“One doesn't necessarily think of the office as a place of joy, but people have anxiety when they are not in control,” said Ben Soreff of House to Home Organizing. “By taking back control of your work space, you can work better and more efficiently."
One of the most important organizational tools, he said, is a clear, open surface.
"Think about not just the visual of a empty desk, but a work space that truly allows you to focus on a project," Soreff said. "In terms of projects, many people keep papers or files out on their desks to remind them to do them. Instead, focus on the action and only keep the reminder or to-do out on a Post-It note or phone app.”
After you clear off your space, Ivey says it is time to deep-clean: “Wipe down vertical and horizontal surfaces, keyboards, screens, and bookshelves to improve your health and show your items the respect they deserve for working hard for you every day.”