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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Setting Up Your Desk

Last week I mentioned I'd started reading what's best next by Matt Perman. I looked up his blog posts and found tips on setting up your desk for maximum effectiveness.

Here's a picture of my desk before. Printer, pens, highlighters, coffee, stapler, calendar, index cards, and you can see some of the other junk.

Matt Perman says clutter will take away our creativity. He suggests our desks should be like a cockpit.

I wasn't born an organized person. I often tried, but it doesn't come naturally to me. I have to WORK at getting and staying organized.

He suggests we know what we need as far as equipment, supplies, and decorations. I've combined decorations with supplies. I have a small crystal bowl for jump drives. I have cute containers for pens and highlighters and a pretty lamp on the corner of the table. The table I use for my desk was an old table my Uncle Proc made. My dad dug it out and refinished it. So it has sweet memories for me when I sit down.

As I continue working through what's best next, I'll let you know if I learn to decrease the clutter and work more efficiently.


  1. I LOVE THIS!!!! I love how cute you made your desk look. Not just functional, but pretty, as well. That makes me want to sit down and work. ;)


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