If you’re a part of the nearly 80% of people who believe a cluttered desk can reduce your productivity, then you’re probably sick of being unproductive at a cluttered desk! Whether you’re drowning in paperwork or scrambling to untangle that hydra of cords, chances are, you’ve got something nearby that can help you bring a little order to all that chaos. Here are some typical office supplies, and how you can use them to organize your office space!
3 Ring Binder – If you have a 3 ring binder that is going unused, you can re-purpose it into a calendar. Having all of your events handy and organized can help to make you more punctual and reliable. It can also alleviate the additional stress of being scatterbrained about dates and times. If you have spiral bound graph paper notebooks, you can use the grid pattern to section off a perfect calendar! (Or use those numbered dividers to isolate certain months or weeks.)
Bubble Mailer – When you have papers everywhere, it can get overwhelming pretty fast. An easy way to get things sorted is to use bubble mailers to section off your bills, reports, love letters, or whatever else you’ve got lying around. You can put the mailer near a common mail drop-off spot, like next to the front door or on the wall behind your desk.
Laser Labels – If you’ve ever experienced the impossible to unravel cord tornado that forms behind most desktop computers, fear not. Using laser labels, you can identify and separate all the different cords, making it easy to know which ones go where and what they hook up to. You can also use binder clips to group certain cords together, making it even easier to know what’s going on back there.
Don’t let your office supplies gather dust. Get organized!