My organizational habits are weird sometimes. While I’ll have a nicely color-coded and organized filing cabinet, the actual papers that would be filed usually hang out in a pile on my desk or cabinet. And even though I’ll say that it’s organized chaos, sometimes it’s hard to find what I’m looking. I decided to finally get more organized during this year’s spring cleaning. With tax season upon us, it’s important that I’m able to find everything I need. When the opportunity to review some Mindspace organizational products came up, I couldn’t refuse. Using Mindspace, I was able to transform my chaotic desk and cabinet area into a clean, organized, and work-friendly space. If it’s time for spring cleaning or you just need to clean your desk area, here are a few tips to organize your desk:
Clear and Clean
The first step to getting your desk organized is to clear everything off the top and out of the drawers. I usually just put everything into piles on the floor, which I sort through later. Next, clean wipe down your cabinets and desk (including the inside of the drawers.)
Sort and Purge
Once you’ve removed the junk and papers from your desk, it’s time to sort. Make a pile for things you want to keep and make another pile for things you can trash. Be honest with whether or not you actually need something – including tossing pens and pencils you don’t use. This was a hard step for me because I have some nice colored pencils that I bought a few years ago, but if I’m being honest, have only used once. I usually grab a separate garbage bag for all the trash I sort out and once it’s in the bag, that’s IT – no regrets.
Set Up Document Storage System
If you’re like me, the fastest way to a messy desk is from piling papers upon papers. Plan ahead and figure out how you want to sort your paperwork. Examples are outgoing mail, papers to be filed, documents for shredding, and school paperwork. Mindspace has this great Desktop File Organizer Sorter from their mesh collection that is ideal for keeping documents organized.
Keep Accessories Together on the Side
I like using the Mindspace Compact Desk Organizer. It has 4 sections to hold pens, pencils, scissors, and other tools (two on either side,) along with sectioned bins on top and a drawer. It’s perfect for keeping the desk clear of small items.
Re-Order Your Desk
Before putting everything back on your desk, take a step back to consider how you want to organize your workspace. Keep the essentials nearby, possibly tucked away in a top drawer. Things that you use only occasionally or other clutter can be stored out of the way, like in a bottom drawer or closet.
With just a bit of time and some organization, you’ll get your desk organized and ready to help you work more efficiently. Visit www.mindspaceny.com to find a great collection of products to help organize your desk and various other rooms of your home. You can also conveniently shop Mindspace on Amazon.