How To Organise Your Working Space - Office Chairs UK

How To Organise Your Working Space

Whether you are back in the office, working from home full time, or a mix of the two, keeping a neat work environment can have a positive impact on your productivity, stress levels, and workplace happiness. The impact can be so great that some companies even have mandatory policies on having neatly organised desks. Here are our top tips on how to organise your desk and workspace.

Organise your cables 

Wondering how to organise desk cables? A cable tidy will help keep all of your chargers in place, instead of allowing them to fall behind your desk or knot together. If any of your cables are unnecessarily long, you can roll them up and secure them with a velcro tie. Using a wireless keyboard and mouse will reduce the number of cables you have to contend with. 

Neatly rolled cable and Apple iWatch behind a computer monitor


Have a bin next to your desk

We all know how easy it is to leave your rubbish on your desk with the thought of moving it to the bin later. Putting a bin next to your desk means you will be more likely to throw it straight away. Make sure to empty it before it starts to overflow!

Leave your desk the way you want to find it the next day

A quick spruce up before you finish for the day means that when you are ready to start again the next day, you will have a clear, clean desk and can get straight to work. After all, no one wants to start the day by washing up yesterday’s coffee cup!

Hand wiping down laptop and desk with a yellow cloth

Declutter your space

Have you heard of the saying ‘clutter attracts clutter’? If something is already messy, you’re more likely to add more items that create a bigger mess, which can be distracting when you are trying to work. The simpler your desk, the less likely you are to add more items which will reduce your workspace. A small desk organiser can provide a tidy space for miscellaneous items that you need access to at all times such as pens, post-it notes, and paperclips. 

Dedicate a drawer to distracting gadgets 

If you are easily distracted by your smartphone or watch, create a specific place to store them whilst you are working so that you can stay focussed. Only allow yourself to get them out when you are on a work break and put them back as soon as you need to get back to work. 

Make your workspace positive and personal

Reducing desk clutter doesn't mean eliminating all items that make you feel good. A framed photo or inspirational quote can help keep you motivated if you are having a tough day. 

Following these tips for an organised workspace will reduce distractions and help keep your mind clear during the work day. If you are looking to upgrade your workspace, you can view our range of quality desks.