser for your stationery, and group like items together. The key to an organised office is efficiency.
Use in-trays for current work being handled. Colour-coded files are great for storing important documents. A shredder and recycling bin are imperative if you handle a lot of paperwork.
A second computer monitor can increase productivity by 30%. Use only one notepad for your tasks and reminders. Keeping your lists in one place helps to eliminate clutter. Being less distracted also helps you to feel less stressed.
Rather than falling back into old habits, keep your desk clear and simplify your processes. The more things you have around, the harder it is to keep everything in order.
How has this checklist helped you to make your workspace more productive? Let us know below!