For many people, a clean workspace is a productive workspace but busy days at the office can easily lead to clutter and disorganization. To continue on with our spring cleaning theme, we wanted to share some quick tips on how you can get organized so you can be your most productive at work!
Clean up your desk
This may sound obvious, but sometimes nothing beats going back to the basics. At least once a year,
take some time to give your workspace a top to bottom deep clean. Go through the heaping stack of papers and sticky notes that have set up camp on your desk, file away what needs to stay and toss anything else that can go. A little de-cluttering can go a long way!
Then clean up your computer
It’s easy to tell when your desk is in need of some TLC, but don’t forget to clean up your computer, too! Send those unnecessary desktop icons to the trash and create folders for any old documents. When you have a job that entails being on a computer for a large part of the day, it’s important to keep your computer organized by streamlining your files so you can be more productive!
Revamp your workspace
Have you ever asked yourself if your workspace is working for you? Having to search for items you use often in your drawers or shelves isn’t very productive. Instead set out your essential items on your desk or have them stored away in a readily available location for the next time you’ll need them. When you clean up your clutter and organize your things to compliment your work style and personal preferences, you’ll be on the way to a more productive day!
Make lists a habit
What’s the last thing you do before you leave the office for the night? You’re likely in a hurry to get home after a long day at work, but creating a to-do list for the next day before heading out is a helpful habit to start. Prioritizing your tasks and projects the day before makes for a more productive day because you’re able to dive in to what needs to get done as soon as you get into the office.