Now that you’ve picked the desk best suited for your space, you need to fill up your drawers. Home and technology blog Unplgged shows us how to save time by organising them in a hierarchy of importance.
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Unplggd explains that the closer a drawer is to you (and thus the more easily accessible), the more important items you should store in it:
- Think of your drawers as a hierarchy of importance. The closer the drawer is to you, the greater the importance. Additionally, the closer the drawer is to your dominant hand, the greater the importance. The most used items are typically of greatest importance but this isn’t always the case.
- Prioritize the top drawer. We like to keep the tools that are the foundation of our tasks available in the top-most drawers. This includes pens, pencils, stapler, binder clips, and index cards. Additionally, we store our wallet and keys in the top drawer as well. It’s important to be very selective about the items you put here. Clutter can easily accumulate and when everything is important, nothing is (I believe I snagged this line from The Incredibles). This is why junk drawers always seem to be the highest drawers in kitchens and offices.
The more you just start stuffing things into drawers, the quicker they become organised and difficult to root through. By carefully thinking about what you want in each drawer, you’re likely to save a lot of time and energy later on (of course, cheap DIY drawer organisers always help too). Hit the link for more desk organisation tips and share your own with us in the comments.