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How to Organize Your Desk

When you're working from home, the question of how to organize your desk gets a little more complicated. I hope you'll find these tips helpful!

When you’re working from home, the question of how to organize your desk gets a little more complicated. You might be working from home part-time or sharing a space with family members, and you’re not sure how to set yourself up for success. I hope you’ll find these tips helpful!

Tip: Think about whether you like things out on your desk or hidden out of sight? Let that guide your desk organization.

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Use Project Boards To Keep Tasks Organized

A project board is a board that showcases all your projects you are working on. There are a few different ways that this can be created. One is physical, like my acrylic boards. And the other is digital. Think programs like Asana or Trello or Monday.

Whatever option you select, make sure that you stick to updating your projects on the board. This will help you stay organized while working from home.

I keep my project board above my desk. I’ve used it before, but it’s been a game-changer for me since the kids have been home. It helps me streamline our lives and my business. Before I created these project boards made of acrylic board, I use poster boards and that worked great too.

Use Magazine Holders To Organize Papers On Desk

Magazine holders are great for keeping papers tidy. Each holder can be a different category. I love the fabric ones, but they also have plastic and metal so you can fit your style.

The kids use them to hold homework, and I use them to organize papers. The kids each have one holder for homework to do and one holder for homework that’s done. I also recommend them for clients who don’t want to use a filing system.

Keep All Writing Utensils In One Location

It is helpful to keep all writing utensils in one location because you always need to know where to find your pencils, pens, and scissors.

You can either keep them on your desk using a cup or in a drawer with drawer divider. But a quick note and word of caution: Drawer dividers and desk dividers are great but only if you use them.

Create An End-Of-Workday Routine

You need a routine to close up your work and move on to home life.

For me, that means cleaning up my desk space, plugging in electronics, picking our top 3 for the next day, and close the computer.

It helps so much, especially when you’re working from home. I highly recommend this, even if it’s as simple as cleaning off your desk space.

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