First - storage storage storage! We cannot recommend this enough. Even a small cart on wheels will do wonders when you're forced to organize all the stuff that's laying all over your desk into logical compartments somewhere else.
We also try to do a weekly deep clean. This includes brushing off keyboards with a Swiffer Duster, wiping down the desk under the mousepad and monitor, and sifting through the papers/miscellaneous items that have accumulated on the desk over the past week.
Finally, throw stuff away! Or recycle of course, if you have the option. We've already switched most of our billing over to paperless statements and it has done wonders. We have the occasional paycheck or junk mail that sits for weeks on end, but we try to be proactive about it as much as we can.
Got a tip to share with Katie? Let us know your best desk decluttering habit - it's bound to send inspiration all around!
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