5 Ways to Organize Your Work Space

When your space is neat and organized, your work can be more productive. It sounds obvious but when you’re busy, you know how hard it can be to keep everything clean and tidy. When you have a mess in your work space, it’s hard to work to your full potential. So let’s take a look at some ways to get that sorted.

Here are five ways to organize your work space:

  1. Take inventory – Before you can begin organizing, you need to take an inventory of everything you have. Sort it by what is most important for you to have in your work area. This will help you get an idea of what needs to stay and what can go.
  2. Throw things out – You will need to get rid of junk, old files and paper, and anything else you don’t need. You always need to continue to throw things out as trash accumulates.
  3. Classify your organization – There are different types of organization. Classify the things in your work-space to help you organize them better. For example, you might have paper files, electronic files, and office supplies. These are just some things that you might have in your work area.
  4. Get rid of clutter – The next step is to get rid of the clutter. There’s a lot of clutter that can accumulate so it can also be helpful to identify the source of your clutter and try to reduce the amount that piles up in the first place.
  5. Create zones – Next, you should create working zones in your space. You might have your main work-space, a creative area, a filing or reference area, or other zones, based on what your work is.

With these tips in mind, you can keep an organized work space. This will help you to be more productive, save time, and work more efficiently. Whether you work from home or in the office outside of the home, use these tips and get organized today.

Do you have any tips to add?

5 Ways to Organize Your Work Space


  1. Thanks for sharing all these great tips i find when my space is not neat and organized i spend too much time looking for items !

  2. robin masshole mommy says

    My workspace is the corner of my couch. I wish I had a better one to organize

  3. Great list! I’m looking at my desk right now and thinking, “yep. I needed this right now!” I’m off to go clean my work space in 5 steps!

  4. I love this post so much. I recently organized my desk area. I must say, you should never go longer than a month between a good once over. It took forever and it was AWFUL.

  5. reesann723 says

    Unless I have a clean workspace, I cannot work!!!

  6. I need to do this. My office is mostly clean but, I have props and stuff everywhere.

  7. This is exactly what I do with my workspace. My desk is very clutter free and everything has its place inside my desk.

  8. My work space is always a mess. I clean it and by the end if the day…forget it. I need to put things away as soon as I’m done with them.

  9. I really need to get rid of clutter. I think that is my biggest downfall ever at this point.

  10. Great tips! These step sound easy but they really make great changes! Thank you for sharing!

  11. My workspace was so nice just a few weeks ago! I need to do all of this as soon as possible!

  12. I organize a lot. I hate to have a mess, especially around my workplace. I always seem to have papers all around my workspace though.

  13. Lisa Bristol says

    I need to use these tips and organize my home office. I will have to make it this weekends project.

  14. Claudia Krusch says

    It drives me nuts when my office is unorganized.These are great tips for keeping it nice and neat.

  15. These are great tips. I go nuts when everything is out of place in my workspace. Cluttered workspace, cluttered mind for me.

  16. Staying organized at my desk is key to helping me stay focused on the task at hand! If I have a messy workspace, I cannot keep my to-do list straight!

  17. My work space definitely needs some help! Thanks for the great tips! I will try them!

  18. what an awesome list. my work area does need some major help. woo.

  19. Organization is exactly what I need. Our desk is way to cluttered.

  20. These are all great tips on organizing the work space. I store mostly everything electronically and have a separate place for anything that is on paper.

  21. I definitely need to declutter my work space. It’s better than what it used to be but it can still use some work.

  22. I am so glad I read this post today! I desperately need to declutter my work space and am THRILLED to have these tips to help me navigate the mess!

  23. brokenteepee says

    Thanks for the tips. I am a sadly, a very disorganized looking person but I can put my hand on any piece of paper needed. Used to drive my coworkers crazy. hahahaha

  24. cgrandy823 says

    I have a desk full of half-done organization projects – a partly done financial binder, a partial list of addresses and phone numbers, bits of paper that need to be categorized, etc. I definitely need to organize my work space.

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