Organizing home offices are so much fun for me to organize. I’m able to think and map out the processes and systems my clients will need to use. However, it is also the toughest room for me to organize because each person has different habits and initial systems, so it takes a lot of one-on-one interaction with the client (which I also love!). If you wanted to organize your desk at home though, how can you do it if I’m not there? Here are three steps to desk organization.
Step 1: Designate Desktop Items - Try to allocate as few things as possible as desktop items. These are things that are the only things left on the desk at the end of the day. For example, it could be your computer, a cup of writing utensils, a lamp and some sort of desktop organizer. By only having a few things that remain on the desk, it makes room for the things you use during the work day. When I work, I always have my planner and notebook, but at the end of the day these things are easy to tuck away until the next work day. The "out of sight out of mind" mentality is something to keep in mind too. Things you need to remember to do or things that come to your desk frequently, (the daily papers from your boss or bills you need to remember to pay, etc.) give these things a home on the desk in the form of a desktop organizer or paper tray.
Step 2: Find everything else a home - Books on the bookshelf, papers filed away in a filing drawer, office supplies in drawer organizer. Whatever else you have, if they are not what you deemed as “desktop items”, find another (close) home for them.
Step 3: Add to the aesthetics - This is a place you may spend a lot of time in. You want to make sure it’s aesthetically pleasing!! By adding plants, a vision board, favorite quotes, etc. you increase the energy you attract just from being in this space! Try it. Your productivity, inspiration and creativity should increase the more you enjoy being in the space you work in.
If we have to work, we mind as well make sure it’s in a space we enjoy being in!! Give these three steps a try. I want you to be the most productive and inspired version of yourself!!
Hugs & Love,
Emily has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University. There she learned how valuable organization can be in being productive. She chose to use this knowledge and help others achieve this productivity and optimization in their homes and small businesses. Read & Enjoy and as always, let us know if you have any questions!