Frequency of Use Rules

When setting up a workspace, it makes sense to place items based on how frequently you expect to use them.  These are the ‘rules’ I use when working with clients:

  1. If you use it every day keep it on or in the desk
  2. If you use it every week, keep in the desk or within reach
  3. If you use if more that once a month, keep it within reach or the room
  4. If you use it less than once a month, store it elsewhere

These simple guidelines for placing tools, supplies, referent materials – just about anything you need to complete your work make sure you have easy access to what you use most and keep things you use less frequently out of your way.

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