When you look in your kitchen or in your office do you cringe at the sight of all the paper cluttering your space? The number one cause of disorganization comes from all of the paper that tends to pile up. Day after day more paper arrives at your home or office via postman, printer, children, or co-workers and NOW is the time to nip it in the bud!
Here are a few tips to help you clear the “paper clutter” from your area:
- Start by organizing your space appropriately. Separate all personal items from business items. You may need to purchase several extra organizational products to help keep your items separated. For example – magazine racks, in and out boxes, filing boxes, and container storage. But the end product should be a clean and clear desk top.
- To thwart any future clutter, it’s a good idea to go through the mail immediately upon picking it up. Don’t stop, do not pass go, and do not collect $200! Walk straight to the trash can and throw away all trash and junk mail. Take all important documents and place them in their designated area.
- Set up an info center via corkboard,etc., to help remind you of important events – invitations, work schedule, important phone numbers, etc.
Everyone has an organizational problem at some point in their life, whether it be caused by lack of time, lack of knowledge, or lack of patience. If you have a question or need organizational advice please e-mail me! firstname.lastname@example.org
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