Organize Paper on Your Desk in 5 Minutes

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I love clutter on my desk and in my office – said no one ever! While there are many spots in our home that can attract clutter, somehow decluttering the desk always falls to the bottom of the to do list. And yet, it is possible to organize paper on your desk and declutter in just 5 minutes a day. Really!

If your desk and office are a mess, it makes being productive and stress-free a lot more difficult. An uncluttered desk relieves stress by giving you room to work and to breathe. An organized desk allows you to find the exact paper or file that you need quickly and easily. 

Organize Paper on Your Desk – Declutter in Just 5 Minutes a Day

I’ve shared office organizing ideas:

And I’ve shared office decluttering ideas:

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Here’s a great infographic that sums up everything you need to know about organizing paper on your desk in just 5 minutes a day. Don’t tell me that you can’t spare 5 minutes each day to create a calmer and more productive work environment. You deserve less stress and better organization. Take the 5 minutes each day to make it happen. Declutter your desk in 5 minutes a dayInfographic by Quill

31 Days of 
10-Minute Decluttering 
Declutter 31 spaces in your home in one month.
Pop over to the private Simple Organization Tips and Ideas Facebook group so that you can interact with me and other motivated participants and view the videos that go along with the challenge.
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Organizing your office can be inexpensive and earth-friendly when you use repurposed and DIY organizing items:

Once you tackle organizing the paper on your desk, it’s time to tackle organizing the rest of the office. What is your biggest office organizing and decluttering challenge?

Find all my best organizing tips, hacks, printables and favorite products in the table below. You can scroll though the table and look for ideas or search for specific ideas with the magnifying glass in the upper right-hand corner (on desktop). Click on the topic and then click through the specific article.

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  1. Nice infograhic! Rightly or wrongly, I do believe that having a clear desk conveys an image of being in control and on top of things… maybe even of intelligence. If you work in an office, especially one where clients visit, having a clear desk is definitely worth the investment of time. A plan for doing a bit each day can make a huge difference without too much pain.

    1. I confess, my desk can become quite messy. But after a day or two, I feel the need to tidy it back up and clear both my desk and my mind, Seana. I agree that many people read meanings into both clean and messy desks.

  2. I need to figure out how to organize my desk better. I don’t have much space, it’s just a small computer desk in a nook in the kitchen. I can’t really figure out how to organize it. I have been trying to figure it out, but other than a pen holder my daughter made me from a soup can, that’s all we’ve been able to do.

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