Tidy workspaces: How it makes you productive at work

Admit it! There are just times when we have our workspaces are full of papers and other documents that are scattered all over our table. Whether you are working in an office space or any other offices, we all experience a messy working space. Who doesn’t, right?

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A messy working space is inevitable to every working people especially when there are a lot of things to do. Sometimes, we can no longer pay attention to how messy our tables can be. Well, having a messy working space is normal, but it doesn’t mean that we agree to have a messy table.

Don’t you know that when you have a clean and organized working space or table can make you productive at work? Yes. Now here are some of the reasons why you need to have a tidy working space and how it can help you be productive.

It doesn’t disturb your eyes

We really hate it when there are papers and other documents that are scattered on top of our desk. It is disturbing and irritating to the eyes. Not just it, we can’t focus on our work since we can see other papers in our working tables.

But when you have a clean and organized desk, you can only see and focus on the work that you are doing at the moment. You don’t have to see other unnecessary things aside from the one that you are working on.

It gives you the peace of mind

Who among you tried being worried over and important paper which you thought you lost it? We all do. When you have a lot of paper and other documents piling on your working desk, you tend to forget that there are other important papers that were covered with the other documents. And by the time you will need it, you’ll definitely be worried finding that paper especially when it is just a piece of small paper.

Now if you have a tidy working space, you will be worry too much since you know what and where you put that important document and you don’t have to be that furious when it comes to finding that document.

Important things can easily be found

Whether you are an employee or an employer, we all have important things in our desk aside from the papers and other documents; be it a ball pen for signing, sticky notes for the reminders, and other small things on our desk yet very useful in our work. Admit it! We take the time finding that things especially when we really need it at that moment.

You will not get tired finding that thing when you just have a clean and organized working desk. Placing it in the place where you can easily find it would be a convenient on your part. You don’t need to take so much of your time just to find that thing whenever you need it.

It helps you do the work faster

Have you ever notice or experience that when something bothers you, you tend to stop working and tried thinking about it for the rest of the time you have? Yes, we all do. We can’t stay still and focus on our work when there is something that keeps bothering us especially when that thing is important thing to have.

When we have a clear and focused mind, we tend to work faster than thinking about the things that keeps bothering us which interrupts our work. Of course, you will be engrossed in the things you do since you don’t have anything else in mind but to finish the work that you have started.

It gives you enthusiasm in doing your work

Most of us, if not all, tend to be excited and enthusiastic when it comes to doing his or her work especially when working on a clean and organized working desk. Perhaps it is because of the ambiance of the environment and the working place that you have in the office.

And when you are enthusiastic enough in doing your work, you will feel productive. The more productive you can be, the more things you can do in a day. and that what makes a good employee and/or employer.

10 DIY Ways to Organize a Work Place

Who wants to work on a messy desk? No one, right?! We all hate working with all the papers, pens and other documents that are scattered on our desk.

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It is only normal to have a lot of things placed on our desk especially when we are working in an office space Philippines. Documents that need to be signed here and there are already piling up, sticky notes all around our computer monitors since we have a lot of schedules and things to be done, and that we need to be reminded, plus other important documents that are on the table that needs to be reviewed. Chaotic, isn’t it?

We all know that the things on your working desk are important, but it is not an excuse for you to have a messy and chaotic working place. Now, if you are already sick and tired working on your messy desk, you might want to try these brilliant ways to organize your workplace.

Use empty cans, boxes and jars to separate things

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Instead of throwing empty cans, boxes and jars to the trash bin, use them as an organizer in your office. Recycle and reuse it. You can creatively make something for your office out of it. Make a design and transform it to whatever you like. In that way, you can put your things in order.

Use a toy as holders

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If you like displaying a toy in your work desk, why don’t you try thinking of a toy that can also hold your pens and other things on your desk? In that way, the toy is not just only for displaying, it will also help you organized the things on your table.

Use Ziploc bags

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When you have cable wires, chargers or extensions, you can place it in a Ziploc bag. In that way, it will be less hassle since the wires are separated and are not tangled. Labeling the Ziploc bag can help you find the things inside and that makes it easier on your part.

Use ice cream container for letters

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Yes, we love to eat ice cream! And don’t forget the container, don’t throw it away. You can definitely use it as a letter holder. Just creatively transform it into the design that you want, and then you’re done.

Use clips or clipboards for sticky notes

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Instead of putting your sticky notes all over your computer monitor, why don’t you put it in the clipboards? Or you can hang it in clips that are labeled with dates? In that way, it is organized and neat to look at.

Use shoeboxes for keeps

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When you have a lot of empty shoeboxes at home and you are planning to throw it away, why don’t you make it an office organizer instead? You can put the documents inside and other things that are still useful. Just do some designs and transformation on it and then the shoeboxes are ready to use.

Improvised bookshelf

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When you think that the empty spaces in your office can still be filled, you can make an improvised bookshelf. There you can put your notes, books, magazines, newspapers and other things that you want to put. Just make sure that it is not messy to look at.

Improvised drawer dividers

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Putting your things in the drawer can sometimes be messy especially when there is no object that can divide the things from the others. Why don’t you try improving your own divider? You can create a divider out from a cardboard or a folder. Cut it into small squares, glue it and put it in your drawer. Make sure to dry the glue first to avoid sticking your things in the cardboard or folder. Or simply use small boxes that can fit in the drawer and you can now put the things in order.

5 Tips For A More Organized Work Desk In the Office

Having a clean and organized work desk is essential in being able to work productively and efficiently. Some people are unaware that their work environment has a great influence in their mindsets and their work behavior. A disorganized workplace can make you feel more stressed and frantic and will definitely affect the how you work and the kind of work that you do.

work deskWhether you are working in an office space in the Philippines such as in Makati City, in a quaint cubicle in small rural building, or a desk in your own home, it is important to know how to keep it clean and organized. Below are some tips to help you.

  • Get rid of the clutter. Busy work desks do not need to be filled with clutter. Contrary to what some people may think, it is possible to have a clutter-free work area even if you are very busy. Set a day when you will de-clutter, empty, shred, and basically just get rid of everything that you will not need or want anymore. Keep a garbage bag ready for all the stuff you will throw out.
  • Give away stuff. For things that you cannot bear throwing away but needs to be removed from your work area, consider giving them away. If you have a co-worker in the next cubicle that might need your extra set of pen organizer, go ahead and be generous. Not only do you get to remove your extra stuff, someone else benefits from them too.
  • Label. Labeling things is not just for the obsessive-compulsive ones. You will find out that this can actually make things more organized and will likewise make it easier for you to put away things and find them when you need them.
  • Clean your computer desktop too. De-cluttering goes beyond your physical workspace. If your desk is filled with papers, pens, folders, and a bunch of other clutter, your computer desktop or workspace is probably in the same shape. This also affects your mindset when working. Put away all of those icons in your desktop by copying the files to their appropriate directories and then deleting them from the desktop.
  • Straighten up daily. After you have successfully de-cluttered your work desk, make it last by remembering to straighten up daily. Do not just leave your things on your table. Instead, maintain the clean and clutter-free condition of your workspace by putting away any stuff immediately after use.