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How To Organize a Desk

Watch more Closets, Storage, & Organizers videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to organize your desk with these organizational tips from Howcast. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Remove everything Take everything—except big items like computer equipment—off and out of your desk. Step 2: Clean it Wipe the desk down with a wet cloth. Step 3: Toss it Toss everything that is useless or outdated. Pitch pens that don't work. You only need to keep credit card receipts until your statements arrive—and keep only the statements you'll need for your taxes. Same for bills, invoices, and pay stubs. Shred or rip up anything that has personal data. Tip Reduce your paperwork by half by signing up for online banking and bill paying. Step 4: Take all the business cards you've collected and put a rubber band around them—after noting the information you need in your address book. Step 5: Decide on a system Start a filing system based on whatever works for you, even if it's just dropping papers into an accordion file by the month. Step 6: Group like items Put similar items, like paper clips and rubber bands, in small boxes or containers. Pens, pencils, and the like can go in a mug or pen holder. Step 7: Take 10 minutes Take ten minutes at the end of every day to clean off the top of your desk. Did You Know? The average desk has 400 times more bacteria than your average toilet.
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