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Recently I hosted an informative Facebook Q&A with Boise Paper, where we shared organizational tips alongside productivity hacks and tools that you can utilize to have a neater and more productive workspace. It was a wonderful chat opportunity, and we got a lot of engagement and feedback from participants. I wanted to share the tips given during the chat with you here, as well as give you the opportunity to win a $50 Visa gift card and X-9 paper pack compliments of Boise Paper.
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Tip #1: System of Three
If you struggle with documents and physical files, use the “System of Three” to combat clutter! Go through every piece of paper in your office and either 1) shred it, 2) file it or 3) work on it.
Apply the same “System of Three” approach to your electronic files. What emails and files can you delete or file away? Create folders for each project, and make it a habit to automatically save appropriate files in the correct place right away.
Tip #2: Create an Ideal Workspace
Create a Printing Station near the office printer to keep all supplies close at hand. You can also use your wall space to hang shelves, filing systems, calendars and more. There is so much more office space available when you go vertical.
Drab walls & poor lighting can drain your energy. Add natural elements to improve your workspace.
Tip #3: Be Proactive
To prevent procrastination, set a timer by your desk and give yourself mini-deadlines to accomplish tasks.
Also, it may sound obvious, but it’s so easy to overlook: keep the supplies and files you use most often within easy reach, while storing lesser-used items and files out of the way.
In addition, create a “For Review” box on your desk where colleagues know to place documents that require your attention.
Tip #4: Say No to Clutter
Store all your supplies in containers to quickly declutter your desk. Store premium printing materials, such as Boise POLARIS® Premium Color Copy paper, in a designated space.
This Career Expert agrees with the tips that Boise Paper shared during our Q&A, and I hope that you will begin to use them in your own workspace for better workability and efficiency.
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I organize as I go, and also daily. I like to keep some things that make me happy, and that makes me feel more like keeping everything neat and tidy. I don’t function as well when things are in disarray, and I like feeling at optimum, so I try to keep up to it!
Alexis B says
Choosing fun desk accessories helps me enjoy the process of staying organized and motivated. Kate Spade has acrylic trays and supplies that are super chic, but these can also be found at Target or TJ Maxx.
Carly Williams says
My favorite tip is to use file folders to keep similar documents together and that way they don’t get mixed in with others.
Will G says
My favorite is Tip #4: Say No to Clutter.
HS kraftmaking says
I keep the desk clutter free by filing everything once job done.
My best organizational tip is to throw away old papers, use file folders and filing cabinets also scan documents to reduce paper clutter in your home office.
Kelly D says
My tip is to use files and create labels so everything is easy to find.
I like using those expandable folders to keep receipts and bills organized. They’re compact and hold a lot.
Tina W says
I keep one drawer clear so if I need to empty stuff off my desk in a hurry I can movie it in there.
Tabathia B says
I like the cup holder that is used to old pens and pencils
Thomas Murphy says
I like the System of Three tip.
My tip is to use color-coded bins.
Steve Weber says
My favorite is Tip #4: Say No to Clutter.
Dawn Monroe says
I think the best tip is to use a timer to achieve small goals throughout the day.
I like to use the clear boxes from The Container Store.
Sonya Morris says
Put it things where they go instead of just laying them down to do later.
Tracy Robertson says
I’m not good at keeping my desk clutter free, it’s actually quite a mess. I like your tip #2 and think it could help me out a lot, especially the part about the lighting!
My tip is to organize your desk for 5 minutes at the end of each day to make sure that everything stays in order.
Jennifer Marie says
Have your space organized so important papers do not go missing. Keep everything in a neat place.
Gina M says
My favorite tip is to have a place for everything. When things don’t have a designated spot, they seem to really start to pile up.
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kelly tupick says
I try to keep my work space clutter free and only have stuff around that i need.
Terri Irvin says
Be organized and try to scan as many documents as you can.
Oh I really love Tip #1: System of Three!!! I have such a horrible habit of holding on to things and they accumulate!
I like to have a bulletin board for important items.
My tip is to throw away/shred papers right away so that papers don’t stack up!
Janice Cooper says
I have an office job and I like to use folders even colored folders to minimize clutter and stay organized.
My tip is to keep your desk clutter free by recycling old papers
Dana Rodriguez says
I make sure mine is organized and everything put away for the day when I am done.
My work space is colorful and fun so I enjoy working in it and have no problems organizing because of all the colors.
Kenya F says
I have colored folders and try to keep all similar items in particular folders.
I use labels for everything and keep desk clean
Amy Orvin says
I love to use folders and sticky notes to mark and organize important papers at my desk.
My favorite tip is Tip #4: Say No to Clutter. If there is too much clutter, I just shut down and walk away so I really have to have “no clutter”.
Glen H says
Avoiding clutter is the best tip. Messy desk, messy work
Erika W. says
I like using tabs or sticky notes to organize things. I also try to file things so they don’t pile up.
courtney b says
label everything and don’t clutter your desk.. .that’s what I tend to do!
sarah mayer says
My motto.. everything has a place.. make sure to put it there.
amanda whitley says
i like to colorcode and label everything!