How to Keep Your Desk Clean and Your Days Productive

11/11/2016

Maintaining a tidy desk can be a chore, especially if you’ve let it spiral out of control. With reference books, forms, power supplies, cables, office supplies and unsorted papers all jockeying for position, things are bound to get out of hand. If left unchecked, your workspace can quickly become more clutter than desk… more mess than meaning. Thankfully, by following a few easy steps, you can tame the wild and reclaim what is rightfully yours: workable, functional space. In this post, we’re going to look at three ways that you can organize your desk and, more importantly, boost your productivity.

1. Define what you need

The first step in clearing clutter is determining what you need. While it’s easy to say, “I need everything,” the result of that statement is a disorganized, unusable workspace. Rather than thinking about items as, “keep” and “don’t keep,” phrase the question as, “use” and “don’t use.”

2. Discard what you don’t

If you don’t use it, toss it or donate it. A good rule to live by is that if you can’t remember the last time you used something, you probably don’t need it. While this isn’t necessarily true of rare – but important – forms, it’s a good way to get rid of unused office equipment like orphaned markers, staple removers and solitary bookends.

3. Organize what remains

Now, all you need to do is organize what’s left. One great way to increase your usable space is to get all of your cables, cords, adapters and power suppliesout of the way. Especially useful if you have a roller chair, under-desk cable management products from TechDek Products allow you more freedom of movement and, more importantly, help to create a safer, more productive workplace.

At TechDek Products, our Cable Corral products aim to keep you organized. By lifting cable clutter off the ground, out of sight and safely securing them to the underside of your desk, Cable Corral gives you more room to work with. If you’ve been looking for an effective, affordable way to keep your workspace tidy, be sure to visit our online shop!

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