Friday, January 19th, 2018

3 Secrets To Getting Organized In The 21st Century

1

professional organizers in san diego2 300x213 3 Secrets To Getting Organized In The 21st Century
Everyone has busy schedules, so we don’t need a long list of “how to get organized tips”…In fact to save you time, we have distilled it down to this Power 3 list.

1. When you have a piece of paper in your hand do one of three things with it. File,throw it away, or put in “to do” list. Reading a document over and over can waste valuable time. Minimize the number of times a document is read by immediately filing, discarding or placing the items in a “to do” file. The amount of paperwork on your desk will be greatly reduced by making this a part of your daily routine. It really is that simple. Even if you are going to require accessing the info on that paperwork.

2. Unsubscribe to magazines, daily newspapers that you never read. Then feel guilty about never reading. Unsubscribe to all those email lists. Nothing overwhelms us more than seeing our inbox populate with a 100 emails daily that we never read. Also, only check your email 3 times daily…morning, noon and night.

To prevent unnecessary clutter — and wasted time — limit the amount of items on your desk. Enter deadlines and notes directly into your phone, calendar or personal planner. This will prevent little scraps of paper from piling up on your desk.

Since a significant amount of time is spent sitting behind a desk or in front of a computer, design your work area so that there’s a place for everything and that the telephone, notepads, pens, pencils and appointment book are at your fingertips. Place additional resources — but only those that are essential — within easy reach. This will minimize movement and allow you to be more productive.

3. Categorize files into two categories: active and inactive. Keep active files accessible (on your desk, in a rolling file cart or in a filing cabinet) and store inactive files in a labeled storage box. This will reduce time spent rummaging through a huge stack of files that may not be current.
Utilize

Don’t forget to utilize the often-wasted space available behind the door or on the wall over your desk. Using products such as wall-mounted grids or over-the-door hanging storage racks to hold desk accessories, magazines, CDs or DVDs will optimize limited workspace.

Bonus tip: Turn off your cell phone when you are involved in a task that needs all your attention. You will be pleasantly surprised by your task accomplishment without this interruption.

See getting organized can be simple and easy.

Professional Organizer San Diego


Comments

One Response to “3 Secrets To Getting Organized In The 21st Century”

Trackbacks

Check out what others are saying about this post...
  1. SocialSave says:

    3 Secrets To Getting Organized In The 21st Century…

    Everyone has busy schedules, so we don’t need a long list of “how to get organized tips”…In fact to save you time, we have distilled it down to this Power 3 list….