Spring season is just around the corner and we are about to gear up for brighter mornings, lighter evening and a whole new lease of motivation!
There’s no better time of the year to have a good clean – be it your office, wardrobe, kitchen or bedroom. With the average person spending around 40 hours a week working, we figured that the office desk is a great place to start with.
So whether your desk is in a cubicle, a shared workspace or in your own home, here are our top 5 tips to transform your working space from organized chaos to productivity heaven.
1. Tidy up your desktop
First things first, clear your desk of everything that isn’t useful. That may include the coffee mug from this morning, expired receipts, unnecessary post-it notes stuck on the desktop or the notice board behind it… Oh, and don’t forget that old pair of shoes that you had been keeping in the bottom drawer for that office party you never intend to go on. For an evergreen tidy mind, spend a few minutes clearing your desk before you leave the office each Friday. This goes for your computer desktop too – find a beautiful, non-distracting wallpaper image, remove unnecessary icons and re-organize those files and screenshots.
2. Get rid of all your mailbox clutter
Dedicate a couple of hours to clearing your inbox. Use folders to organize conversations, archive emails you have answered and reply to ones that you haven’t. Don’t be afraid to adopt the trigger-happy approach when it comes to junk and that unsubscribe button.
3. Organize your drawer nicely
Start using your drawers less like a dumping ground for documents & unused stationery, and more like a project management tool. Keep your stationery, supplies and tools at your fingertips and invest in labelled folders for each of your different projects. We have just the thing you need – a huge range of organizers and storage boxes for your desk and drawers as well. There are many studies showing that once a person gets up from something they are working on to look for supplies, they are much less likely to return to what they were working on when they left. So acrylics bins or drawer organizers from MINISO India are great for storing supplies and keeping them easily accessible and visible at all times.
4. Be digitally smart
Believe us, we, at MINISO, are stationery and letter lovers, but torn-out bits of paper and post it notes can cause an eyesore. Look into contacts, tasks and notes apps such as Google Drive or Evernote – not only will your desk look cleaner, but you’ll also never lose a good idea or important business card again.
On a side note, if you do love collecting stationery and office supplies, you should visit your nearest MINISO India store but remember to keep them organized in your new desk organizer.
5. Go green
Invest in low maintenance plants that will clean the air, brighten up your desk space and create a green sanctuary indoors. Spider plants, snake plants, peace lily, aloe vera, etc. are really easy to keep and are very good at absorbing toxins from the air. You can also decorate your desk with scented candles to make you feel relaxed while at work and help you work more effectively.
These simple but useful ideas can help you keep that desk clean all-year round. Now you will have more time and energy to devote to more important tasks.