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Spring Clean Your Desk

Spring Clean Your Desk

To clean or not to clean? That is the question!

To clean or not to clean? That is the question!

Most of us are no strangers to the messy desk - our busy weeks accumulate folders, bits of paper, anonymous numbers, a mountain of pens, coffee cups and snippets of projects in the pipeline. And although our colleagues may mock our mess, we know exactly where everything is...most of the time. 

spring clean desk tidy productivity tips

Our organised chaos is something we've become accustomed to, but it's no secret that a messy desk could be hindering your productivity. 

On one hand an untidy desk can cloud your mind, distracting you from fruitful work habits, but on the other hand a cluttered desk can also improve your creativity. 

"Being in an orderly environment influences us to conform to the conventional expectations set for us. However, being in a messy room helps us depart from those conventions and unlock more divergent thinking…We are more influenced by our environment than we might initially suspect." - David Burkus, Forbes

So with Spring around the corner, bringing with it the warmer weather and lighter evenings, it's time to shape up and shake off the daily grind. Transform your work space into an area that'll put a spring in your step. Here are a few of our Spring cleaning tips...

  • Keep your work in order with folders - everything must have a place
  • Take notes on a single pad of paper and cross them out once complete - stay away from post it notes, you'll soon be covered in them otherwise 
  • A desk calendar is a simple way of checking what your working week looks like - knowing where you need to be and when you need to be there will stop you rushing around and leaving your work area in turmoil
  • A stack of work in and work out trays will become your best friend - no more paper shuffling and getting bogged down
  • Dedicate a specific area for chaos that simply can't be avoided - although you want a tidy desk, you can't escape a little mayhem. Choose a tray or maybe a draw at your desk that is allowed to get a little messy

Do you need branded desk calendars, note pads, diaries, pens and maybe even office graphics to help with your office productivity and morale? Get in touch today!