How tidy is your desk? Accessories to help you organise

If you are one of the super organised people out there then you may have a nice tidy desk with everything to hand and a home for all your bits and pieces. If your one of the majority then your desk is probably far from tidy. If you have piles of paper, pens and pencils and the usual office paraphernalia scattered across your desk then maybe you should look at some of the latest ranges in desk accessories.

If its time to tidy your desk first take a look what you have on the desk and in the drawers and decide if you actually need it. The general rule is that the more places you give people to store things the more rubbish they will accumulate so be ruthless and clear out all the unnecessary junk. Chances are there will be things in the bottom of your pedestal that haven’t been looked at in months and if that’s the case then either file them properly or throw them out. How many pens and pencils do you actually need? Get rid of the rubbish.

Now you have cleared out all the junk you will be left with just the things you need on your desk and now we need to find a way to organise them. Most accessory ranges come as sets and will include filing trays, pencil pots and file holders but choosing what you need depends on how you work. If you need access to reference literature the a file holder can be a simple way to organise your brochures so that they are readily to hand when you need them. Filing trays are great for organising work with one tray for new projects and one for current or pending. Be careful not to use too many as filing trays can often be used as a substitute for proper filing and encourage you to accumulate a new pile of rubbish. So keep filing trays to the minimum and go through them regularly to make sure they only contain relevant work.

One neat solution is an all in one accessory system that contains removable filing trays and handy containers in one unit.

A recent innovation is the toolbar which either clamps to the back of your desk or is incorporated into a desk mounted screen. Toolbars are one of the best ways to organise your desk as it removes all the filing trays and file holders off the desk top and instantly gives you back your desk space. They work equally well if you have two desks facing each other because they are generally double sided and therefore you only need one between two people. Monitor arms can be fitted to the toolbar and this is a great way to get the computer screen off the desk which not only frees up desk space but also has the advantage of providing flexibility in the positioning of the monitor.

Accessory ranges can be a bit basic and the cheap ones definitely look a bit tacky. For a stylish and contemporary look why not consider our Axiane range which is offered in aluminium or graphite grey metal. Axiane can be used in a contemporary general office or in an executive area and looks great on a glass desk. For the executives there are VIP and Prestige ranges in leather and chrome and these will also include desk mats, letter openers and even staplers.

It’s not difficult to have a tidy desk; it just takes a bit of thought and a habit of throwing the junk away rather than just stacking it in the corner of your desk. Buy yourself a stylish new accessory range and get organised.