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Organizing Your Workspace

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For the majority of us, work is an occasionally awesome but mostly unfortunate fact of life that we just have to deal with. Why would you want to sit at a desk when you could be sipping Mai Tais on a beach somewhere? If you’re lucky enough to work from home, then you have a lot more leeway when it comes to decorating your workspace (and whether you get to have Mai Tais after all), but no matter where you work, Organizing Your Workspace is an important thing to consider to keep you happily typing away.

How To Organize Your Workspace And Live A Happier Life


Organizing Your Workspace

Start by taking everything off your desk – give yourself a blank slate to work with. First put back the things that you use most frequently where they are easy to reach. You will be left with a pile of items that aren’t always used, and that might be considered “clutter,” which you want to avoid at all costs. It causes confusion that you just don’t need in your life! What you surround yourself with will directly affect your mind and no one needs a cluttered mind when trying to get things done.

organizing your workspace

Now, here are some tips to create your perfect workspace, one that’s unique to you and matches your personality:

  • Instead of stacking books on the floor and the desk, use a shelving unit of sorts. A great way to organize books is to use wooden crates. They stack easily, you can continue to add to them, and they can be moved around any time you decide that you want something designed differently.
  • Writing utensils can be stored in mason jars on shelves as well as on your desk. For those of us that have three sets of pens, highlighters, sharpies and an array of other writing tools, jars will save space and clutter as well as make it easier to find what you’re looking for.
  • If you’re someone who seems to have papers all over, all the time, you need clip boards and cork boards! These can be a fun DIY project, or just something you find at the store. Hang them up near your desk and use each board for something specific; incoming, outgoing, notes, etc.
  • Don’t forget to add in some motivational décor as well. Once you take down the clutter, replace it with items that inspire you, items that get you motivated to work and move forward each day. These could be posters, photos, statues, anything that motivates you!

Organizing your workspace is the first step in getting your job – and probably your life, too – back in order, and all it takes a spare hour and a little bit of creativity!

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  1. What great tips!! Keeping your work space organized helps you to be able to work more efficiently! Thank you for sharing this with us at the #HomeMattersParty

  2. All great tips 🙂 I can’t stand having a cluttered workspace. Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week!

  3. These are some really great tips for organizing an office space. I personally use fabric bins to keep my books in. I have little boxes that my kids made me for my pens. It’s nice to have everything well organized. Your office has a stunning business-like look to it.

    Thank you for linking up with the #HomeMattersParty. We hope to see you again when we open the doors on Friday at 12AM EST.

  4. I needed this! I’m a total stacker. I stack books, paper, bills, to-do lists and everything else I don’t know what to do with. I love the idea of clearing everything off and starting over. One of my new year’s resolutions is to find all the horizontal surfaces in my house again, so thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Great ideas! For me, the hardest part of staying organized is the paper clutter. I have this weird tendency to hang onto everything “just in case.” I need to throw a bunch of stuff out, but I love the idea of organizing the important stuff on clip boards.

  6. Great tips! I can’t wait to get stuck into my office and creating a space for me! I like the idea of separating Sharpies, Pens etc.

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