Is your messy office desk
wreaking havoc on your work efficiency?
Don't bog yourself down with unnecessary clutter. Learn how to organize your work area with these simple tips.
1. Clear your desk of everything.
Dust it off and return only the essentials.
2. Go wireless.
Avoid getting tangled in a web of wires by investing in a wireless mouse and other peripherals.
3. Light up your work area.
It will help brighten your mood.
4. Keep the essentials accessible.
Make sure your simple office supplies are within arm's reach.
5. De-stress your eyes and avoid straining your hands/arms.
Stay at least 25 inches away from your computer screen and use an anti-RSI (repetitive strain injury) keyboard.
6. File documents properly.
Have categories and groupings for easy searching when you need a file.
7. Personalize your cubicle with colorful office items.
It will keep you happy while still promoting work efficiency.
8. Place pictures on your wall.
Keep photos of your loved ones but make sure you don't go overboard--a maximum of three is fine.
For more details, read Nina Dacanay's article
, "Organizing at Work: Fix Your Desk to Improve Efficiency at the Office." (Photo by Christopher Sessums via Flick Creative Commons)