Whether you’re a student or a professional, we’ve all been through those days when your desk is just so cluttered and you don’t know how you ended up with it.
It all starts with placing an item you promised yourself you’ll move later. Then, you forget about it and now that item is now a part of your desk. The cycle repeats until you’ve got a desk filled with unnecessary items you now normally see or you think you might need soon. It’s like a bacteria—they just keep on multiplying exponentially. Luckily, you don’t need an expensive cleaner to remove that clutter.
Here are some tips to organize your desk:
1. Segregate your items according to their needs
Whether you use it for writing, reading, accessorizing, or other needs, keep them together. It’ll be easier for you to find them if they are kept near each other. It’ll will also help you put them back to where you got them.
2. Get rid of items you don’t need
There are items you still keep because you think that you might need them in the future. Ask yourself this: Did I use this in the past year? If the answer is no, get rid of it.
3. Always fix your desk at the end of the day
This may sound like a hassle, but it won’t be once you get a habit of it. Fixing and organizing your desks at the end of the day or before sleeping will prevent your clutter from piling up. Plus, you get to start the next day with a clean slate (or desk)!
4. Don’t underestimate organizers
Organizers are so underrated when it comes to having essentials on your desk. Even if you keep all your stuff in an orderly manner, chances are, they’ll be in a mess once you start looking for something. Placing them in organizers will keep your items neatly arranged from each other. You can even apply the first tip here! Keep your items in an organizer according to their needs!
Want more tips? Check out how Koji Arsua keeps his desk clutter-free here!
Article by Clarisse Bathan