For decades, people have spent considerable resources trying to discover ways to maximize their time and be productivity at their home office. Some true strategies tend to render successful results in most cases. Surprisingly, one of these solutions may be as simple as maintaining a clean desk at your home office.
Your desk says a lot about who you are and how you live. It can also help you be more intentional about the way you work. Look around your desk. If you’re surrounded by small mountains of papers and endless clutter, you’re not working as efficiently as you could. People working in a messy workspace are more frustrated, less efficient and less persistent when faced with a challenging situation.
Below are strategic steps that will make your workspace more thoughtful and efficient
Use a Smaller Desk
The larger your desk, the more likely you’re to fill it with stuff. If you’re struggling to keep your desk clean, you may need to use a smaller desk. By limiting the amount of surface space you’ve available, you’ll force yourself to cut down on clutter.
Identify the Essentials
Tackling a mess you’ve created can be overwhelming because it shows an inability to control your environment. To start, the best way is to determine what you need within arm’s reach. For instance, having paper clips nearby can help keep piles of loose papers from piling up on your desk. (Did you know that Photographer Supply Co now offers cute camera shaped paper clips!) Taking a moment to identify essential items will make some of your tasks a lot easier. The possibilities are endless and can make your workspace more enjoyable.
Start Making Piles
The most relaxed way to overcome office clutter is to categorize all your items. It’s essential you put everything into a designated pile. Even a small bit of clutter tends to grow over time if not properly arranged.
Give Everything a Place
The key to maintaining order in your office is keeping everything in its place. Otherwise, organizing becomes an endless task. Our new Camera Shaped Photo Stand is the perfect little decorative piece to hold photos or special notes in any of your scrapbooking projects as a photographer. This stand is a necessity for your home office to keep reminders and share photos. This will keep you happy and inspired while working. The more you abide by this system, the less work it’ll take to maintain.
Consider Colors Coordination
Once you’ve done away with the clutter, it’s time to consider colors that coordinate your office supplies. Color has long been proven to improve your mental peace and affect productivity at work. Color has a way to affect your mood. For instance, blue stimulates the mind; yellow inspires creativity, red affects your body and green creates a calming balance. Highly saturated, bright colors will stimulate while softer, muted colors will soothe. We offer several desk items with colors suitable for your home office such as our lamps, photo stands, paper clips, and succulent planters that are available in Gold and Rose Gold.
The Bottom Line
Organization is the key to getting your work done. When you maintain an organized desk, you’re creating the best environment for accomplishing day-to-day tasks. All it requires is adding specific types of items that can help brighten your office and mood. For instance, lamps, camera-shaped paper clips, and camera photo stands will enable you to maximize your output. Furthermore, maybe you prefer to add some greenery to your desk, we have a variety of Succulent Planters available in Gold and Rose Gold, even if you only have a small amount of desk space to work with. An organized desk saves you time, establishes you as a consummate professional, fosters your creative mind, and reduces stress. Don’t take it lightly. Take action today!!