Top 10 Office Decluttering Tricks
Note: This is an update to an old
10. Start From Scratch
Chances are, you've tried to declutter before-but it just hasn't worked out. If removing the clutter little by little doesn't work, you may be better off
starting from scratch
9. Re-Evaluate Your Belongings
Whether you're starting from scratch or not, you need to evaluate what you actually need at your desk, and what can go. Clutter exists because
our brain tricks us into thinking everything's important
8. Give Everything a ""Flow""
Now that you've figured out what to keep, you need to decide where to keep it. Where you put things is just as important, since you want quick access to the things you use most often.
Organize your desk drawers by importance
7. Tame Your Cables
Organizing the mess of cables under (and on top of) your desk is a never-ending battle, but you can
take it to the next level
6. Find Your Trouble Spots
It can be hard to look at your workspace objectively and identify how cluttered it is. If you
take a few pictures of your office
5. Enlarge Your Workspace
have too much important stuff that won't fit on your desk, the next solution is-obviously-to enlarge your workspace (or at least add some extra storage). We've talked about this a few times before, and there are a few tricks you can use beyond getting a brand new desk.
4. Create Hidden Storage
When traditional shelves aren't your style, you have a few other options.
Pegboard, for example, is an incredibly popular
3. Give Everything a Home
Everything that resides on your desk or in a drawer
should have a ""home""
2. Reboot Your Office Every Evening
No matter how clean you keep your workspace, it's going to get messy during the day. That's okay-that means you're working! It's when you keep it messy that things start to become a problem. To make sure this doesn't happen,
clean off your desk every evening
1. Don't Go Overboard
While we all need some serious
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