Decluttering your space has incredible benefits not only for mental clarity but also productivity. While it may seem like a daunting task, taking an hour or two out of your day will be worth it in the long-run.

1. Hide the Cords

Identifying, labeling, and hiding cords can help create a visually appealing space. We all have experienced that knot of cords from your computer, chargers, lamps, etc. Take a moment to separate and label them. If you’re looking for aesthetically pleasing organizers, try out a cable organizing box or on-wall cable concealers. However, if aesthetics isn’t important to you, just separating and labeling your cord will help decrease clutter.

2. Invest in Organizational Storage

Purchasing the correct organizational storage pieces will make it easier (and maybe more fun!) to sort and organize your office. Stores like The Container Store, Ikea, or Target offer great products at a range of prices to aid your organizing journey.

3. Evaluate Things You Actually Need

One of the biggest parts of decluttering your office space is getting rid of things. While you go through stacks of papers or miscellaneous office supplies, take a moment to ask yourself if you really need it. The less stuff you need to store, the easier organizing becomes.

4. Digitalize Notes and Documents

Physical documents and notes can take up space and be hard to sort through. In today’s digital world, there are many platforms and apps that can help turn your physical receipts or documents into scanned pdfs. Some smartphones apps include, Evernote Scannable, CamScanner, or Microsoft Office Lens. Having a digital copy of your documents also prevents data loss.

5. Take a Before and After Photo

You may be surprised at the transformation! We often can’t tell how messy our spaces are. Taking a before and after photo will also help provide insight into what other people see.