Hey you guys, happy Sunday!
We all celebrated Clean Off Your Desk Day on the 8th of January, right? No?
If you missed it, I've got some simple steps you can implement to keep your desk clean and tidy so you can focus your time on tasks that matter.
With a clear desk, you'll reduce stress, be more organised and more productive.
Start to today and be ready for a new week tomorrow!
So let's get into it... 5 simple things you can do today:
Get rid of anything that doesn't belong on a desk. Obviously.
What do I mean? Handbags, old takeaway cups and yesterday's lunch to mention a few. Take the time to bin any papers, receipts etc that you no longer have a need for - there's no point in organising stuff that belongs in the bin in the first place.
2. Get organised
When you've decided what to keep you can organise your bits and bobs in boxes, trays, baskets etc. Make sure to bring logic to this step. If you just throw random things in a box you'll still not be able to find what you're looking for.
3. Introduce a clear desk policy
CDP is common practice in the corporate world to secure company data.
To many, It's a visual representation of professionalism.
I'm not suggesting a completely bare desk - we all need some personality in our workspace! But it's a great habit to tidy things away at the end of the day.
4. Add some greenery
This may sound counterintuitive, but offices that have plants can improve productivity by 15%. Not only will they bring life and personality to your desk, but they may even make you do more work.
5. Be consistent
"Stuff" will invariably creep back in to your workspace, so make sure to tidy your desk daily and deep clean a few times a year. That way it will never get too overwhelming and you can get more important things done faster.
And that's it...
5 very simple steps to clearing your desk space, adding personality and being more productive.
If you have any other tips, do share with the group in the comments!
Until next time,