September 17, 2015

How to Get Your Desk Clutter Under Control

by TrueNorth Desks

Wouldn’t it be nice to walk into the office and have your desk perfectly clean? What a great start to the day. But when you have a to-do list a mile long, when are you supposed to have time to tidy up? We’ve provided some helpful and easy tips on how you can get your desk clutter under control. Use these tips and you’ll be amazed at how clean your space can be.

Scan Important Documents
Papers tend to be the biggest contributor to desk clutter. You can do the old school organizational method of filing them into folders, but you are still left with a ton of papers. Instead, scan all of your important documents and file them virtually. Scanning has gotten even more convenient with scanning apps for your smart phone, like CamScanner. You won’t have to worry about losing the document; it will always be at your fingertips.

Put All Like Things Together
Your books, magazines, paper clips—each item should be grouped together. This will allow you to find everything you need more quickly and keep things organized. Each item should also have a designated place at your standing desk. Clutter will accumulate when stuff doesn’t have a place to live.

Stop Piling Up Papers
Or anything for that matter. Just say NO to piles. When you have piles on your desk, you can’t see what’s in the middle or at the bottom. Plus, a pile just invites you to add more items on top, making the pile grow and grow, and eventually turning into madness. So just don’t do it.

Prevent Accumulation
Have you ever wondered how you amassed so many pens? Notebooks? Staplers? Stuff will continue to accumulate if you don’t limit the items you invite into your work area. After you’ve designated a place for your items to live, don’t allow any more items than what can fit in that area. For instance, put all your pens in a holder and limit the number of pens to what can fit in that space.

Create an Inviting Workspace
Your ergonomic workspace needs to be a place where you want to spend time. Have a few items in your area that make the space feel more like you and make you feel at ease. The more you like the area you work at, the more you will want to keep it clean.

Tidy Up Before You Leave
Yes, we would all love to jet out the door when the workday is over, but set aside 5-10 minutes each day to clean up your area. It may seem tough to do at first, but after a couple weeks you’ll do it without thinking. When you walk in the next morning to sit at your height adjustable desk, you won’t feel unorganized and out of sorts. You’ll be starting off your day feeling organized with a nice, clean, standup desk.

Our TrueNorth sit to stand desks will help you create an environment that feels uncluttered and organized. Learn about the other benefits of our standing desks here.

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