Clear Your Desk : Clear Your Mind

Alternate Title: Cigar Boxes as Desk Organizers: Clear Your Desk : Clear Your Mind

Because I spend so much time at my desk, I’ve become an expert in creating a great workspace. Keeping things organized with actually help you organize your thoughts.

Having quick access to important tools is critical. Less time wasted looking for things means more time to concentrate on important work – or more importantly, having fun after work – and ideally, ending the work day early!

Over the years, you’ll add items to this list,  and it’s best to stock quality items – and keep them in one place, within arms reach. This is where empty cigar boxes come in – they are wonderful for organizing your desk items in an elegant and very functional way. Keeping the box on your desktop makes it easy to quickly clear clutter when you want to focus on an important project, or just do a quick clean up of your work area. Keeping your desktop (actual  desktop, not computer desktop) clear, helps to clear your mind.

I’ve taken a sample photo of some of these items – of course, it gets much messier than the picture, but I’ve done this for illustration purposes.

Things every man should have on his desk

Keep Frequently Used Tools Within Arms Reach and your productivity with Soar.

In order to truly have what can be considered a really great desk, you must have easy access to essential tools within arms reach.

In the box, from top left to right, we’ve got:

  • A good gas lighter
  • Strong mints for fresh breath in an instant
  • Two good pens – one sharpie for heavier tasks like marking boxes
  • Aspirin or Tylenol for headaches
  • Glass / Glasses cleaner for screen cleaning & cleaning glasses
  • Gum
  • A Leatherman tool
  • Swiss Army Knife
  • A deck of cards
  • A good Husky blade for opening boxes and tough packaging
  • A tape measure

I guess this is somewhat of a public service announcement almost.

Do you have some additions to what should be in this box? We’d love to hear about it!

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