Published on November 9th, 2017 | by Michelle Roper-Shaw
Tidy Desk, Stress Free Mind
This week is National Organising Week. Contrary to popular belief, millions of us find tidying up therapeutic and need to have things in their “right place” to feel stress-free.
In a survey of 2,000 UK adults by office supplies company Avery to compliment National Organising Week, our decluttering habits have been scrutinised. Here are some of the most interesting findings from the survey:
- 80% find untidy surroundings stressful.
- 72% describe themselves as messy.
- 64% say being organised helps their general health and well-being.
- 62% aspire to be more organised.
- 36% say they cannot cope with mess and untidiness.
Apparently, the biggest barrier we face in combating clutter in our home or workplace is laziness. In addition, being overworked and not having enough time are also hindering factors. Four in ten of those surveyed admit, they just don’t like tidying or organising.
Top Ways to Get Organised
As we approach the end of the year, November is the ideal time to take stock and reorganise. On average, we spend three and half hours a week, or, eight days a year getting organised in our homes and at work.
We tend to lose sight of all the clutter around us that builds up during the year. If you struggle to get organised, here are some quick fixes to help you tidy your up your life and your mind.
Write a To-Do List
If you struggle to get organised, writing a to-do list is a good way to start. Whether you write a daily or weekly list is up to you, but nothing beats that relief of ticking something off your list.
The Q-Connect Things To Do Today Pad will ensure you don’t forget to complete those important tasks. The perforated sheets can be removed once all the tasks are completed and each page includes a daily planner.
Declutter Your Desk
Don’t let piles of paperwork build up. Make sure everything has its space by investing in some practical desk accessories. The CepPro Gloss Multi Coloured Four Drawer A4 Module has colour coordinated drawers so you can organise your important paperwork. Be strict with what you keep. Do you really need to print that email?
Organise Your Storage
As you start to declutter, there will be some items you need to keep, yet not necessarily on your work desk or messing up your lounge, bedroom or kitchen.
Storage and Archive boxes ensure you keep your space clutter free. Available in cardboard or plastic, these lidded boxes keep the contents secure. The Bankers Box range offers maximum strength and durability. Meanwhile the clear plastic StoreStack range allows you to quickly identity the contents when you need them.
Some Other Articles You May Like
For other hints and tips on how to get organised, why not take a look at some of our previous articles here on the Post Office Shop Blog: