7 tips to keep your workspace tidy


17 April 2023 by WTF Notebooks

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Hey there, fellow messy desk enthusiasts! Are you tired of playing hide and seek with your office supplies every day? Do you want to transform your cluttered workspace into a clean and efficient environment?

If so, you're not alone. Many people struggle to keep their desks organized and clutter-free, but with a few simple tips, you can transform your messy workspace into a clean and efficient space. Here are seven tips to keep your desk organized:

Start with a clean slate:

First things first, let's start with a clean slate. Take a few minutes to clear off your desk, tossing any trash and putting away any items that don't belong on your desk. You wouldn't want to end up on an episode of "Hoarders," now would you?

Invest in a good desk organizer:

A desk organizer is a must-have for anyone looking to keep their desk organized. Think of it as your own personal secretary, except it doesn't require a paycheck or benefits. Look for an organizer with compartments for different types of office supplies. It's like having a mini storage unit on your desk!

Use drawer organizers:

Drawer organizers are also a must-have. They're like the dividers in a candy box, but instead of sweets, you get to store your pens, pencils, and paper clips. Plus, you won't have to dig through a pile of junk just to find your stapler.

Store frequently used items within reach:

This will save you time and frustration when you need to access these items during the day. Don't be that person who has to do a 360-degree spin in their chair just to grab a highlighter. That's just a recipe for disaster.

Label your drawers and compartments:

Labeling your drawers and compartments is a simple, but effective way to keep your desk organized. It's like playing a game of "I Spy," but without the frustration. Plus, you won't have to go through an existential crisis just to find a paper clip.

Organize your to-do lists and notes:

You don't want to be the person who forgets that all-important client meeting, do you? Invest in a quality notebook or annual planner, and use a color-coded system to organize your to-do lists and notes. You can use different colors for different projects or categories, making it easier to find what you need at a glance.

Take a few minutes each day to tidy up your desk:

Last but not least, make sure that once your workspace is clean, you keep it that way. It's like brushing your teeth, but for your workspace. And who knows, you might even find a long-lost candy bar or two in the process!

By following these seven tips, you can turn your chaotic desk into a clean and efficient oasis. So, what are you waiting for? Get started today and impress your co-workers with your newfound organization skills!

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