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Top 5 ways to declutter your workspace

Top 5 ways to declutter your workspace

We spend more time at work during our lifetime than we do at home. So, having a tidy workspace is important for morale, work productivity and efficiency.

There are some ways that you can keep your workspace tidy in an office and here are the top 5 for you to take away and implement in your office.

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1. Make your desk your own

If your company allows it, decorate your desk with photos of your family or a nice little desk plant. If you make your workspace as personal as you can, you are statistically more likely to increase your work productivity and enjoy your work life that little bit more.

2. File your documents

Having an effective filing system within your workspace is important to keep the clutter at a minimum. Use an in and out stacked tray system, however, don’t let this pile up too much as this will cause more desk clutter.

File away the completed documents in your company’s filing area, or if the paper is not needed, throw it in the recycling bin!

3. Have a home for everything

Having a home for everything like a pen pot here, personal items popped in your drawer and the use of the in/out tray will contribute towards a decluttered workspace. If you place certain things in different places though make sure you have remembered where you have put them, you don’t want to clutter up your desk to search for something!

4. Useful things should be in reach

If you have your pen pot over the other side of the desk and you have to lean over to get it and knock your morning coffee all over your paperwork, you have a bit of a problem here, don’t you!

Make sure all of the items you need are in an arm’s reach to where you are sitting, so, one you are not stretching and straining yourself and two to not knock over a drink or another item on your desk.

5. Keep it clean, to keep you keen

At the end of each day, all you need to do is give your desk a quick spray and wipe with a cleaning cloth. Then tidy your desk by stacking your paper neatly and taking your cups to the office kitchen. It takes no more than 5 minutes so you have no excuse!

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