In this new phase of learning, it is important to put out your best work possible. In school, we are used to intense concentration during classes, doing our work without any distractions. However, at home, you may have many distractions. For example, you might have a Rubik’s cube next to your desk like I do, just to play around with it or to remind yourself to never grow up. However, this isn’t the best place to put such a thing, as it might distract you. That being said, it is still important that you keep your work area aesthetically pleasing, as this will help you be inspired and creative. Here are some ways to keep your desk in shape:
Clear your desk off. This should be part of your spring cleaning routine. It is also helpful to have storage areas for things that you need. Check out this article to learn more about spring cleaning: https://thetalononline.org/8394/showcase/spring-cleaning/
Wipe everything down. For dust and dirt, once a week will be fine. However, with the virus being a part of our lives now, we recommend to wipe down your desk for germs and bacteria. This will keep your desk looking sharp and feeling clean.
Prioritize your must-have items first, like your laptop, lamp, pencil holder, and a monitor if you have one, and then add things that will help your work or aesthetic. These add-ons may be little mini-figures that add a pop of color or just to personalize your desk.
Hide your cables. This is self-explanatory. No one wants to work at a desk that looks like the inside of a dusty supercomputer. They might also distract you during your schoolwork. So, try to keep your desk space clean and minimalistic.
Your desk area is the place that you’ll spend several hours of your day working in, and having it clean will help you put out the best work possible. Now, I am not saying that it is all you need to be productive, and I am not saying that you need to have a clean workspace, but it definitely helps.