In order to organize your desktop, you need a few good tools to help you on your way. If you have a place for everything, it will make it less cluttered and easier to find things.
For starters, perhaps you have a lot of magazines, or journals that you need handy. The first step is to get rid of anything you haven’t read, and probably won’t read ever. Then get some pretty magazine holders, like these from the Container Store:
You may also have a lot of odds and ends on your desk, like pens, a stapler and paper clips. Use something like this to help clear the desktop. Don’t forget to toss out any pens or other objects that you no longer use.:
Some things can also be put in drawers with dividers to keep them neat. These are custom drawer dividers that you can make any size you want to suit your needs.:
Next, you have all of these papers on your desk. Bills, important papers, but you can barely see your desktop. Try using on of these. Put only your action items here and file the rest.:
The most important thing you can have is a good filing system, that is well labeled and that is not so overstuffed that you can’t get at your papers:
Lastly, you need a good place to post things that you want at eye level. Magnetic boards are a great solution. This one combines being a magnetic board with dry erase and it’s pretty too.:
These are just some tools to get you started. The most important thing is to use them. You’ll be much happier when your desk is clear and organized.
I want to wish you and yours a very happy holiday season and a happy new year!
For me the holidays are about getting together with friends and family. I treasure those who are close to my heart this time of year. Let your to do lists take a break, enjoy those around you and count all of your blessings!