Start your year – and your workspace – off on a fresh, clean note
January 11, 2021. Exactly two weeks into the new year. You’re coming down from the high of the holidays and slowly putting away holiday decorations. Not only is it goodbye to festive décor, but it’s time to get back to the ol’ grind. Back to work, back to reality.
While you’re in the groove of taking care of yourself and purging your home of old, unwanted or disorganized items, why not make getting back to work part of this process, too?
Regardless of if you’re working from home or if you commute to the office on a daily basis, odds are you have a desk, or some similar kind of workspace, that you visit and use regularly. Even better odds are that this space is pretty cluttered and messy. It’s okay, it happens to the best of us!
The 11th is the perfect opportunity to clean up, clear out, and organize your workspace for the new year. Big or small, the task of cleaning off your desk can seem daunting, but have no fear! Follow these simple steps and before you know it, you’ll be looking forward to getting your workday started!
Step One: Everything OFF!
Start by removing all items from your desk area. Give it a good once over with dusting, wiping down, and sanitizing. An empty canvas is the best place to start.
Step Two: Evaluate!
- What can you get rid of, recycle, or repurpose?
- Can you go paperless on some items and enter the information into your computer instead of having the physical copy?
- Do you have an astronomical amount of loose papers? A preposterous number of sticky notes? Binder clips galore?
- What are you lacking? Drawers, shelves, a place for your pens, a home for your planners?
Step Three: Take Action!
Once you’ve got your priorities straight and have weeded out the items you no longer need or use, you can narrow down what you will need to create a clean, streamlined workspace area.
If you have a lot of folders and important documents, sort them by category and then place them into a designated area. mDesign’s file organizers are great for this. They fit papers, folders, binders, magazines, notebooks, and more. Side by side or individually, these are a sleek addition to any office or workspace. Add labels for an even more organized look!
For the smaller items, like tape dispensers, pens/pencils, scissors, binder clips, sticky notes, etc. mDesign’s desk organizer storage caddy is a one and done. It features two drawers and two compartments for all these pesky office items that often find themselves in the most random of places, impossible to find when you need them most.
Stack ‘em! mDesign organizer cubes can be stacked atop the storage caddy, on top of one another, or just side by side for added storage. This size is perfect for desktops - the small size won't take up too much room while the large height allows you to still store all your essentials.
If you have cube walls at work or want to make the most of the space you have at home, try an over door hanging organizer that can fit over cube walls, too! Three deep pockets can hold a variety of objects like cleaning supplies, notepads, coffee thermoses, umbrellas, scissors, etc.
When working in a busy office environment, it’s easy for any drawer to become a junk drawer. Keep the junk organized with expandable drawer organizers from mDesign. Drawers of all shapes and sizes can be organized by expanding the organizer to fit your needs. There’s room enough for glue sticks, white out, rubber bands, paperclips, and more.
Extra wall space calls for some wall storage! Baskets add a great touch of texture and style while being easy to view contents and sturdy enough for heavier objects like books, journals, magazines, and envelopes.
Step Four: Fill ‘Em Up!
Now that you have plenty of storage options for your many office and workspace needs, get to filling! Everything should now have a home where you can find anything you need at a moment’s notice. Spend more time being productive and less time running to the supply closet because you lost your favorite highlighter!
While you’re in the spirit of cleaning your home and your diet, clean up your workspace for National Clean Off Your Desk Day 2021!
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