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How to Become a Professional Minimalist

October 11, 18 - Posted in: Lifestyle
How to Become a Professional Minimalist

Becoming the Modern and Professional Minimalist.

How to declutter your office life and add in the right accessories to help you stay minimalistic.

Over time papers, pens, knickknacks, accessories and miscellaneous items pile up as time passes. There are items that are difficult to part with due to sentimental value, but there are also tangible pieces that you can part with to help you become a modern minimalist. If you would like to reduce clutter in your life, become that professional minimalist you’ve always wanted to be; this how-to will guide you through organising your desk and computer, and show you the latest minimalistic laptop bags for your professional needs.

Put a Stop to Incoming Printed Paperwork

When reducing clutter, especially in the office, the fastest way to head towards that minimalistic lifestyle is to… Yes, stop all those papers from piling up at your desk! Reduce the number of documents you’re printing and throw any unnecessary printed papers into the recycling bin. In present day a lot of documents, papers and notes are better stored digitally, you’re better able to back them up into cloud storage and share them with anyone who has a mobile device.

Work desk with papers

Computer Desktop Clean Up

Your computer might need a bit of organising to help you get into the overall minimalistic mindset. Go ahead and clean up any old documents that you do not need, throw them into the digital trash/recycle bin or upload them into an external hard drive. Compartmentalise your computer desktop into labeled folders so that you have documents organised as opposed to scattered on the desktop.

Laptop and desk

Organise Those Desk Drawers

Your office desk might be like most traditional desks with a few drawers, and we all know that it’s easy to let items pile up because it’s so easy to just toss random items out of sight. This is a great opportunity to really look at what you don’t need. If it’s in your desk drawer and you haven’t used it in a few months, let it go by donating, recycling or throwing it away. Reduce and organise the office supplies you might have collected over time; there is no need for 1000 paperclips, 200 file folders and 100 pens. If you have items that you can’t part with or you need for your role in the office, get clear plastic containers to store and sort them.

Desk drawer

Remove the Trinkets

Most like to display favorite items: Pictures, figurines, desk lamps, books, whatever you desire. Yes, your office does become your second home, you are there for most of the work week, so why wouldn’t you make it feel like home? The reality is that a minimalistic lifestyle is doing more with less, so to have a clear desk you will have to remove the trinkets.

Desk with a laptop

Accessories for the Modern Minimalist

As you break office tradition and culture by digitising documents, taking notes on your computer and printing less, there is one thing that will change, the increased dependency on your technology. Your computer, mobile phone and tablets are very much part of your daily life. Protecting those devices and being stylish while you carry them is a must. Here you will find the new, modern, minimalistic and fashion-forward laptop bags. Look at the new CityLite Collection!

Targus CityLite Backpacks

Each one of these Targus bags have a unique feature to fit your daily need.

1. 15.6” CityLite Premium Convertible Backpack This is one of our newest designs made to hold all of your technology with a modern look.
2. 12”-15.6” CityLite Security Backpack With the CityLite Security Backpack, you can explore the city knowing that your items are protected from theft.
Laptop backpack
Laptop Backpack
4. 12”-15.6” CityLite Slim Briefcase Less is more with our Slim Briefcase.
Laptop bag
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