Organization in Your Home Office Sparks Joy

The secret to having a stellar workday has been revealed – and it involves a “neat” way to boost your mood. A new survey conducted by Mind Reader, a leading brand in home and office organization, has unveiled the key to a successful workday: maintaining an organized workspace. In anticipation of Get Organized Day on April 26, the survey highlights the significant impact of an organized workspace on employee satisfaction and productivity. Polling 2,000 U.S. office workers, the study reveals that 86 percent acknowledge the influence of their workspace on their happiness, whether at home or in the office. Additionally, nearly 80 percent take pride in their workspace set-up, often spending up to two years to achieve the ideal setup. Implementing a few simple and creative changes to the workspace can contribute to a better workday, as 84 percent report feeling more productive when their workspace is organized. Moreover, they believe that with enhanced organization, their productivity could increase by as much as 38 percent.

“Mind Reader is committed to crafting the ideal workspace for our consumers – a space that’s not only comfortable and organized but also enhances productivity and overall well-being,” said Glenn Goldberg, Head of Marketing at Mind Reader. “Our latest survey findings are exciting and insightful; they underscore the impact of simple, intuitive workspace solutions on our consumers’ ability to flourish and maintain wellness, even during their busiest days.”

From workday happiness to work-from-home vs in-office workspaces to dream celebrity co-workers – Mind Reader uncovered some of the most surprising details about how modern Americans are working today. Check out the full Mind Reader survey results below and what they reveal about workspace organization across the U.S.

Location, Location, Location

  • Nearly half of respondents said they work remotely in some capacity of their job.
  • If they’re working from home, 59 percent said they still prefer to work from a desk, while 18 percent change spots throughout the day, 17 percent work from their dining room and 16 percent typically work in bed.
  • For those who work in person or in an office setting, they believe the best parts include:
    • Engaging with coworkers (37 percent)
    • Feeling more productive (29 percent)
    • Feeling more organized (29 percent)

Hybrid Habits

  • More than a quarter said they work in a hybrid environment, splitting their time between their home and an office. Comparing the two locations, 40 percent said their in-office workspace is more organized, while 29 percent said their home workspace is more organized.
  • However, hybrid workers spend more time customizing their at-home workspace than their office workspace – 35 percent, compared to 27 percent.
  • As for remote workers, 50 percent said the best parts of working from home are not having to commute, 48 percent said dressing how they want and 36 percent said feeling more productive.

Workspace Struggles

  • While people strive for an organized work environment, the study found that only 40 percent are ‘very satisfied’ with their current workspace.
  • For those looking for a more organized space, the common issues for unsatisfied respondents, include 48 percent feeling like they have insufficient space, 34 percent feeling back pain due to inadequate chairs, and 32 percent unhappy with the messiness.

Personal Organization

  • Over half of respondents said they were “professionally organized” but admitted they were personally chaotic. In fact, 61 percent of people felt the most organized in their work and 27 percent felt least organized in their mental health.
  • Compared to other aspects of their life, 77 percent said their workspace is more organized than the rest. Enough so that 47 percent believe their loved ones would be surprised to see just how organized their workspace is.

What’s Trending?

  • 83 percent swear the trends they’ve tried have effectively improved their organizational skills.
  • The top five organization trends of the past five years include:
    • Decluttering their digital life/space – 35 percent
    • Minimalism – 32 percent
    • Using space-saving or multi-functional products – 27 percent
    • Using printed labels – 24 percent
    • Creating secondary spaces within their home – 22 percent

Sitting Next to the Stars

  • When asked about which famous daytime talk show host they would consider sharing their workspace with, top picks for celebrity co-workers include:
    • Drew Barrymore – 21 percent
    • Kelly Clarkson – 19 percent
    • Jennifer Hudson – 15 percent
    • Kelly Ripa – 7 percent
    • Tamron Hall – 6 percent
    • Jenna Bush Hager – 4 percent
    • Hoda Kotb – 3 percent

Mind Reader offers home and office solutions that can have a big impact on consumers’ organization and efficiency. From organizers for a cluttered desk such as a Multi-Purpose Desktop Organizer, a Six-Compartment Mesh Office Drawer, or a 4-Compartment Desktop Organizer to ergonomic items like a Foot Rest or Office Chair Cushion, Mind Reader has every area covered. Plus, for those who want to elevate the kitchen or breakroom by keeping snacks and coffee pods organized, Mind Reader offers a 2-Tier Snack Carousel and 3-Drawer Coffee Pod Organizer. For organization in your workspace, whether in the office or at home, Mind Reader has the products to transform consumers’ workday, every day.


This random double-opt-in survey of 2,000 Americans who work in an office environment was commissioned by Mind Reader between Mar. 26 and Mar. 31, 2024. It was conducted by market research company OnePoll, whose team members are members of the Market Research Society and have corporate membership to the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and the European Society for Opinion and Marketing Research (ESOMAR).

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Taylor Graham, marketing grad with an inner nature to be a perpetual researchist, currently all things IT. Personally and professionally, Taylor is one to know with her tenacity and encouraging spirit. When not working you can find her spending time with friends and family.