GOAL STRAIGHTEN UP YOUR DESK
Get clutter off your desktop and you’ll discover more space to work.
USE VERTICAL SPACE
to clear off your desktop. Install shelving and cabinets above a desk, opposite, to store reference materials and supplies. Or attach wall pockets to the wall or desk side to store papers you need to access often, suggests professional organizer Kathy Vines.
FOCUS ON ESSENTIALS
and think about what you really use at your desk; move everything else to other storage areas. “If you don’t staple papers, don’t put a stapler on your desk,” professional organizer Kathy Jenkins says.
supplies if more than one person will be working in the same area. File folders in different colors keep papers separate at this family homework station, right. Matching storage boxes disguise additional supplies on the desktop.