“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” - Albert Einstein.
“Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.” - A.A.Milne.
As the above quotes would suggest we all have our personal preferences regarding our workspace. There are those whose standing desks are covered in a mountain of paper and other equipment, and others who have minimal clutter on them. There are different schools of thought, studies conducted suggest that creative people thrive in a more cluttered environment, and an orderly and tidy workspace cultivates good practices and habits. Irrespective of what working environment your prefer, a little bit of organisation can go a long way. It may help you be more productive and minimise unnecessary time wasted searching for a particular file or tool your require.
Here are a few suggestions for helping to keep your space functional:
• Arrange items you use day-to-day within arms reach.
The essential things you use daily should be easily accessible. Think about how often you need to reach for these items on your desk and arrange them accordingly. For example; your writing tools, notebook, devices, etc.
• Add pizazz but keep decorative touches to a minimum.
Personal touches, such as framed photos, trinkets, souvenirs, can brighten up your space. However, too many objects can be distracting. Limit the decorative touches to just a few, and place the other items out of view. This way you will ensure that you have what is essential and useful on your desk, creating a harmonious workspace.
• Conceal supplies and tools strategically at the back your monitor or under your desk.
You can still have essential items close at hand but not visible. You can ensure that cables, pen holders, and even your external hard drive mounted behind your monitor. Or you could opt to stow away other stuff under your standing desk.
• Organise chaotic cable clutter.
There are many cost-effective ways to manage cable clutter. Wire and cables are wound and hidden from plain sight, by using an office organisation kit, for example. They come with cable wraps, cord organisers, cord covers and cable clips.
Organise workflow for your Standing Desk
Matt Perman, suggests that you proceed to tackle projects on your desk from left to right. The idea is to keep the right side of your desk free and keep most of your incoming paperwork and supplies on the left. It’s also advisable to move items that require your attention to the right, and off your desk at the end of the day. Your workspace should in essence suit you. After all, you spend a large part of your day in the workplace.
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