HOW TO TIDY THE STUDY OR HOME OFFICE
Piles of papers, magazines, books, mail, post-its, pens, highlighters, and other office supplies dot the desk’s landscape. Along with physical mess comes mental chaos, inefficiency, and most importantly low productivity.
Visualise a workspace that works for you. Sort through your items and evaluate them on usefulness.
Pick them up, examine them closely, and ask yourself: “What is this item’s purpose? Does it make me happy?” Then, categorise your stationary or office supplies into three broad subcategories—equipment, paper-related supplies and letter-writing supplies. You can break these down further if you have more categories.
Store all items pertaining to one category in a tray or box for ease of use and display these just like in a store so that everything is visible at a glance.
Add a small ornamental plant. Don’t make your study or office solely practical. It’s important to add a playful touch precisely because it’s a work space.