10 Things You Should Never Keep on Your Desk at Work

Excessive Personal Items:

While it's great to personalize your workspace, too many personal items can create clutter and distraction.

Food Wrappers:

Leftover food containers, dirty dishes, or food wrappers can attract pests and create an unhygienic environment.

Too Many Office Supplies:

Keep essential office supplies within reach, but avoid cluttering your desk with excessive pens, sticky notes, or other items that you don't use regularly.

Outdated Documents:

Regularly go through your paperwork and discard outdated or unnecessary documents.

Uncharged Electronics:

Uncharged electronic devices like laptops, tablets, or phones can contribute to cable clutter and limit available workspace.

Excessive Cables:

Minimize cable clutter by using cable organizers or clips. Too many cables can create a messy and unprofessional appearance.

Strongly Scented Items:

Avoid using strongly scented items like candles or air fresheners. Scents can be subjective, and strong smells may bother your colleagues.

Large or Noisy Toys:

While a small stress-relief toy can be beneficial, large or noisy toys may distract your coworkers and disrupt the work environment.

Open Food Containers:

Open containers of food can lead to unpleasant odors and attract pests.

Too Many Paperweights:

While a paperweight can be functional and decorative, having too many can clutter your desk.