2 simple steps to getting your desk organized

It’s just takes 2 simple steps to get your desk organized and will take you in the right direction to being more productive as a result …

1. Eliminate the superfluous – that’s right. Get rid of the things that don’t belong on your desk. This is your command post – where you likely spend a good portion of your day producing the stuff that you get paid to do. It doesn’t make sense to fill up this prime area with distractions and obstacles.

2. Create space for your active work – you know … the stuff that’s probably sitting on your desk in piles waiting to get done. Change those piles into files and put them within arm’s reach. A filing drawer in your desk, or a box on the floor beside your desk, or a filing cart … you guessed it … right by your desk. Anywhere, but in random piles on top of your desk.

That’s it! Simple huh? Honestly, getting organized doesn’t need to be a complicated and drawn-out process.

My cheapest and quickest way to do this is to get yourself a couple of cardboard banker’s boxes. Put all the “stuff” – gadgets, unnecessary tools, extra pens, etc. into one box and all your active work in the other.  Make sure you stand that active work up – pretend it’s a file drawer. That way, you can flip through and find what you need when you need to find it.

And don’t forget the golden rule of organizing – put it back when you’re done with it.  This will keep your desk looking tidy and organized.

Organize your desk … get more done.

Now, get on with your day!

About Georgina Forrest

Georgina Forrest is a Productivity Coach & Organizing Specialist at Smartworks! Enterprises Inc. in Red Deer, Alberta. Her credentials include Certified Professional Organizer (CPO®), Organizer Coach, and membership with Professional Organizers in Canada (POC) where she has attained Gold Leaf status – a designation acknowledging her as an experienced professional organizer. Her specialties are geared toward increasing productivity, streamlining administration and decreasing stress in the workplace. She will teach you how to manage your time, space and information so you can be more effective and efficient at work. Additionally she offers training programs, productivity coaching and time management-related presentations.