Sydney Shredding ( How to declutter your office desk? )

Unnecessary files, useless documents, post-it slips, redundant stationery, and a lot of junk gets piled-up on your desk along with important files/papers, creating a cluttered office desk. Even if you have a recycle bin or paper shredding machine in your office, tight work schedule, office stress, and deadline rush can often make you lose focus on cleaning your desk. For this reason, you should think about hiring a professional paper shredding service provider in Sydney.

A clean office desk can not only improve your motivation level but can also boost productivity by 50%. Most of the time, even if you decide to declutter your desk, you don’t have any clue where to start with. No worries! In this blog, we will guide you on how to do it.

The four simple steps to declutter your desk 

Step 1: Prioritise what you need: 

Check your desk properly and prioritise what you need on a regular basis. Check each document whether it needs to be kept or destroyed. Don’t forget to remove rubbish from your desk daily like food wrappers, finished stationery items, etc.

Step 2: Be organised:

Once, you have segregated the items on your desk, assign a space to each item. Opt for a desk stationery organiser and a document sorter or in-file trays to organise your desk. Put those items in a drawer that are used less than once a day. Have a clean space for your monitor and keyboard or laptop, so that you can work with a free mind. Alongside your laptop or keyboard, keep a clear document space for reading and signing of documents. It will help you focus better on your current work at hand. 

Step 3: Adopt a filing system:

The main culprit for clutter on your desk is paper. Hence, adopt a step-file system or plastic drawer to divide documents as per priority and your need. Scan and store important documents digitally in a cloud service like Google Drive to avoid clutter. Keep the paperwork as few as possible.

Step 4: Schedule time to declutter and securely destroy the documents:

Make a note in your calendar or diary to declutter your desk on a bi-weekly or monthly basis. If you work with a lot of paper stuff, make a clean-up schedule to declutter your desk once a week. Inspect those unwanted documents, for sensitive or confidential information and use a secure document destruction service in Sydney to destroy it. This will help you avoid any information leak or identity theft risk. 


Sydney Shredding services can help you declutter your office desk and securely destroy documents with Sydney onsite destruction services. Our document shredding services are eco-friendly and can be tailored as per your needs. We have high-security clearance and will provide a ‘Certificate of Destruction’ to you after the document shredding service is securely completed. 

For more information on paper shredding services, feel free to reach us at 1300 310 452.

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