An untidy office is commonplace among today’s modern office, for the main reason that working conditions are becoming more intense and stressful. What I mean by this is that papers and other clutter tend to pile up when there are more distractions in the office. Office workers generally tend to simply put down their papers or other items on their office desk, in an attempt to revisit it later, which doesn’t always happen.
It is for this reason that by the end of your working day, your office desk could look like an absolute tip. If you find yourself in this situation then here are a few tips to help you to de-clutter and organise your office desk.
First of all you need to go through everything on your desk, no matter how much you may not want to. You need to separate what is rubbish or is recyclable from the stuff that you want to keep. The time it takes to do this, really depends on how long you have left your desk to pile up.
The next stage in the organisation process is to find specific places to keep the items that you want to keep. This may involve the use of boxes or containers and they should be used to help keep your desk clear. Try not to overload your pedestal as this is a piece of office storage that you want to remain for the items that you need close to hand.
Another tip in trying to keep a tidy desk is to keep everything labelled. When keeping everything labelled you will find that your working day will go smoother. Not only this but when other people place papers and other items on your desk, they will be more inclined to place the items in the correct place, ultimately helping you to keep your desk organised.