Did you know that an organized desk can lead to increased productivity and better performance? That’s true. According to research, a messy desk hinders a person from thinking clearly whereas an organized one allows for maximum concentration at the task at hand.
If you have a home office or a study room, and it seems like you’re having a tough time getting any work done, it’s probably time to improve the way the whole room is organized, particularly the area where you work.
The post below gives you an excellent idea on how to improve your work station. See how there are enough compartments to keep things organized? There’s a proper place for everything which means you’ll never have to look for a missing item under piles of clutter ever again.
This post provides an easy-to-follow step-by-step procedure on how to accomplish the whole thing. Although it looks complicated, it’s actually easy enough even for a novice DIY’er. After all, the author made use of pre-made shelves, which you can find in any local improvement store. Clever, isn’t it?
So how else can you improve your home office or study room? Here are several ways:
- Consider the ergonomics. An aching back won’t help you complete all the tasks listed in your “things to do”, which is why it’s important to adjust your desk chair or computer screen in such a way that you can keep working for hours without your back killing you.
- De-clutter! You probably don’t need everything you have in there. It’s time that you get rid of those that don’t serve any practical purpose either by recycling or donating.
- Label your items. An efficient system that would save you time would be to label all similar-looking items like your file folders for example. So that instead of going through all your files just to find one document, you can simply refer to the label on the folder.
- Splash the room with the right colors. How colors affect productivity has been the subject of numerous studies. According to one by Angela Wright, the same psychologist who devised the “color affects system”, certain colors stimulates the mind and boosts creativity like blue and yellow. Green is also a good color to use in the office as it creates soothing balance.
These are just few of the many ways to improve your work efficiency. Start by giving your desk the makeover it badly needs.