With the advent of covid-19, many people found themselves working from home, and with the extended period people spent behind their desktop computer, their desk became an essential part of their lives.
Unfortunately, with that much time spent around your desk, your mind and mood start to entangle with the environment around you. And if you have a cluttered desk, it starts to take a toll on your mental life. So it is essential to get your desk clutter-free and organized if you decide to spend a big part of your day behind it.
Here are 5 simple steps that you can use to get started on your journey to the clutter-free workspace and increased productivity.
Get rid of “unnecessary” items on your desk.
One surefire way to get that clutter out of your desk is to go minimalist and get rid of everything you don’t need for the day.
And if there is something that you are not sure you will require during the day, store it in the desk cabinet.
- Move your desk in front of natural light.
Moving your desk facing natural light can do wonders for you. Mind you, don’t put yourself in front of direct sunlight, but in the natural light of a bright sky. This is the easiest way to improve your mood and hence your productivity.
Our brain processes natural light and screen light. So make sure you’re receiving enough natural light. And every once in a while, move your gaze away from the screen and focus on distant objects like clouds, birds, or trees to rest your eyes.
- Get yourself a wireless mouse and keyboard
I can’t stress enough the advantages of wireless keyboard and mouse. However, if you are still using a wired keyboard or mouse, it’s time to drag yourself out of the 20th century and into the 21st century.
Today wireless technology has grown to the point where it is on par with wired technology in terms of latency and accuracy. There is absolutely no reason, I repeat, no reason not to ditch the wired keyboard and mouse.
- Get yourself a wireless headset
There is a slight caveat with wireless headphones, unlike wireless mouse or keyboard. Wired headphones provide different bitrates when listening to high-quality audio formats like FLAC or WAV. Also, it may cost 3 times more for a wireless headset with the same set of features as a wired headset.
However, if your intent is only to attend meetings, watch youtube videos or listen to mp3 files, then the wireless headset is worth more than it costs. Imagine getting yourself a cup of coffee or something across the room without removing your headphones or getting interrupted, and then continuing your work.
Even if you need that extra bitrate one in a while, we recommend getting both wireless and wired headphones. That is, of course, if you can afford it. The convenience of owning a wireless headset is worth the extra mile.
- Get yourself a wireless printer
Wireless printers are still maturing technology, but it has come far in the last decade. And there is no reason to believe it won’t continue to improve in the future. If you are pretty comfortable with computer technology, you may find the hassle of setting your wireless printer quite rewarding.
We recommend sticking with the wired one for other folks out there who need their printer to churn reliably. However, that may change in the future, as more and more brands are coming into the market with wireless printers.
I hope you like this blog, and these 5 simple steps help you to make your workspace and desktop clutter-free. If you have any other suggestions related to this topic, you can mention them in the comment section below. And you can share it with your friends and colleagues.