Office organization starts with desk drawer organization
Desk drawers can become jammed full of miscellaneous stuff. All this stuff makes it hard to find the things you really need, when you need them. Take some time to start organizing paperwork and office supplies, you won’t regret it. Office organization starts with what ius at your finger tips most.
Start With an Empty Slate:
When you organize desk drawers a good starting point is emptying them out. Once your drawers are empty you can clean them out completely. Replace any worn or ripped drawer lining. Replace it with nonslip lining. This will help keep your drawer organization once you finish!
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*A Quick Tip When You Organize Desk Drawers: Do you want to keep your drawers rolling smooth? Pull out your drawers and rub over all of your metal glides with wax paper. The wax will help everything run more smoothly together. You’ll have to repeat this process occasionally, use it as a good reminder to keep your drawer organization optimized.
Recycle, Donate, and Toss:
Once you get your drawers emptied out take a look at what you have. Do you have a wide ranging collection of pens you’ve collected from banks, stores, and other places? It is okay to pare down. You don’t have to keep every pen, pencil, highlighter, or marker in your drawer. Toss them, give them away, or find a Tupperware to store them on a high closet shelf until you run out of the handful you keep in your drawer.
When organizing paperwork look at scanning paperwork onto your computer as an option for reducing paperwork that you have to keep in a file drawer. Paper work organization is very important for a well functioning office and your sanity.
Get Organized; What is in Your Desk Drawers:
It will be easier to see what you can get rid of when you know what you have. Group all of your like things together.
This means pens and pencils, highlighters, staples, post it notes, ect. To get started organizing paperwork sort through what you have. If you can quickly shred and get rid of credit card offers and other junk mail you’ve been holding on to great!
You can buy organizing trays or various styles of drawer dividers to organize desk drawers. Or you can use every day items from around your home. Small Tupperware, canning jars, ice cube trays, or even a muffin tin can be used to hold small office supplies in your drawers. When organizing paperwork loose papers can be corralled in shallow drawers with cookie sheets or the lids to shoe boxes.
Drawers Put in Order:
Give the items that you use most often prime real estate. Sit in your desk chair and reach for the drawer that feels most natural. You are probably reaching for the top drawer closest to your dominant hand. That should be the drawer you keep your most frequently used supplies in. Prioritize your organization so that it makes sense to your style of workflow.
The further away the drawer the less important its contents should be, or at least the less frequently you need to access them.
*A QUICK Tip When Organizing Papers: You want to make keeping up with your filing as easy as possible. From your desk chair, without moving your chair a far way, you should be able to grab a file folder, put something in it, and file it.
Keeping these things easily accessible will really help your chances of keeping on top of the task of organizing paperwork.
You’ll feel so great after you get your drawers organized you’ll wish you had done it sooner. Organizing paperwork and getting your tools in order will help make you a more productive worker as you’ll be able to get your work done faster. No more searching through messy drawers for you!
Office organization like rest of your home organization is something that once you have it in place and set-up will only take minimum time and effort to keep in order as long as you develop good organization habits.
If your desk has become a stack of junk drawers, it is time for office organization help. If your drawers are hard to open and everything inside of them is crumpled and ripped, it is time to get organized. Organizing paperwork and office supplies can be just what your desk needs to become a productive work place again.
Heidi DeCoux is a professional organizer specializing in organizing paperwork and creator of The Fast-Filing Method home filing system which can be used to organize desk drawers. To get a FREE Home Organization e-Solutions Kit, which features the audio class: The Fast & Easy Way to Get Organized and Stay Organized Forever, visit www.ClearSim
By: Heidi DeCoux