Desk Organization: What You Need To Know

Between homework, facebook, and home management we all spend quite a bit of time at our desks. And the ironic part of this is that, desk designs are being made smaller and more simple with less storage.

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If you need a larger desk with more storage, some office stores like office depot sell the Sauder brand which has more components and storage. Also, closet companies can built you a workstation with a lot of storage.


How should your organize your desk?

* What tasks do you complete at your work station? Bill payment? Letter writing? Homework? Home project management?

* You should use your desk storage space for the supplies that you use the most. This is where I see a big failure in most offices. People love their office supplies. What do you really use?

* Use drawer dividers to keep supplies in categories. Don’t overstock yourself. Put like with like so you know what you have.

* Have an overflow supply area. Whether its in a closet or cabinet. Put your extra supplies there.

* Donate what supplies you don’t need or use. Churches and non profits are more than happy to take your supplies.

* Papers- Put those piles into files. Getting your bills and financial statements online, eliminates a lot of mail and things you have to file. Also, consider getting a small safe to keep your personal documents. If you have an file drawer in your desk, set up a file system based on the paper that you need to contain. The paper in your file system should be current stuff.

* Create an archive box for old taxes, closing documents, and mortgage papers. They don’t need to be at your fingertips.

* If you or a family member has a chronic medical condition, consider organizing the paperwork in binders or a small portable file box.

And there you have it. Desk Organization. Keep it clean and simple!

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