Work More Efficiently With A Clean Desk

You know it’s time to de-clutter your desk when there is not even enough room on it for your morning coffee. And what about underneath your desk? Does it look like a snake pit of cables and wires? It’s tough to work when you have to shovel past papers to get to your keyboard. Fortunately, there are simple solutions to both decrease the clutter atop your desk and get rid of the sprawl of computer cables and wires under it.

  1. Tackle the wires – If the wires under your desk are a mess, there is a couple easy ways to deal with this. One inexpensive way is to acquire some binder clips, if you don’t already have some. Use these to hold the cords together and keep them out of the way. A more expensive way is to buy a wireless charging pad, or powermat, and purchase a wireless mouse and keyboard. With these you can wireless charge devices just by placing the object on the mat. This will do away with all of the cords you need for charging along with any that you have to use to connect your mouse and keyboard to your computer.
  2. Reduce desktop clutter – If your desktop is cluttered with paper, you can lower this by just using less paper. Seems obvious right? We are much more reliant now-a-days on digital communication. Which means that much of the information you need is accessible in your email. You can manage that info within your email or you can use a program like Evernote to keep your notes safe and digital. Often, our desks can become cluttered with papers. If you do need to keep papers, make sure you file them away ASAP. This will keep you organized and your desk clear.
  3. Throw things away – Become good, too, at throwing things away. If a client provides you with a sample of a book that you’ll never read, either pass it along to a fellow co-worker or donate to your local Goodwill. If you receive a memo that you know you’ll only look at once, recycle it. The quicker you move items off your desk, the more unlikely that you are to litter your workspace.

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