It had been said that cleanliness = productivity. Keeping your desk clean is key to being productive at work. Yet, we’ve all seen it before. The one person in the office who has a zillion sticky notes all over their computer screen, or has cables running all over the place or stacks of paper that seem to have no organization. Well, don’t fall into the same habit. A cluttered desk can lower valuable productivity and cause you to waste time searching for important items.
Thankfully, Aluratek is here to give you some handy tips for keeping your desk organized.
Use a filing system – A great habit to start is to file important documents into a system that you’ll be able to easily locate in the future. To begin this process, it’s good to keep blank file folders and a label maker at your desk. This will only take a few minutes to do and could save you hours of playing hide-and-seek in the future.
Get Rid of Unnecessary Clutter – Do you need all those knickknacks and office accessories laying all over your desk? Unless they serve a purpose, get them off your work surface. You don’t have to go to the extreme of creating a sterile workspace, but if you are not using it, move it off your desk.
Throw out pens – Ok, well you don’t actually need to trash them, but there’s no need for 20 pens. Remove any uncapped or excess pens; you only need two or three.
Limit the amount of photo frames – Too many frames can clutter your desk and cause a distraction. A good alternative would be to store all of your photos on one of our Digital Photo Frames. Store thousands of pictures at one time with 512MB to 4GB of built in memory.
Don’t eat at your desk – This can be hard at times. We all have busy schedules and finding the time to pause what we’re doing and eat in the break lounge can be nearly impossible. However, eating at your desk makes it easy for breadcrumbs to find their way into your keyboard. Also, it is nice to take a mental break from work. By doing so, you can enjoy a little time away from phone and computer interruptions.
Eliminate the cords – In this technological society we are living in, many of us have a plethora of electronics on our desk. All of these cables can quickly turn into a tangled mess. Why not clear the clutter with our 10-Port USB 2.0 Hub? Easily connect your printer, scanner, external hard drive, cell phone and more in one device.
When in Doubt, Throw It Out – You will never need 99% of the papers that you are saving. When in doubt, throw it out. If you truly need a hard copy, make sure you have a filing system in place s o you can locate it later.
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