Finding ways to work smarter and streamline your workspace means you’ll make more time for the little things in life. We’re always on the lookout for bright ideas that can help us work more productively so thought we’d share a few of our favourites.
1) Have a simple storage system
Using a few organiser folders to store important notes and documents means your desk will look less cluttered and you’ll easily be able to access what you need. Set up a system that is so simple, you’ll love using it: assigning a different folder to each area of responsibility.
2) Use a planner or diary
Rather than relying on an electronic calendar, spending a little time each day to manage your schedule in a planner or diary means you’ll have more awareness of how much time you have free after meetings and appointments. Map out this free time, ensuring you have adequate time for all upcoming tasks and love approaching the week ahead feeling really prepared.
3) Declutter and refocus
A tidy desk means a tidy mind, so in order to only focus on one thing at a time, ensure your desk is free of distractions. Keep out only documents and notes you are currently working on, storing everything else away in your planner or filing system. That way you won’t waste time by switching between tasks, instead giving the one task at hand your complete attention until it is finished.
4) Keep your workspace mobile
If you’re someone who needs to attend a lot of meetings and appointments, make it easy to take your workspace with you on the go so you always have everything you need. Whether you keep everything important in your planner, or have the perfect work bag where you can easily store your notebooks and laptop, create a streamlined and simple system that works for you.
We hope these ideas help you streamline your desk. Discover more organisation solutions here.