Messy Desk Dilemma: Top tips to keep office desks clean & organised

Take a second to think about your desk at work and then ask yourself the following questions:

Can you see more paper than desk?
Do you regularly spend precious minutes searching for important pieces of documents that you swore were placed somewhere safely?
Are you constantly moving things out of the way so that you can actually do your job?

Whether you’re ready to admit it or not, if you find yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, then you’re definitely guilty of having an untidy desk.

It might not even be an issue for you – but we can assure you that it will be frustrating to those around you. Don’t panic though – we have some top tips on hand to help you clean up your office space as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Set Aside Time to Clean Your Desk  

You should allocate yourself a specific day in which you spend 10 minutes giving your desk a good clean and tidy. Once you’ve chosen a day – do it on this day every week. If you don’t stay on top of the tidying, it’s likely that it will soon get too much to handle all out once. Throw away anything you don’t need, organise your important documents, and gather together any items that you keep forgetting to take home.

Have a Bin in Reach

You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes when you have a bin nearby. If you have to stand up to put something in the bin, then you’re less likely to do so. Those who sit in close proximity to one are more likely to have clean and tidy desks. Therefore we suggest you make sure that your desk has one in easy reach.

Put Everything in the Correct Place

Don’t let things pile up on your desk – everything has a home and should be put back in the correct place. Your desk isn’t there to be used as storage space, you should only have the things you definitely need on your desk.

Client folders, stationary, and loose papers, all have their own storage place and should be filed away correctly and efficiently.

Don’t Restrict Organisation to the Desk Area

Don’t just stop at organising your messy desk – the whole office should also be held to the same high standards. This includes making sure that the floor around your desk is also kept spotless – don’t leave things to build up.

If there is a designated area to store coats and bags – make sure you use this. It prevents the office looking cluttered with everyone keeping their coats on  chairs or on the floor.

If your office space needs some organisation to keep everything ticking over nicely, we can help you out.

As leading providers of mobile shelving, we have a comprehensive range of cost efficient and space efficient solutions to suit your individual storage needs.

Just contact us on 01444 220290 and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.

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