weekly organizing Tips

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Increase Workspace Function in 15 Minutes

Desk before and after

Today I have a quickie, but a goodie! Sometimes the simplest solutions have the largest impact.

Whether you work from home or in an office this tip is for you.

At the end of the day give yourself 10-15 minutes to clear off your desk preparing it for the next day. When your desk is cluttered your mind is cluttered and when that happens you can kiss productivity good bye.

Above is a before and after of my desk at the end of the day. I keep piles there to remind me what I need to do/file/note etc. once that activity is complete I dispose of the paper or file it. Paper is the biggest villain in an office and if you can come up with solutions to tame it daily you will be in control of it in no time. Cleaning up your workspace every day is a great place to start. You will see the difference 15 minutes a day can make.

Try it for a week and see how you feel. Need help setting up a filing system? Check out my tip next week for step by step instructions to set up a simple functional system.

Small changes everyday can help you tame clutter and get your desk back under your control. Notice the difference it makes in your day and your productivity level.

Happy organizing!


Outside of the Plastic Box Organizing

As a semi follow-up to last week I decided to share a tip from a woman I met in Solutions this weekend during my complimentary closet-consultation event!

After discussing the troubles of changing your closet for the season she shared her solution with me. In otherwise “dead space” in her bedroom bedroom she has a wardrobe that she purchased from Ikea. It’s not very wide and has double hanging bars inside.

On the floor she places all of her shoes and even bags with things like sunscreen, sunglasses and beach bags. Then hanging all of her clothing she has easy access to her entire wardrobe without it taking over the closet. When she travels she has all of her clothing at her finger-tips and can easily unpack when she gets home.

If you are lucky enough to have storage in your basement or a spare bedroom, also consider these areas for your out of season armoire. If you don’t have the space for an armoire then consider packing your clothing in suitcases. If you plan to take a trip over the winter to a warm weather location, pack up now. When you get home wash and store back in the suitcase until spring.

Thank you again for such a great idea and sharing your organizing success stories. Do you have your own organizing success story? Share it, I’d love to hear!

Happy Organizing!