From Small Business Online MagazineHow to Easily Declutter Your Office
If you are like most workers, your office is a mess. This is not a bad
problem; it means you have been working hard. The problem lies after
the day ends. Most workers are too tired are ready to leave the office
when the day ends instead of taking time to organize. These tips will
help you get started and end your day happier because you will leave
your office clean.
Tip #1 Clear the Shelves
Clearing your shelves is like cleaning a closet. Clearing off the shelf is the first step.
Getting rid of old books you no longer need and old files are a start, and then move
Really think about, “do I need this?” If you do not need it, pitch it!
Tip #2 Filing System
Check your filing cabinet. Use a nice filing system to get organized. Start
alphabetically with large categories, then move on to smaller categories. On top of
your desk, or a book shelf where the printer may be, have a “mailbox” where you
can put incoming faxes, outgoing, and to be filed boxes. Check these every morning
and organize them as they come in.
Tip #3 Make It Flow
Working is like playing an instrument; those who are really good at the job make it
look like nice flowing music. Those who are tied up in a mess look disorganized and
flustered. Make your desk with for you by making your work go from left to right or
right to left, whatever is most suitable for you.
Remember, these are tips to get you started. Try them out and see how they work
for you. Utilizing your workspace will not only help your work flow, but will make
you feel less stressed at the end of each day.