Organize Your Office
Updated: Aug 8, 2018
First, bring a trash can, recycling can, and a donation box. I like to start small so I feel good about what I am doing.
Gather all pens and see if they work. If you don't like them or they are sticky, leak, or don't work, trash them!
Next pick your scariest pile of papers.
Go through them fast. Don't spend more than 5 seconds deciding to keep or recycle that piece of paper. How do you decide whether to keep it? In a month, will you look for that piece of paper. If not, you probably don't need it.
The paper that you are keeping, start making piles with similar things. Maybe one pile are tax receipts and another is your closing documents for your home.
I always recommend getting rid of any manual for any appliance.
They are all on-line now.
Don't spend much time on this.
Most paper that we keep does not need to be kept.
Now once you have your piles, label a tab folder and put that folder in your file cabinet.
Look for anything that does not belong in that room. Maybe you have medicine and band aides or dog treats that go in the laundry room. Whatever the items are, get them in the correct room.
Anytime you can store items in space bags, do it.
You can lay on the bags to flatten and zip them shut or drag out the vacuum to suck out the air in the bag. Either way they can store a lot of items.
Lastly, look around at your progress.
Pat yourself on the back!
Be proud of what you have accomplished and other people in your family will notice and help keep your pride and joy organized!