It’s true, that messy desk is killing your productivity! Harvard conducted a study with results that stated that students who worked in a clutter-free workspace were able to work steadily for 7.5 minutes longer than the students attempting the task in a cluttered workspace.
There are a few items that I use daily in my home office. They keep my space orderly, items used frequently close by and paper clutter organized and out of site.
Home Office Items I Can’t Live Without…
A wall mounted file holder with labeled file folders keep paper out of site and off the desk but readily available. I can easily grab the appropriate folder to work on each project. Basic file folders include a “to pay”, “to do” and “pending” and are used weekly for items that need to be addressed regularly.
Desk drawer organizers keep all the supplies I need close by, organized and easy to see.
A paper shredded and large trash can also make it so I can get rid of unnecessary items right away. One great tip is to never touch something twice. Once I’ve completed a task or addressed an issue the trash can and shredder are close by to discard the papers that could easily become clutter.
What items are a necessity to keep your home office orderly and organized?
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Lauren is the founder of Intentional Edit, a home organization and lifestyle company focused on consciously editing to create efficient and organized spaces. Lauren believes that a functional home that looks and feels good has a positive influence on all aspects of life. Creating systems that allow for the home to function more efficiently, therefore, eliminating most of the clutter and chaos is her priority. While trends come and go organization is always in style!
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