Study Table Organisation: 9 Steps and Helpful Tips
A cluttered space can contribute to a cluttered mind. To avoid the hassle of an unsightly space, you need to set up a clean and conducive study corner.
Whether designing a dedicated work from home area, a study nook, or a corner in your room or kitchen, here are some effective ideas to create a study table layout that supports better productivity.
Study Table Layout
Create a study or computer table layout and arrange items sensibly based on the flow of your tasks. Designate a safe spot for your laptop or computer and give ample and accessible space for your paper files or notes. If your regular tasks involve typing and writing, you will need a spacious table to accommodate both comfortably or an additional tabletop surface to separate the tasks.
We recommend an L-shaped computer table to maximise your work area without spending money on two separate study tables or taking up too much space.
Get Rid of the Clutter
Clutter takes away essential space that is meant for your work or study essentials. While it’s easy for notes, mugs, snacks, and other random things to take over your space, it’s important to make a system to only retain essential stuff during a full work or study period.
Keep only the needed items on your table. This means that other stuff like magazines, knick-knacks, and things that are unrelated to study or work can stay on your bookshelf or drawers. Of course, you can include some decorative items on your study desk to enhance its ambiance, but be sure to keep it at a minimum.
Place a trash bin beside your study table so you can easily get rid of scrap papers that can otherwise clutter your study table.
Make Your Essentials Accessible
Whether it’s a stack of paper files, school or stationery supplies, your study table essentials should be within your reach. Gather some storage containers to organise your items and keep your table conducive and purposeful.
Keep important papers in folders, pens, pencils, and highlighters in a secured container. You can use baskets and trays for other items to prevent clutter from taking over your tabletop space. If possible, place them near your dominant hand to save some time reaching for your items.
Keep Urgent Items On Your Table
Keeping urgent papers on the tabletop is inevitable, but retain only the most urgent items on the table as much as possible to prevent clutter and losing important items. This can also help you keep better track of what you've already finished and what’s still in queue.
Colour Code Your Files
Take your organisation to the next level by filing your items in coloured folders. Your choice of folder depends on what works best for you. Doing this will help you recognise your items quickly. This can also help you determine where to store your files.
Maximise the Space Under Your Desk
Make the most of your available space by placing a mini storage unit under your study or computer table. A pedestal with castors is a compact and easy-to-manoeuvre storage piece that can keep all your essentials in place. Group like supplies together within drawers so you can maximise the use of your space.
Or the Space Above Your Desk
We love stylish study or office tables with built-in hutches for compact homes. This decorative table has a combination of open shelves and sometimes pull-out drawers for extra storage. This will help you maximise your footprint while also increasing the room’s elegance.
The ideal office table must support your proper seating. When sitting down, the tabletop should rest between your waist and rib cage. If you use a computer, the computer table height must allow the monitor to be positioned at eye level and should maintain a safe distance of at least one and a half feet from you to prevent eye strain. The right ergonomic office chair must give you the right lumbar support while keeping the right size in line with your study table.
Personalise Your Study Table
Making your study table organised and clutter-free doesn’t mean that you’ll create a boring study space. Modern study tables were once basic and bulky pieces, but they now come in more varieties that fit different interior styles. Add some decorative elements that can make your study table design more inspiring. Ensure proper lighting and ventilation to keep you comfortable all throughout.
From removing the clutter to deciding on the right study table layout and using abundant storage solutions, properly organising your study or computer table will surely add some flair to your home office or study corner.
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