Dirty workspace giving you the blues? It’s time to stop procrastinating and clean up the clutter! We’ll be the first to admit we aren’t always the most organized people you’ll ever meet. The other day, our intern Kian was talking about how she lost her phone in her bed for a whole ten minutes, because it was actually that messy! It’s amazing the difference being organized can make in your work ethic. So let’s suck it up and get ourselves back on track; read on to learn how to declutter your workspace efficiently!
The first step to decluttering your workspace is to remove everything from the area. Sometimes you don’t realize how much stuff you have until it’s all laid out in front of you. Keep in mind that oversized furniture can also make a space feel very claustrophobic so think twice about that large unnecessary piece of furniture. Now that you have a blank canvas, it’ll be easier to visualize what exactly you want.
Prioritize & Visualize
Sort through each item and decide if you absolutely NEED it in your desk. This should help eliminate a decent chunk of unnecessary knick-knacks. Throw away or donate the items you have no use for and sort the rest into piles. By now you should have a better idea of what you couldn’t work without. Overtime it’s easy to become uninspired with your workspace. Through this process you may decide you want to revamp your entire desk setting. Have a look through Pinterest and find yourself a new vision! Grab the perfect office plant to brighten up your workspace or accessorize with some of our personal faves.
Have a Plan
Once you have everything removed you’ll be eager to start organizing (a pile of stuff on the floor usually has that effect on people). It’s important to be strategic about where you are going to put your items. If you don’t use it every day, then you probably don’t need it on top of your desk (unless it’s really cute). Look into buying a small cabinet for hidden storage or a desk with built-in drawers! Once you have narrowed down the items you actually need on top of your desk, take everything else and sort them into drawers. If you want to store files and writing utensils on top of your desk, we love a good acrylic organizer!
Keep It Up
Don’t let all your efforts go to waste–set aside 15 minutes every week to tidy up your desk! Learn from this long process and make a habit of staying organized; it’s amazing what a difference 10 or 15 minutes can make. Don’t let the clutter creep up on you again and make a commitment to freshen up your space!