Research has shown that being more organized actually helps to increase our productivity. Having a messy work area creates unneeded stress and fatigue. So, if you want to be more productive at work, make sure to keep your work area well organized.

The most productive people, however, go beyond simple rearranging. They are not content to let any increase in productivity happen by chance. They organize with a specific objective in mind – to increase their performance and productivity as much as possible. Here are a few ways to do that.

Keep distractions away from your dominant side.

For example, your smartphone. You want to keep it on your desk, but you don’t want to be checking it all the time. To make it more difficult to check often, put the phone on the side of your desk that is not near your dominant hand. For example, if you are right handed, put the phone on the left side of the desk.

Have a large trashcan.

Papers are piling up on your desk, but your tiny trash can is full, and you don’t feel like gathering up all the paperwork and traveling to find a waste container, so the paper just sits there creating a mess. With a large trash can, you avoid this problem.

Have an area for pending work.

You have materials for projects you intend to get to in the near future. Instead of having them sitting on your desk taking up space, create a designated area where you keep only materials for pending work, a folder or shelf. That way they won’t distract you from the work you need to do immediately.

Only necessary items on your desk.

You only need one pen, one notebook, one stack of post-it notes on your desk, so make sure you only have one of each there. Any more simply creates clutter.

Have a designated drawer for things you only use occasionally.

For example, you may use the stapler occasionally, or the tape, or a ruler. You use these things now and then, but not all the time. So, keep them out of the way in a drawer just for these items.

Have water on your desk.

You need to stay hydrated, and having a water bottle on your desk reminds you to drink. Keep it by your dominant hand.

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