Simple Ideas to Organize Your Cubicle for a Clutter-Free Life
It’s been a hectic few weeks. With the holidays coming up, month-end sneaking up on you unexpectedly again, and picking up the slack for the co-worker who took yet another vacation, somehow your organization got a little out of control.
And it shows.
Of course, as luck would have it, the CEO walked passed your desk right when it was looking its worst. You’re not sure, but you think he took a double-take. According to an Adecco study, 57% of employees judge a coworker based on the organized state of their desk.
Face it: it’s time for some cubicle organization ideas. Your desk and your productivity desperately need it.
Don’t let your disorganized cubicle destroy your productivity. Implement these cubicle organization ideas and set yourself up for success.
1. Implement a Two-Tray System
Keep it simple. An overcomplicated organizational system is just as bad as no system at all.
All you need are two trays.
Use one tray as an inbox. This tray is for new items; documents you haven’t reviewed yet.
Use the second tray as an in-progress box. This tray is for items you have reviewed but have not processed or completed. They still require your attention.
Label the trays accordingly so co-workers use the trays properly when you’re away from your cubicle and not there to explain your system. The true test of an effective cubicle organization system is how well it works in your absence.
2. Ditch the Post-its
Post-its are great for a quick note to yourself. But more often than not, they’re nothing more than a gateway to a disorganized cubicle.
If you would potentially be in lukewarm water if you lost a Post-it note, that note shouldn’t be on a Post-it. Instead, it should be notated systematically.