How To Create A Super Productive Workspace

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I personally can’t sit down to work in a cluttered space. I need my surroundings to help me focus and make me want to work! If you’re looking for how to create a productive workspace, you’ve come to the right place.

When you have to sort your space out before you sit down to work in it, you can’t be productive. But, what if I showed you how you can have this space ready without doing much work at all? Because, when it comes to increasing your productivity setting up your workplace right can make all the difference.

And of course, we all want to work smarter, so organizing your space is essential for getting things done.

1. Sort Out Your Space

 

They do say that a cluttered space makes for a cluttered mind; if that’s the case, then there’s no way you can be your most productive self. Clear out your space, get rid of things that are distracting, and leave yourself the bare essentials. By carrying out a quick 10-minute tidy-up every day, you’ll be able to maintain a neat and tidy workspace. Do this either before you get started in the morning, or at the end of the day. That way your desk will be all set for another day of focused working and productivity. Create a clean slate for a productive day!

2. Set the mood with a podcast

 

Sometimes, I just don’t wake up feeling enthusiastic about a day at the desk, and bad mood is no good for tackling tasks to the best of your ability. What you need is to set the mood you want to optimise your productivity. I do this in a few simple ways.

A great way to get you in the right mood to work is to listen to something motivating. Recently I’ve been loving podcasts, especially the inspirational ones created by ladies like Estee Lalonde or Emma Gannon & Lliana Bird. These awesome women have podcast episodes covering everything from feminism to clean eating. Not only will you be entertained whilst you work, you’ll also feel inspired! If you prefer music, check out Spotify for specially curated playlists designed for when you’ve got work to do.

3. Use a planner to outline your day

Just like your space, your planner needs to be as basic, but as structured as possible. You need a planner that will guide you through the day, one that will not only give you today’s plan but take other important things into factor, like water intake and meal planning. Lucky for you, our Getting Things Done planner does exactly this. P.S GET 25% OFF TODAY ONLY WITH CODE: LONDON25. 

Our planner allows you to organize your day using your preferred layout. On the right, there’s a page available for you to meal plan, manage your expenses/shopping list, and plan your exercise for the day. What’s better than having one planner that covers all the bases?!

4. Be smart with your storage!

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In order to keep the bulk of your paperwork, notebooks and files away, get yourself some cute storage boxes like these. That way, you can label them and keep everything separated into its relevant box. Keep larger items in some gorgeously simple wire baskets like these from H&M Home. They come in a range of sizes and colors, so you can keep all your storage matching and looking up to date. For an all-in-one piece of storage, check out this amazing unit from Urban Outfitters.

If you’ve got a desk with drawers, I bet they’re probably stuffed to the brim, and totally untidy, right? Try using separators to keep your things from getting jumbled up. Then the next time you go to reach for something, it’ll be easier to find!

How do you make your desk a productive workspace?

 

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  • Love these tips guys, and the second image is a beaut office space

    Mel x mediamarmalade.com

  • Genya

    Love these tips. I think you should really put effort in your workspace in order to feel motivated.
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    http://www.lifeofmissg.com

  • Fortune Dushey

    Love your workspace! Its so pretty!

  • Coco

    Great ideas! I like doing this, but when it comes to the actual work, I tend to just find better things to do…!
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  • Paula Cristina Marques

    Loved The ideas and the style !

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  • Ivlia Vespasia

    Nice workplace but we don’t all have that luxury. I work on a old standard wooden desk, drawer and cupboard each side of the kneehole with a small drawer in the middle. That has to take lights, sewing machines, fabric, patterns and all the rest associated with sewing. Plus I paint so it also has to find room for my table top easel and jars of paint brushes. I have no extra space to put things up on the wall and the only space to put the desk is in front of an old gas fire in the living/dining room. I would love to have the luxury of a room to work in all to my self but, like many others I know, we have to fit in around the family in a small family house. I’m glad you have all the space you do, but to assume that everyone can and does is wrong, many of us have to fit in where ever possible. In fact I know I am lucky enough to have my own desk to work at (courtesy of a friend who got rid of it herself and gifted it to me) because I have spent years working on the dining table and sharing it with the rest of the family and having to clear up every time we wanted to eat. I still dream of my own little studio to work and paint in, but reality tells me I’ll be an old age pensioner (emphasis on old here) before that happens.

  • Such great tips! I find having a clean and tidy space and clear goals for the day help me keep productive.

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  • Super great tips, specially for people that work at home in a daily basis :)
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  • Paigon

    I totally need to get some storage boxes because I have my sketchpad, notebooks, and post its piling up on my desk. The only thing is, I don’t think I would like to see those boxes in my area. Are there any other ideas for keeping things neat and yet stylish?

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