My desk has been a mess and filled with clutter. Not your typical mess with plastic wrappers and coffee cups all over the place but a mess with items I don’t need taking up all of my valuable work space. I cleaned out all of the drawers in my desk and I ended up throwing away two big bags of trash or things that I didn’t need anymore.
I found old receipts from grocery shopping, rebate receipts, old coupons, and soo many pens that wouldn’t write to save my life it wasn’t funny. It always drove me nuts to grab a pen and not have it work. I don’t know why I would put it back in the drawer instead of throwing it away. Well I got rid of every pen that didn’t work, every highlighter that was dry and every pencil that kept on breaking. I actually have space in my drawers now it’s amazing.
I think my favorite part of all is now that there is space I am really actually excited to sit down at my desk and do more work. It’s nice to sit here and enjoy my cup of coffee on my nice clean desk. Why didn’t I do this sooner? It’s a big weight lifted off my shoulders and I’m loving every minute of it.
Organizing your work space can make a word of difference in how you feel. If you walk into a room and see a desk that have no surface because it is cluttered with piles of unopened mail, paperwork you need to get to, and pens and pencils strewn about, you are more than likely not going to get anywhere very fast because you will feel overwhelmed and not know where anything and/or everything is at.
However, if you walk into an office that has a desk that is completely cleared off and everything has been filed away in to it’s own space you will probably feel like you can get started and do anything you’d like. I know if my desk is a mess it makes me feel yucky and when I’m trying to do work on it most of the time it just drives me crazy because I can’t even find a surface to write on.
Take the time to clear off your desk and file everything away. I’m sure you’ll feel much better. Start by throwing away all of the paper that you don’t need. You don’t need all of the envelopes that your bills come in, they just take up space. Open them all up and file them away. I suggest going paperless with all of your bills. That’s one way to eliminate extra clutter in your life. I know I’ve really enjoyed not having a stack of bills that I need to file away each month ever since I switched to paperless. Give it a try and see what you think.