7 Effective Ways Your Office Should Be Organized

By Paul Keijzer

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There’s a good chance that part of the stresses you deal with on a daily basis is linked to how organized (or disorganized) your office space is. According to New York City based professional organizer, Lisa Zaslow, “surveys show the average person loses an hour a day to disorganization.” That’s an hour you could have used much more productively. And let’s not forget the stress you experience when you’re frantically trying to find something you need urgently.

While the digital age has enabled us to be reduce much paperwork and remain on our computers for most of the day, we still can’t avoid “all” paperwork. We’ll still work with physical documents that are requirements of our job. And that’s alright as long as you’re able to sensibly stay organized.

Working in a well-organized office environment can massively benefit your productivity. It allows you to remain in control of your environment, feel competent, remain focused as you’re less distracted and gives you an opportunity to be much more welcoming to incoming work. All-in-all, staying organized will position you to be more successful. Here are a few trick on how you can achieve it.

1. Clear Uncluttered Desktop

Probably the most important space in your office – where you spend most of your time – is your desktop. This is your main battlefield and hence for productivity it’s imperative that it’s uncluttered. You should be able to navigate around your desktop with ease. Reaching items shouldn’t require to you shift around too much. For example, keep your phone on your dominant side so you don’t have to reach across. The key to a well-organized desktop is minimalism. Some of us (the creative types) do work well in our mess (what they call organized chaos). If that works for you then go for it. For everyone else, a crisp, clear and uncluttered desktop is the way to go.

2. Maintain Good Posture

Most times when we’re so engrossed in work we tend to let our bodies loose and end up sitting in odd positions. This directly links to how fast we’ll hit fatigue during the course of the day (besides the obvious health issues that may arise in the long run). To tackle this, make sure you’re seated all the way back on your chair, with your back well rested against it. Adjust your seat’s height so your legs are comfortable. A good posture requires that you maintain correct shoulder and arm placement. Make sure your monitor is at eye-level and about 17 inches from your body.

3. Store Your Office Supplies

I’m sure you’re tempted to keep your fancy, colorful office supplies on your desktop but they only add on to the clutter. The simple rule of thumb here is, if you use it daily (pens, pencils, highlighter, etc.) it has a place on our desk. If you use it a few times a week (stapler, tape dispenser, paper clips) then the logical place for them is in your desk drawer. Also, make sure you store them Go to the full article.

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