Due to space or financial constraint, it is possible you have decided to buy a small desk to use at home, or you were given a desk that is small to work with in the office. This could be very challenging if you regularly have a lot of work to do. There are however, some steps that you could take to ensure that it is easier for you to work with your small desk. Some of such steps are discussed below.
Always empty your desk at the end of every work day
It could be a wrong start to your day getting to your office and finding out that it is all occupied. Knowing that you might be having new items you have to place on the table first in the morning as well as the fact you need to continue work from the previous day, it will be best to empty your small desk at the end of the work day. By the time you come in for work, you will be glad and relieved to see that the desk, even though small, is completely free and empty. You subsequently have the freedom to determine what you want to bring on and what you do not want to bring on.
Items to be treated immediately as opposed to items you will need during the day
It is normal that there are usually documents you will update or other items you must work with on your desk every day. Do not immediately bring this item to the table when you know you might not have the chance to work on them until much later in the day. Instead, bring only what you want to immediately work on and take them away from the top of the desk once you are through with them.
Utilize space beside and under the table
Neatly arrange important items that you will need during the day or that you need frequently beside and under the table, while making sure they don’t affect your comfort while sitting down as well as your freedom or those of your clients while they are moving around. This can help you stay more organized and reduce how frequently you go long distances to get items you need to work on. You will be able to save some time and effort.