Tips for keeping a clean/organized study space?
Hi lovely! Well, I feel like I should mention that organisation is different for everyone. While I generally try to keep as little of my desk as possible, other people thrive when there’s lots of things stacked on their desks. So my first tip would be, experiment a little, and find out what works for you.
The second tip is kind of three tips rolled into one, and they’re the main principles of tidying that I’ve found really work for me. They are:
- A place for everything, and everything in its place. I have a lot of pens (seriously, like lots), but I keep them all in a drawer, so whenever I need a pen, I know that I have to go to that drawer, and I can find all the pens I would ever need.
- Keep like with like. Similar to the above, I tend to know where I keep all my pens, because they’re all in the same place and not scattered all around. The same thing goes for my Post-Its, my paperclips, my hole punch, etc.
- Don’t put it down, put it away. This is a principle I’ve learned from Emilie Barnes, and it’s so genius in its simplicity. Once I’m done with whatever project I’m working on, I put everything away. All the pens, all the notebooks, all the planner supplies - if it’s done, it gets put away. This prevents stacks from popping up, and it’s generally easy to keep your desk/room cleaner that way.
Once I’ve got it all set up, I’m going to film a desk tour in my new study on my YouTube channel, so be on the look-out for that if you’re looking for more specific organising ideas! I hope this helps! xxx