Whether it is your home office or your desk at work, an organized, clutter-free desk will keep you more focused on the task at hand. Here are some tips:
Utilize your wall space in order to keep your desk space as less cluttered as possible. Use pegboard (the above pictured was spray painted for a more customized look) to attach shelves, hooks, bins, etc.
Use drawer dividers so everything has its’ own place.
Use an organized system, like this divided basket, for paperwork that needs immediate attention. Label each section with the action that needs to be taken (file, respond, etc.).
Keep your filed away paperwork organized too. Use a color coding system to keep files in their proper category for easy access.
I have mentioned this tip before, but it’s worth talking about again because it will make your life much easier. Attach binder clips to the end of your desk. Hook in the ends of all your most used cords.
Lastly, there is a HUGE sale going on at The Container Store for office organization supplies. Check out the Work Smart Office Sale!