An Organised Work Area – Why It Is Important

August 14, 2017

I recently updated my workspace area at home. It’s something that I was supposed to do a while ago, but I kept putting it off. Procrastination probably has something to do with it and because I was constantly changing my mind on how I wanted it to look. One thing I truly believe is that however beautifully decorated your work area may be, an organised work area is what will really matter.

So just a quick update about my desk area and please feel free to tell me what you guys think! A while ago I wrote a post about how I wanted to decorate my desk area. That Chic Home Office was a post about inspiration for my future desk area and how I wanted to decorate it. So now that I have finally gotten around to decorating it, here it is! My updated organised work area. Check out the post to see if I stuck to my guns with how I wanted to decorate back then. (I always love to see how my mind has changed when it comes to decorating!)

Anyway, back to our main topic. I love working at a desk, it helps to clear my mind of everything that is going on around me and just focus on what is in front of me. This is why I find an organised work area really helps with keeping a clear mind and increasing productivity. Below, read about why I believe an organised work area is very important!

organised work area pink and marble decor

These are some of the reasons for keeping that desk organised and how you might be able to start. Here goes

1 – Clean desk, clean mind. Simple as! Clear your work area so it isn’t so cluttered. It will really actually help you with de-cluttering your mind just before starting your work. What’s important about this is that it will help you to spend less time organising before your work and more time getting on with what you are supposed to.

One thing that will help with increasing that work time is by spending a little time tidying up after every work session. Put everything back to where it is supposed to be and it will really help with speeding up work time. And best of all, it will help with starting your day with a clear mind.

2 – Organise your work into folders that stay in a particular place. This will help you to get to it quickly when you need it. Rushing around trying to find where you last placed something important will only get you into a muddle. (Not cool when you have a deadline!).

Buy some folders and storage boxes and place your important work in a nice order. This way, remembering where you left it will be easier and getting to it will be quicker! (Just don’t forget to place it back when you’re done).

3 – Make it inspirational! Decorate it so when you walk in, you’ll want to stay. Sounds silly right? But I find, from personal experience, that I work better when the area that I am working in, inspires me to want to work.

Get some motivational wall decor or decorate with colours that inspire you. Inspiration always helps with productivity. Make this little area comfortable and exciting for your use, remember it is for YOU.

organised work area pink and geometric decor

I hope these reasons have helped with answering why an organised work area can help your productivity levels. I would absolutely love to know how you increase productivity in your own office. Don’t feel shy to comment below how you like to get organised or if you haven’t started yet, where would you start?

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  • Maymunah

    August 14, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Thanks for the tips. I totally agree a clean work area means a clean mind.

    1. Sainab Sharif

      August 15, 2017 at 11:30 am

      So true right! It really does help with a clean mind, which also helps productivity!

  • Saharish Arshad

    August 18, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Love the setup Masha Alla,looks great!

    1. Sainab Sharif

      August 27, 2017 at 8:36 pm

      Thank you so much! That really means a lot!

  • Sumaira

    August 18, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Beautiful space, it’s so calming to look at <3 I totally agree with all 3 points, especially #3!

    1. Sainab Sharif

      August 27, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      Aww thank you so much sweety! Yes! Especially point 3!

  • Aicha

    August 28, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Very nice love all the pictures, I have a work area that is very unorganized at the moment

  • Untouched By Fire

    August 28, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Completely agree with what you said about the importance of an organised work area and not just that, I believe we should always keep our space organised. In fact, it irritates me when I see everything jumbed up lol! Great tips and your office looks amazing…thanks for the inspiration!

  • Samira

    August 28, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    I love the way you have set up your work space! I can’t agree with you more about the need for a separate area for ourselves for work. I also think it is one way of self-care. And yes to all the 3 points!

  • Nida Monis

    August 28, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Loved the tips and such a beautiful working space!
    Loving those marble coasters! where are they from?

  • Lubna

    August 29, 2017 at 6:44 am

    That’s a bright and clean work area….Sometimes my work area is messy as I use the same table to take food pictures….wink wink….thank you for the tips….

  • Zainab Dokrat

    August 29, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Love the pictures, they’re so inspiring. I think an organised work area is so important especially to motivate you to work and get everything done. (

  • Shahira

    August 30, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Such a pretty workspace area. Loved it!!! It is so true when you say a clean and organised work area increases productivity.

  • Sara Saleh

    August 31, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Good ideas to help me organise thanks !

    1. stepinside

      October 15, 2017 at 5:19 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • Zainab Amin

    September 2, 2017 at 5:42 am

    I love this and I couldn’t agree more. A clean desk/house or anything else for that helps maintain clean mind. Thanks for bringing that to light.

    1. stepinside

      October 15, 2017 at 5:17 pm

      So true right! It really helps with starting work with a clean mind.

  • Barakah Hassan

    October 14, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    You’re a lady after my own heart!! Love the space- gold , white, marble.. Yes, yes and yes! Love it all.

    1. stepinside

      October 15, 2017 at 5:15 pm

      Aww thank you sweetheart! I am so glad you like it!

  • Halal Food Gastro

    May 23, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Your desk place looks beautiful! I love the posters you have on the wall and the “bismillah* plague hanging gracefully! Love all the colours!

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