7 tips for a tidy desk

7 tips for a tidy desk

Read the tips for keeping your desk tidy and then do the exercises to practise and improve your reading skills.


Do the preparation task first. Then read the tips and do the exercises.


Seven tips for a tidy desk

1. Only keep things you really need on and near your desk.

Use a tray for any papers you have to read. Have a jar for pens and pencils and have a bin near your desk.

2. Don’t keep any drinks on your desk.

Go to the kitchen when you want to have a drink or, if you prefer, keep a drink on a small table near your desk.

3. Reduce the amount of paper that you use.

Try to keep as much information as possible in folders on your computer. Before printing a document, ask yourself, ‘do I really need to read this on paper?’

4. Scan your notes.

If you have a lot of paper (magazine articles, notes, worksheets, etc.), use a scanner and keep a digital version as a PDF on your computer.

5. Use your smartphone to take photos of things you need to remember.

For example, take photos of notes to yourself, the name and address of a place you need to visit or diagrams you need to study for school.

6. Get a noticeboard.

If you really do need to keep small bits of paper, use a noticeboard on the wall. Check it every day and throw old notes in the bin.

7. Clean your desk at the end of every day.

Choose a time to tidy your desk and do it! If you do it every day, it will only take five minutes and you can start each new day with a clean and tidy space.


Where do you study when you are at home? Is it tidy or messy?

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Submitted by Palmlover on Mon, 08/05/2019 - 13:37

In my room, and not mess

Submitted by sossos010101 on Mon, 07/22/2019 - 14:23

when at home, I study in my room, on my desk. it is not tidy
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Submitted by empty on Mon, 07/22/2019 - 12:46

Where do you study when you are at home? I usually study on my study desk . But at some cases , I walk around my bedroom and read my lessons . Is it tidy or messy? You can't say it's messy , but you can't say it's tidy too ! Honestly ... I'm not a neat person !
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Submitted by Shashi on Wed, 05/29/2019 - 12:54

I have table in my room. I study at garden table.My room is hot but It's very cool in the garden It 's easy to study with nature.
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Submitted by Youjiro on Sun, 02/03/2019 - 11:31

I study at the desk at a room.I have 4 tips to keep tidy desk.first don't eat anything on the desk.second don't put on magazine on the desk.third reduce amount of paper.finally put on jar for pencils on the desk. I mass desk when i was little,but nowadays i keep tidy my desk to do homework.

Submitted by Martinii on Tue, 12/18/2018 - 14:20


Submitted by OUO on Thu, 10/25/2018 - 08:34

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Submitted by OUO on Thu, 10/25/2018 - 08:31

I love this tips and tidy desks

Submitted by kzy on Thu, 10/25/2018 - 08:30

Good tips for get a tidy desk.

Submitted by somi on Thu, 10/25/2018 - 08:30


Submitted by Cityyy on Thu, 10/25/2018 - 08:28

I think this is very practical.

Submitted by weiwei on Thu, 10/25/2018 - 08:26

I think this website it so GOOD

Submitted by kim__1008 on Thu, 10/25/2018 - 08:24

that is a good way to tidy my room,my room was messy before,now it's better.

Submitted by lululucia on Thu, 10/25/2018 - 03:55

I need to keep my desk clean every day.

Submitted by selinake on Mon, 10/15/2018 - 15:14

I love this tips and tidy desks! I definitely gonna try number two because I always have a bottle of water next to me when I study but maybe that will help me to concentrate better. I already tried number one, tree and seven, they really helped me! I think that number one and seven are the most important tips because then I can concentrate more on the things that need to be done.

Submitted by shopnobaz on Tue, 07/24/2018 - 16:44

everyday, i keep my desk clean, always i am checking my keep's on google keep.
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Submitted by hellsing on Sun, 03/04/2018 - 23:16

hi, is very good

Submitted by djoweken on Mon, 02/26/2018 - 15:49

When i am at home, i study on my desk most of the time and on my bed in my bedroom. If you want to learn it's necessary to keep your environment clean. Concerning me, i try to keep all my environment ( living room, bathroom, kitchen ...) clean particularly my bedroom. But often, my bedroom is messy! as many people i think!!!!!

Submitted by huss2018 on Sun, 02/25/2018 - 20:19

i like to study in my room

Submitted by nikop1967 on Fri, 02/02/2018 - 14:35


Submitted by Laura Gambetta on Wed, 03/08/2023 - 13:43

Sometimes I study in my bedroom, where there is a very tidy desk

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