I wanted to share with you some tips about how to organise your workspace.
Whether that be your home office where you just do a bit of paperwork at home or you work from home, or whether that be the office where you work with other people.
Having your workspace organised and decluttered can have a huge impact on productivity.
I know when my desk is cluttered, it’s usually because there’s too much going on in my head and I’m getting a bit disorganised, and it’s all getting a bit on top of me.
Clearing off my desk is one of the best things I can do to start the day.
I just wanted to share with you a little bit about my workspace and what I have.
One of the first things that I suggest is having your desk as clear as you possibly can. So not having lots of stuff all over the place, and keeping it nice and clear.
That’s the first tip really, a clear desktop it’s absolutely vital.
One of the things that helps with that, is actually putting things into drawers, putting them away and having that all organised. Not just your pens and your stapler and your post-its and things like that. But also I tend to file a lot of my work in progress. So that goes into a drawer, out of the way, so that it’s not all on my desk.
A lot of people I know have heaps and heaps of stuff on the desk which they’re working on and actually putting it away just means that as long as you’ve got a system for remembering what you’ve got to do with it, then that’s great. But putting it away clears off that space in front of you.
Another great tip is to store things vertically not horizontally. On my desk I’ve got two filing little boxes where I store my paperwork vertically.
Now the problem with storing anything horizontally is that it all piles up on top of each other and you end up with a heap. What usually happens is the stuff at the top gets done but the stuff at the bottom gets left.
So if you can store things vertically then that really really helps.
Another tip is to have inspirational quotes and also plants, because these things are lovely, and I can see out the window there, it’s a bit wet. But I’ve got a picture with some friends from a wedding, I’ve got some great quotes, and and they just inspire me.
I’ve also got a couple of things propped up that I need to remember. So high quality questions and what they are when I want to call somebody. Stuff that I need to bear in mind, that’s in front of me too which is a good reminder.
I have a second screen which is a great idea because it just means that I can work not just on one little laptop screen, I’ve got a lot of space to work electronically as well as physically. And that has been a great addition to my workspace.
I think that is about it, there’s plenty more tips, so just some ideas to try and help you, and I hope some of them are useful.