What's Your Best Desk Organizing Strategy?

What's Your Best Desk Organizing Strategy?

Anthony Nguyen
May 25, 2011

There are times when we wish our desks could magically declutter themselves, but seeing as we're still a ways from having robots properly clean our floors, it's probably a better idea to come up with a simple, reliable organizing strategy and sticking with it.

One of our personal favorite methods is organization by function. Notepads go in with the pens. Business cards with clips. Stamps with the envelopes. That way, when you happen to need to do something real quick, everything's right at your fingertips. Consider it pre-planning at its finest.

Another way is to simplify as you go. Perhaps a single dry erase marker is enough - do you really need 10 different colors? Well, maybe. But if not, just take what you need and try to avoid grabbing what you don't. It's an exercise in self-control (although we don't blame you for falling in love with office supplies)!

What's your best desk organization tip?

More Desk Organization Tips:
Clear Desktop Space With a Side-Desk Paper Organizer
Do This Today: Purge Your Top Desk Drawer
Kaiju Studios: I/O desk Organizer
Home Office "Staples": Your Favorites Around the Desk

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