Messy desks can be a productivity suck. If clutter keeps you from being efficient, there are a few ways to prevent the mess from happening. Entrepreneur asked some experts (including Maxwell) for tips on how to keep a desk tidy and ready for work:
"Be very selective about the items you put here. When everything is important, nothing is."
Maxwell emphasizes thinking of your desk drawers as a hierarchy: the closer to your dominant hand, the more important the items are. Foundation tools of your work, such as pens, index cards, or paper clips, should be in the top drawer for easy and fast access.
Check out the other 4 other tips over on Entrepreneur.
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