Have you ever struggled to keep everything orderly and organised in your office? Most of us have.
There is no doubt that you have probably had your fair share of knotted wires, excess "things" lying around and important documents splayed across the floor. This kind of chaos is just part and parcel of working in an office, especially a home office.
When we are in control of our work environment, we don't always have the same degree of organisation or the strict policies we have to adhere to in commercial offices. This can result in a forest of tangled wires, stacks of stationery in disarray and a mass muddle of documents.
Now, a lack of organisation isn't ideal when it comes to productivity at work. Like it or not, for a working day to run smoothly you need to make sure things are neat and tidy. However, when we're engrossed in our work or particularly busy, shopping for office storage and organisation solutions may not seem like a priority.
It is a necessary evil though and you need to pay attention to getting everything in order if you want to make the most of your workspace. Of course, if you really can't face a complete home office overhaul but you still want to tidy your desk, try getting creative with some binder clips - you'll be surprised what you can do with them.
To get you started, here are three clever ways to build an organised home office using binder clips:
Creative Cable Catcher
Attach some binder clips to the edge of your desk and make sure the metal arms are together, hanging over the edge. Thread any loose wires (such as a USB connection or phone charger) through the metal arms to keep the wires tangle-free. As well as an on-desk cable catcher, you can also use binder clips to secure coiled wires when they aren't in use.
Easy Ergonomic Keyboard
In the name of home office health and safety, it is best to make sure that your desk is as ergonomic as possible. This means you can work for longer periods of time without risking strain or injury. As well as the standard methods of adjusting your chair and display screen equipment to keep your posture right, you should also look at ensuring equipment like your mouse and keyboard are as ergonomic as possible. If you don't have a specially designed ergonomic keyboard though, you can use binder clips to prop it up in an ergonomic manner. Simple.
To Do List Display
Whether you work in a commercial or home office environment, your life will be awash with to do lists. So what better way to keep yourself organised than with a To Do List Display. You can use a binder clip and a cue card attached to the top of your monitor, hang it off a ribbon or thread a long piece of string through several binder clips to make a chain of to do lists (just like they do to dry photographs in a darkroom). When you have things organised visually and easily accessible, it is far easier to keep on top of everything.
Of course, if these three ideas aren't quite enough for you, you can also use binder clips as:
However you choose to employ your binder clips, you will find organising your home office and desk incredibly beneficial. There will be no more wrestling with knotted wires or playing 52-piece pick up with scattered documents. All you need is a simple and effective tool like the binder clip.