How to keep your desk clean and organized

It does not matter if you work at the office or at home, having a clean and well-organized desk can help you work better. Learn some tips to set a comfortable workspace

According to research published in the Journal of Neuroscience, a disorganized desk can make it harder for you to focus on your tasks and process information. Moreover, clutter can affect your productivity and create stress, anxiety, and guilt. As you can see, taking some time to order and clean your space is very important. Start with these tricks:

Cut back on paper

Cut back on paper // Photo by Dreamstime

Reducing the paper is a very good place to start. In the past, that might be necessary but today with technology, many papers can be avoided. If possible, stick to digital versions of your documents, and the most important ones you do not want to have in your computer or the cloud put them in a folder with labels. With this step, not only will you achieve a tidier desk, but you will also become more efficient. 

Do a daily cleaning

Do a daily cleaning // Photo by Lanacion

This may seem tiring but if you do it regularly, chances are you make the habit. So at the end of the day, take the time to wipe down your desk before you head out. Finishing the day by putting all your things away means you will start your next morning with a hygienic and tidy environment. 

Sort things by importance

Sort things by importance

When organizing things it is essential to ask yourself how often you use or need those things so you can sort them by importance. All the important things should be stored in an accessible place, for instance, your drawer. While the items, you do not use very often, should be somewhere less accessible, for instance, you can put them in boxes. 

Add a personal touch

Add a personal touch // Photo by

According to Marie Kondo, author of “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” to have a great place to work, it is also important to add some personal items that give people joy. It could be a photo of a beautiful sight, inspirational quotes, or some objects that means something to you. But, if your desk is in the office, be sure you keep it professional and tidy.

Victoria Thais

A trip to India was all it took for Victoria to realise that meditation is not a fancy word for sitting around in silence. It truly changed Victoria’s life to a less stressful and more mindful one. Now a freelance consultant and journalist, Victoria joined KOKO to share her knowledge on those little things that are life so much better, and cosier.+ info

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