Desk Cleaning and Organizing Tips

Having an optimal workspace can greatly affect your productivity. Here is what you should do.

A well-organized office has huge benefits. In the first place, it provides a feeling of control and competence, which leads to higher levels of productivity. Second, the very fact that it’s organized defends against distractions. Your organized office can absorb the incoming work, and position you for success.

Read more: How to Organize Your Office for Maximum Productivity via Inc.

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In the office, your desk is your command center. And experts said how well it’s organized can help set the tone and productivity level at work.

“Surveys show the average person loses an hour a day to disorganization,” said Lisa Zaslow, a professional organizer in New York City. “It takes much less time to get and stayed organized. Think about how frantic and stressed you are when you can’t find something.”

Here’s how experts suggest organizing your desk for maximum efficiency and productivity:

Read more: Here’s how your desk should be organized via CNN Money

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You may think that you don’t have time to organize your office, but if you really knew how much time that disorganization cost you, you’d reconsider. Rearranging and moving piles occasionally doesn’t count. Neither does clearing off your desk, if you swipe the mess into a bin, or a desk drawer. A relatively neat and orderly office space clears the way for higher productivity and less wasted time.

Organizing your office doesn’t have to take days, it can be done a little at a time. In fact maintaining an organized office is much more effective if you treat it like an ongoing project, instead of a massive assault. So, if you’re ready to get started, the following tips will help you transform your office into an efficient workspace.

Read more: 21 Tips to Organize Your Office and Get More Done via Life Hack

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