Tips and Tricks to Help Declutter Your Office
Determine how you want and need to use the space and set up zones for your daily functions. You may require a workspace for your computer, a library area for your research, a storage area for supplies and a filing area for your archives. This will provide a foundation for a more efficient use of space.
Boxes of pens, stacks of papers and old coffee cups need to go. Rid your desk of visual clutter by paring down the items on top to the essentials only. Supplies, paperwork and personal items should be kept in the zones you have established for them.
Consider creating hanging files or baskets labeled "To Read," "To Do," and "To File." Establish set days for each, so that you dont get behind or feel the overwhelming need to do everything at once.
Use drawer dividers to give everything a place, like compartments for paperclips and rubber bands. Go through the drawer every sic weeks and clear out anything that is out of place or isn't being used.
Digital clutter can be just as stressfu8l as physical clutter. Organize digital files and your e-mail inbox just as you would paper-files with a system of logical and clearly labeled folders. Also, keep the icons on your desktop to a bare minimum, and trade in sticky notes on your monitor for calendar reminders.
Prevent the buildup of dust, dirt, food stains and fingerprint. Wipe down your desk, phone, keyboard and monitor once a week with disinfecting wipes.