If you're a firm believer of "clear desk, clear mind", these tips will set your workspace straight.


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DRAWERS FOR DOCS

If you don't have time to file documents like warranties, credit card bills and insurance documents, chests of short drawers (available from Muji and Ikea) are useful for organising them. Go through the drawers once every six months to recycle or discard what you don't need to keep.

TACKLE JUNK MAIL

"I have a huge laundry bag outside my door. Before I step into my house, I make it a point to separate my mail. Junk mail immediately goes into the bag," says Georgina.

STICK THEM ON

Attach a magnetic knife rack to the inside of a drawer with strong double-sided tape and let it hold loose bobby pins and paper clips.

BAGGING ODDS AND ENDS

Ziplock bags of different sizes are great for storing irregularly shaped tech spare parts like adapters and cables. Or bundle them into empty toilet rolls or kitchen rolls, then line them up vertically in a tall drawer. Label the bags and paper tubes so you remember what each spart part is for.

BUNDLE THE CABLES

If messy cables are taking over the study desk, consider getting a cable organiser to keep them all neatly grouped together. Psst. We spotted a couple of chic and affordable ones over at IKEA (www.ikea.com).

This article was originally published in the digital version of Simply Her November 2014.