As winter begins, people generally feel an urge to organize things in their lives. If the old doesn't go, the new doesn't come! Organization is a major factor in increasing productivity, and that's where your workspace comes in. Sure, you can clean your office every day, but if you don't have a solid system in place, it will quickly revert to a state of chaos.
Fortunately, we have five steps that will make it easy for you to stay organized easily.
1. Get rid of the things you don't need
The first step to achieving your organizational goals is to do an "office purge. This helps you decide which items you need to keep or throw away. You can do this by going through each item in your work area and asking yourself these three questions
(1) "Does this item improve my life?"
(2) "Have I used this item a lot in the past year?"
(3) "If I were to get rid of it, would I buy it again?"
If you don't answer "yes" immediately, it's time to part ways with the item.
2. Find a place for everything
Clutter is the result of not having a designated place to put things. If you want to say goodbye to clutter forever, then you need to find a home for the items in your workspace. A great way to organize the equipment you keep in your office is to purchase a multi-function wireless charger. That way, you'll have somewhere to put your devices at the end of the day, and they'll be charged for the next workday. For example, the ideal charging station for those with AirPods, Apple Watch and iPhone 12 or newer is the 3-in-1 wireless charging. With just one small wireless charger, you can charge all three of your devices, a significant savings in workspace.
3. Separate work and entertainment
Working at home makes it especially difficult to separate your workspace from your living space. For example, if your home office is in your bedroom, you can easily mix non-work related items into your workspace. You might come across dirty dishes from last night's dinner or notice some toys your kids left behind and be tempted to clean them during work hours. When you organize your office in a way that separates work from play, you'll be able to focus on work without distractions.
4. Manage the cables
Cables can look messy, so you need to hide them to maintain the sleek, clean workspace you desire. Adapters and USB hubs are the perfect solution to minimize the appearance of wires, compress the space your device takes up, and create a clean aesthetic. We recommend the QGeeM USB C to HDMI Adapter 4K Cable, which has 2 ports to keep your device neat and organized while looking stylish.
5. A quick daily cleanup
The final step in keeping your workspace organized is to spend a short amount of time each day organizing it. If you follow all the previous steps, it shouldn't take more than five minutes. Before you end your day, scan your workspace to see if you've left any clutter behind. Throw away any trash and clean up any spills that have accumulated throughout the day.