Working at a disorganised, messy desk can negatively affect your work. Everything competes for your attention and the mess can make you feel flustered and add to your stress levels. If you haven’t got the time to do a thorough decluttering but do need to make a change FAST, there is one way that works really well and helps to make it easier when you do the big tidy up.
How does it work?
Quite simple. Clear your desk/drawers completely, and place everything into a box, which is accessible but not in the way or even in sight.
Have only the essentials on your desk - your laptop and phone, for instance.
Then, whenever you find that you need to use something (a stapler, pen, etc.,) go to the box and bring only that item. Find a suitable place for it (e.g. drawer, pen holder).
This way, by the time you get to sorting through the box, you already have a great idea of what you actually need and use and what is just taking up space.