Top 10 Ways To Organise And Streamline Your Workspace

Top 10 Ways To Organise And Streamline Your Workspace

Whether you work from home, work in an office, or just a cubicle down the hall, you spend most of the day at your workspace. Here are some of the best ways to keep it from becoming a productivity nightmare.

Photo by Mike.

We’ve shared our favourite home office hacks, as well as some really neat DIY office projects, but the most important thing you can do to your office is optimise it for productivity. Whether your workspace needs a complete overhaul or you just need to make the most with what you have, these are some of the best workplace upgrades to help you organize and streamline your workspace.

10. Pick the Right Desk for Your Space and Workflow

find out which one fits best with your individual space and workflowPhoto by Richard Valdez, from the Red Walls and Dramatic Lighting: An Inexpensive Office Makeover.

9. Re-Evaluate Your Office Gear and Get Rid of What You Don’t Need

an honest evaluation of everything in your office

8. Use a Camera to Help See The Worst Clutter Spots

Snapping a few pictures of your workspacePhoto by jekert gwapo.

7. Reboot Your Workspace Each Evening

spend five or ten minutesPhoto by Masterjay88.

6. Organize Desk Drawers in a Hierarchy of Importance

prioritize them by importance and ease of accessreallyPhoto by Orcmid.

5. Make Your Own PVC Storage System

onOriginal postPhoto by Boon.

4. Organise Your Shelves with DIY Labelled Dividers

a few cheap or homemade dividers

3. Beat Your Filing Cabinet Into Shape

Create a filing system workflowPhoto by juan23for.

2. A Place for Everything, and Everything in its Place

creating a digitizing system

1. Don’t Go Overboard

Learn to recognise what’s “good enough”Perfection can be a huge detriment to productivityPhoto by BLW Photography.

What are some of your favourite tips for streamlining, organizing, and saving time in the workplace? Let us know in the comments.


  • Hi, I’d like to use this idea in a presentation I am making about Data Workflows; specifically how to organize cluttered and unorganized workflows. I need an icebreaker to begin my presentation and this seems like it could be the perfect choice. May I have permission to use some of your images and ideas in my presentation?

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