Someone once told me you can judge a mans head space by looking at his work space. I have no idea why this particular quoteof my mentor stuck with me, but I use it as a type of gauge these days to help me stay on track.
However even the most well organized working mom can just get overwhelmed, and find herself in a mess of an office from time to time. As I write this post I am surrounded by well maintained files, sorted office supplies, and freshly organized to do bins.
I only sit among such calm organization because two days ago I could not stand the mess my end of year Holiday induced chaos any longer. So I finally had to do something about it! It isn’t that the madness doesn’t try me mad, but I am just plain busy and need help staying on track!
Here are some tips for beating the clutter and stay on top of the papers in 2011 so you don’t look like a messy minded manager!
Create files that coincide with the way your software works for easy access
store old files the same manner you store current files but in a different place. When you have to go back 2 years to find a receipt you will thank me!
Use fun funky items to store pens, and other office supplies so that you will want to put things where they belong.
Create usable boards out of recycled goods and fabric that are pretty to look at. Things that are appealing to the eye are easier to keep cleaned up than old boring cork. You will want to organize it! trust me!
use down time to sync info and then keep it in one place. Having three roladex and a daytimer is to 1994! keep your info sorted on a laptop or smart phone so you are always ready to get connected.0