Monday, April 18, 2011

6 Super Easy Ways You Can Organize Your Desk Without Going Crazy!

You know that sinking feeling you get when you walk into your office? I'm willing to bet it's not the work you are dreading, it's your desk. Think back to your first day when your desk was empty and welcoming. Well, it wasn't really your desk yet, because you hadn't set up shop yet or spread your mess around, but you get the picture. Remember that sense of happiness and how on top of things you felt? Read this, follow the easy steps, and you can get that feeling back again. Simply by organizing your desk.

The easy organizing steps you are going to do:
  1. Throw out all the trash littering the top of your desk. What were you thinking anyway, keeping trash on your desk? That old coffee cup, that mangled paperclip. Toss it all, and keep your trash can close by. Be sure to use it in the future.
  2. Recycle any paper you can. Ask yourself "What's the worst that can happen if I get rid of this piece of paper?" If you can live with the answer, recycle it. Shred it, crunch it up, whatever makes you happy.
  3. Get a baskets or bin. Decorative if you want. Put all the paperwork you need to look at in one - your "in" box so to speak. Jot down a time in your schedule to go through it. Preferably at the end of the day so you don't have to face it in the morning. Don't go through it now, it will only slow you down.
  4. Pare down your accessories. They only get in the way. Pick one or two that are meaningful to you and display only them. Think about the image you want to project to your associates or customers and only put out items that support your image.
  5. Go through your drawers, tossing anything you haven't used in the last 6 months. Chances are you don't need it.
  6. Take a deep breath and look at your desktop. Put your stapler, tape, calculator, whatever else you don't use constantly into your top drawer. Pull them out when you need them, put them away when you are done.
That's it! Take a look at your desk now. Looking less scary? Looking like the desk of someone who means business? That person is you. And you can keep it this way by following one simple rule. At the end of each day put your desk back in order. Don't leave any non essentials out. Don't leave work out for the next day, put it into a drawer. You deserve to be greeted by a clean and orderly desk, ready for action the next day. Congrats....you are now organized!

be organized!.....evelyn

P.S. If you find yourself craving more tips, get the free sample from my eBook, "30 Days to an Organized Home". One click on the title will take you to my website where you can request the free sample.

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