How to Organize Your Desk in Five Steps

    How to Organize Your Desk in Five Steps

    For many people, their desks are where they live most of the day. 

    Step 1: Clean Off Your Desk
    Take everything off your desk, and empty the drawers. Now that you can see what you have, take a hard look at what you've been storing and assess the items. Throw away or purge the things that you don't need, and group the things that you are going to keep into groups that make sense. Put pens and pencils together, reading material in its own pile, mail in another,The key is to not let paper and piles keep multiplying

    Step 2: Assess Your Desk
    Look at the space that you're going to put everything back into, and assess it. Measure it. Think about how you can best use it. What works best for you? Where will all your belongings fit? What do you need to have at your fingertips?

    Step 3:Organizing Your Desk Area
    You must be able to find what you're looking for quickly. "A place for everything and everything in its place" is an important principle to keep in mind.
    Get Your Organizational Products Using the information you collected during your assessment process, choose the organizational products you will need to make your desk work for you. An organized desk should have an inbox, an outbox, a mail box, a notes or reading box, a "pending file" holder, pencil holder, and file cabinet.  calculator, canceled checks folder, checkbook, clock, eraser, envelopes, labels, letter opener, notepads, paper clips, pens and pencils, rubber bands, ruler, scissors, stapler, stamps, stationary and tape

    Step5: When and How Often
    Make time for a regular desk-tidy.
    A good time is at the end of the day. It sort of symbolizes the end of work and also prepares you for a clean fresh start the next time you sit at your desk.
    So, put it into your schedule.
    Another useful time is when you have completed a task and before moving on to the next one.
    You may need a little bit of a break and something mundane like a desk sweep can do the trick. Then you also start with a clean slate.
    There, all done, and not so difficult to do hay?

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