According to numerous surveys, the number one enemy that prevents us from increasing our productivity is our messy work desk. You might be surprised, but it affects us so much that we don’t even realize how better results we would have if we cleaned it on a regular basis. Fortunately, there are ways to get rid of this issue and make our life a whole lot better.
For example, we should find a proper storage place to put our files, pens, notes, and calculators in order. There are some work desks that come with drawers which are a great option. However, if your desk doesn’t have any, you should consider alternatives such as shelves or filing cabinets where you can stash those small items that are needed at the office.
Besides, you can get a closet that has shelves where you can put labeled boxes so you can have easy access anytime you want.
Another big step is getting rid of the things that you don’t need. The problem is that a messy desk actually takes time to build. In order to avoid the clutter, you should try this useful tip. Take a paper left on a desk and put in a box located near your desk. Do this with any item left and when you need it go to that box and get it. After a week, check to see if you still have items in the box and recycle them or put them in a labeled box in storage.
You can protect the environment and keep your desk tidy if you opt to print fewer emails, receipt, and other paper related to transactions.You can store them in your computer memory or use special programs where you can have full and non-stop access without having to waste so much paper.
We all know that, with the rise of technology, we are addicted to wires and cables. Every device we use needs to be plugged into a power outlet. Apart from the safety issues, these cables collect dust and make our desk look even messier. So, a great tip is to purchase rain gutters from the hardware store that you can affix to the back of your desk and let the cables and wires run through them.
Also, you can get decorative boxes or even shoe boxes and cut holes in their back area so that the plugs come out of the hole and go straight to the power source. If you get rid of these cables you can create a nicer and friendlier workplace.
As hard as it is, never eat at your desk. It’s a bad habit everyone has but its consequences are not so pleasant. By doing this, you leave crumbs and sticky finger marks all over your desk not to mention the bad odor. Therefore, eat your lunch in a designated area and leave your workplace for working tasks only.