- Get rid of pens and pencils you don’t need. – I
have one type of pen I like to use, but every month or my pencil holder
gets filled up with other random writing instruments. If you aren’t
going to use it, don’t feel bad about throwing it out. It is just
- Have a place for pocket stuff. Your keys, phone,
PDA, wallet, bluetooth ear piece, etc. should have a home. My ideal
setup is to keep them in a drawer with wires already run for charging
the various items. Unfortunately my current desk doesn’t have drawers,
so I have set aside a small amount of space under my monitor that isn’t
really usable for work anyway. I have all my charging cables right
there so I don’t have to hunt for them.
- Proximity based on frequency of use. If you use
it every day, it should be closer than something you use only a few
times each week. This is common sense, but it is easy to arrange are
desk for aesthetics instead of usefulness.
- Move electronics out of sight. Your cable modem,
wireless router, firewall, battery backup, etc. shouldn’t be on your
desk. Even if you have enough room in introduces visual clutter.
For more tips follow the link here Productivity501: 12 Tips for an Organized Desk