WHERE DO YOU USUALLY WORK?
Whether your primary workplace is in a corporate setting or your home office, becoming and staying organized is crucial for your own piece of mind.
In both situations, you deal with literally tons of paperwork, interruptions, phone calls, correspondence to answer, projects, and the list goes on. Have you ever found that you move from the desk to another location when concentration is necessary? This may indicate that you don’t have a happy place to work!
STEP #1 — The… Continue reading
What happens when you can’t find your glasses, keys or those important phone numbers?
You may experience immediate panic, anxiety and noticeable stress, frantically digging through stacks of paperwork and belongings, opening every drawer in sight. You may be talking to yourself as if you would hear an answer! “They were here … I saw them yesterday. Now, I’ll be late …”.
More than ever before, products (tools) are available to help you become “more organized,” but once purchased, who will teach you the “right”… Continue reading
CALM THE CHAOS
Things happen behind closed doors — in closets, cupboards and drawers. What do you do about all the excess clothing, shoes and other “stuff” that consumes valuable storage space?
Need an incentative? National Get Organized Week, publicized by the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), was celebrated annually the first week of October. Now, January is officially designated as National Get Organized (G.O.) Month.
CATEGORIZE ALL ITEMS
Try on your clothing and shoes once again and make decisions. Separate into categories: (a)… Continue reading
What characteristics do the exceptional leaders share with well-organized people? They all have a vision of accomplishment, of efficiency in pursuit of that vision, and effective handling of priorities.
We tend to equate good leadership with good organization. Yet, there are some successful professionals, regarded as leaders in their fields, who do not invite visitors into their homes. (You’d never guess it, because at the office they appear “very organized.”) However, they don’t even allow plumbers or housekeepers in … because of the clutter. Stacks… Continue reading
CLEAR THE DECKS
If your work area is piled high at the end of each day, give yourself the “gift of organization.” Spend 15 to 30 minutes clearing desktops, tables and the floor. Quickly, do today’s filing and declutter.
Now … you can begin the next day with order and confidence, knowing beforehand what needs your immediate attention. Preparation for appointments and calls avoids a fiasco and stress.
BLOCK OFF TIME
To reserve periods of time for appointments, errands, projects, family activities, exercise, and quiet… Continue reading