Why Organizing Your Desk and Home Office Is Important!

Why Organizing Your Desk & Home Office is a big deal.

As far as organizing your desk is concerned I have to make a confession.
I struggled with organizing like many of us do.
But fortunately, I have made some significant steps from being totally unorganized to comfortably organized.

Being unorganized makes it harder to manage in many ways.
Disorganization in your house or office may cause a never-ending, overall feeling of stress.
Additionally, clutter makes it difficult to find things.
By using some easy organization tips, you can improve the situation in and around the house.
It might appear like an impossible task at this time.
But when you divide it into more compact and manageable tasks, being organized becomes inevitable.

Having your desk organized is important whether you report to work at the office or home. 

Clutter is a principal cause of many interruptions that takes place at work.

Once the stuff at your desk is organized correctly, you will be able to focus on your job at hand.
Being organized will undoubtedly contribute to higher productivity.

Consider an organized desk and Home Office as one of your primary responsibilities.
Keep in mind that the appearance and arrangement of the objects in your working area may reflect what sort of a person you are.
An attitude of being organized starts is illustrated by the way you dress, the way you carry yourself, the way you handle a conversation as well as the way you manage everything at your workplace especially the things at your desk.

It is sad to say that many are not aware of this.

The tiny things, we do every day like organizing our desk and keeping it clean, can contribute to our overall success.

Organizing Your Desk and Home Office

Quick Tips To Organize Your Desk

  • Categorized the objects on your desk.
  • Sort it through by group and place it in a box, bag, or container.
  • Put the things you frequently use in an area which you can easily reach whenever you need it.
  • Before you start off to work clean your desk with a paper towel.
  • Make it a habit to have a paper towel in your drawer.
  • Eliminate your clutter.
    Eliminating them first is an excellent starting point.
    If an item has not been used for more than a year and it does not hold sentimental value consider getting rid of it?
  • As much as possible do not put too many knickknacks on your desk.
    They might cause interruptions at work.
  • Always leave a writing space on your desk.
  • Learn to store things.
    Begin to store similar things together in marked storage bins.
    Make use of shelves, baskets, or furniture with built in storage space to help keep things tidy and readily available when you need them.
  • Work with a cleaning schedule.
    After you have your desk & home office organization in tip top order what follows is all about maintenance.
    Create a schedule to take care of the organizing tasks during the week.
    This plan makes it simpler to keep the order you labored so hard on to achieve.

There are loads of things to keep in mind when organizing your home office, I only mentioned the basics, and I hope they might be of help to you.
If you want some additional information about Organizing Your Desk, you can do online research, ask advice from experts as well as reading books and articles that tell more about organizing tasks.

Organized People Don’t Do Multitasking

Now your desk is organized it is time to think about what you do behind the bureau.
Do you focus on one thing (organized) or do you jump from one task to another (disorganized)?

Be aware that multi-tasking may lead to more harm than good.

By multi-tasking, you are giving less attention to either task.
This leads to below satisfactory results and sometimes even two unfinished projects.
You probably don’t know this, but people, who multitask, are less productive than their peers who don’t.

Research shows that multitasking can reduce your productivity by 40% and could even drop you IQ by 10 points.
(You don’t want that to happen)
To put it in simpler words that’s the same drop you get when you miss out on a whole night of sleep and is twice than what smoking marijuana does to you.
For this reason, it’s safe to say that multitasking may impede your productivity more than smoking some marijuana.

The brain works better when it does tasks in progression as opposed to simultaneously.
Though you work faster by multitasking, you end up producing fewer results because you are switching jobs.

Multitasking is a habit that comes from a lack of concentration; you are interrupting yourself and, therefore, end up losing valuable time in the process.
This just goes to show that there is no win-win situation with multitasking.

So what are the disadvantages of multitasking?
One, you are always working.
Secondly, it is more tiring and involving because you are pushing your brain to produce two different results at the same time.
Thirdly, it is quite exhausting, and as mentioned earlier, at the end of the day you work a lot and get less done.

What are the downsides of not multitasking?
Since you are constantly used to multitasking, you will need to work on your patience because multi-taskers are highly active people.
However, when you stop multitasking you will realize that your stress levels are reduced and at the end of the day, you get to be more productive.

To a focused life in an organized environment!

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