Clutter can build up on your desk quickly. It can get in the way of your work if you must move papers in order to reach your mouse. What about under your desk? Do your feet get twisted in a mess of cords? If this sounds like you, below are a few tips to help your get your wires and work under control.
- Tackle the wires – You can organize your wires a couple easy ways. One is very inexpensive, just use binder clips and clip the wires together. Another, more costly option, is to buy a wireless charging pad, often called a powermat. These devices let you charge your wireless mouse, keyboard, and devices just by putting them on it. This way you can get rid of all of the cords you need for either charging devices or connecting them to your computer.
- Reduce desktop clutter – Often, our desks can become cluttered with papers. The most effective way to reduce this is to use less paper. We rely so much on digital communication it is an easy switch to use programs like Evernote to store your notes. Also, try not to print documents, just store articles and reports in folders on your computer. If you must print things out, file them away once you are done reading them. This will keep you well organized and reduce clutter.
- Throw things away – This may sound simple, but it’s amazing how often we will write ourselves a note on a sticky note and not throw it away when we no longer need it. Additionally, after a meeting, we may not need to keep a printout, yet we do. These notes and papers can accumulate. Practice throwing away the things you no longer need or have a digital copy of.