Get your office organized in record time.
You may need additional boxes depending on your work, for example, books and reference or samples and swatches. I don’t know how I end up with shoes in my office, but I’ve seen enough offices to know that I’m not the only one.Donate gently used laptop cases or portfolios to Dress for Success. Keep only enough office supplies on hand that you can use within a year’s time. Donate the rest. Try decorative file folders for work-in-progress. It visually separates “to do” from “to file.” If it’s been in your “to do” pile for over a year, get rid of it, it must not be that important. For now label folders with sticky notes, you can go back later and print out labels all at one time.
When you're feeling overwhelmed and having difficulty getting started, it helps to make a list. Get all that stuff in your mind down on paper. Limit yourself to one line per item, if you have a due date include that next to the item. Don't worry about priority or additional detail at this time, just get it on paper. Once you've finished, group items into categories by priority, then type, for example errands, calls, urgent, etc. Relief will come as you work through the list and cross things off. To read past Quick Tips click here