8 Steps To Keeping Your Office Desk Organized.
Let’s start with some important things to take into consideration:
Working in a cluttered space can decrease your productivity .
Clutter can interrupt your train of thought, by distracting you with things that surround you.
If you’re constantly noticing that you aren’t feeling well, you might find yourself blaming others in your office. However, it may be the clutter around your desk that is causing the weakness to your immune system. Clear up the clutter and give your desk a complete wipe down with some disinfectant spray and/or wipes. Your desk can be a hotspot for bacteria, so it is a good idea to get in a routine to do a deep cleaning once a week..
The key to a successful decluttering is to choose the absolute necessities for your workspace.
•First thing first is coming to realization and ask yourself does this item have purpose?
• Identify the items you use routinely and keep those item with a hand’s reach.
•Take this opportunity to give your desktop a fresh start.
•Schedule a time to de-clutter to do a routinely cleaning, whether is daily or weekly.
•Breakdown in a task assignment, so that you don’t get overwhelmed here is a start to finish task checklist .
Task #1 Purge- Clear everything off your desk.
Task #2 Wipe off dust that has accumulated using a microfiber cloth
Task #3 Re-Evaluate Your Belongings ask yourself, does this item have a purpose?
Task #4 Sort through your things, one pile at a time.
Task # 5 Assign a spot for everything, your writing pens/pencils, highlighters, sticky notes, etc
Task # 6 Use a stacked In/Out tray for loose papers or projects .
Task # 7 Use your personal touch by adding a decorative touch to your desk, to give it a little personality and creativity.
Example: Inspirational images and messages to keep you motivated to work hard.
Task # 8 Deep clean desk once a week.
The more often you do maintenance during the week, the less time this will take.
So there you have it, so fresh and so clean!
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