In just a matter of less than three weeks we will be saying goodbye to 2010 and hello to 2011. The year ahead brings piles of new projects, opportunities and…..possibly organization worries. Thanks to Smead, you can join the Club Orgonomics program and find ways to make your work area more productive, receive solutions to those organization challenges, embrace new organization ideas and more! What a relief!!
Before you hop off to join Club Orgonomics, here are a few Smead “Office Clutter Be Gone” organization tips:
- Supplies and equipment: Only keep what you use on a regular basis at your desk – then store the “extras” in a cabinet or closet.
- Books and periodicals: Store journals in a magazine holder grouped by title or topic.
- Reference manuals: Keep loose brochures and sets of papers in expanding files or 3-ring binders with Index Dividers between topics. Try Smead’s durable TUFF™ Expanding File® for frequently accessed items.
- Multimedia: To save space, remove CDs and DVDs from their jewel cases and store them in file folders with self-adhesive CD/DVD pockets.
- Blank stationery items: Neatly stored in either stacking trays or a document sorter.
- To-do’s: Set up a desk file sorter or hanging files with categories for each type of action – “to call,” “to pay,” “to file,” “to read,” etc.
- Have an assigned storage space for everything to make it easier for you to maintain order after the first of the year. Just take a few minutes at the end of each day to put things away (not hard when you know where everything goes!)
If you’re ending 2010 wishing you had accomplished more, now is the time to take a look at what got in your way.
Endless interruptions throughout your work day?
Or did you just have a hard time getting started on those bigger, more important projects?
Decide now what you would like to accomplish in the next year, then plan some uninterrupted time in your calendar to work toward these goals.
Let your boss know that you would like one day (or a half a day) each week to work on capturing a big account, implementing a major marketing strategy, or completing a large research project for the company.
You might need to shut your door, turn off your phone, ignore your email, or even work from home on that day – but your boss will probably be so thrilled at your initiative that she’ll do whatever it takes to help you succeed!
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