Mountains of paper, office supplies, leftover lunch, and who even knows what else can make your desk look like a war zone. While research has linked messy desks to creativity and genius, there are drawbacks to a cluttered workspace. Not only can piles of paperwork and junk make it hard for you to move around, it can also project poor work ethic: More than half of senior managers in one survey said the most distracting or annoying aspect of employee workspaces is sloppiness or
We’ve rounded up some of the best tips, strategies, and tools to keep your workspace clutter free. For instance, you can use desk organizers on top of or inside your desk for papers and supplies or take advantage of vertical space with a wall file organizer. And label maker is a great tool to keep track of where everything goes—from electrical cords to folders. Read on for more tips to declutter.