GOAL STRAIGHTEN UP YOUR DESK

Get clut­ter off your desk­top and you’ll dis­cover more space to work.

Secrets of Getting Organized - - Work + Hobby Quick & Easy Solutions - WRITER RE­NEE FREEMON MUL­VI­HILL

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.

COLOR CODE

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.

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