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5 Easy Tasks to Help Keep Your Work Desk Clutter-Free

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While some prefer working with their pens and notebooks strewn all over the desk, there are those who find it hard to focus when numerous items are vying for their attention. There’s a calendar of deadlines, some cute postcards, and even sticky notes with long lists of reminders. If you want to turn your home office into an inspiring corner, here are easy tasks you can accomplish:

Get rid of unnecessary clutter

Go through your belongings and see if there are items you can discard. Are there outdated receipts? Do you see files from three years ago? Recycle papers and use it to print out other documents. Check your cabinets and drawers for knickknacks you won’t be using, too.

Create a system

Do you have an IN and OUT tray on your desk? Use it to create a system that can help you get tasks done. Make it your goal to lessen the items in the IN tray so you can cross it out on your to-do list. It would also help if you keep an organizer for items you use often like pens, sticky notes, and the stapler, to name a few. Keep a file holder for documents and even properly labeled bins for your other essentials. You can use these to keep cabinets and drawers organized as well.

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Make use of your PC’s memory

Why not make use of digital sticky notes instead of paper ones? This allows you to lessen the clutter you see on your table. Just make sure you keep your desktop clean so you can easily access your files.

Disinfect regularly

It’s inevitable to see dust bunnies on your desk and even dirt build-up. Refrain from eating on your desk and make sure your hands are clean before using the keyboard and mouse again. Make it a habit to wipe surfaces clean using a soft cloth and alcohol solution. Don’t forget to clean your telephone, too! Doing so not only helps prettify your work area, it can help avoid diseases as well.

Set a regular cleaning time

When are you free to do all these tasks? Monday is good day to schedule your cleaning to set the tone of the work week. You may also want to do it on a Friday so you can get rid of all the unnecessary items you’ve accumulated in a week. Choose a day that works for you and make sure you stick with it. Remember, it’s best to deal with minimal clutter instead of a huge pile of mess.

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