Clutter and unfiled papers Projects not in bins Files too full Too much laying around and screaming “DO ME” 2. How do I want my office to look and feel? Look clean and uncluttered Look and feel welcoming Have empty spaces to allow for growth Feel productive 3. What do I need to do to make this vison come true? Sort and label all loose papers Clear out all desk drawers and desk surface Purge files and put into a project bin all I will need for taxes Shred and archive papers De
What is bothering me in this zone? Clutter Too much on the desk top Files too full Too much paper lying around screaming “do me” 2. How do I want my office to look and feel? Uncluttered Clean Welcoming I want to feel productive and happy I want empty space to allow for growth 3. What do I need to do to meet this vision? Clear our all desk drawers and the desk top Purge files and remove what is now archival to another place Clean out bins of completed projects and ready the
Every year I make a plan for touching everything in my home. This helps me remember what I have and helps me to purge items I no longer need or love. I always start the year in my office. After a year, my office begins to feel overfull and not well organized. Files are stuffed and new things have come into the office by way of gifts or books. My vision for my office is to have an area where I work that is attractive and welcoming. I want to feel in control and happy when in
January is set aside for my office zone. My plan is to revisit my vision for my office and see if I am still on track. I touch everything in my office and make decisions about what stays in the office, what stays but is stored outside of my office zone, and what I going to be tossed, donated, recycled, or shredded. This past year I have moved, so my office is in a new location and has different dimensions. The vision for the area has also changed. The room is larger now, so I
I also belong to several organizations where I am actively working on projects. A couple of years ago, after continual frustration with the stacks of paper that were sitting around on and beside my desk due to these multiple active projects, I came across the idea of project bins. I currently have two project bins. One bin is for projects concerning my business, Time Space Organization. The other bin is for any committee work. When I was writing my book, From Vision to Victor
Over the past year, my office has gotten overcrowded and cluttered. I have materials I have brought in from conferences and workshops, new organizing books, files for new clients and contacts, business receipts, and more. Now is the logical time to organize and clear out areas to make room for new growth and to give me room to breathe and flourish. First, I check in with my vision of my office. Over this past year, I have lightened up the feeling. My walls are now a pale yell
Read File Do Pay Pending/waiting for Communicate I also have my calendar, project bins, a trash can, and a shred box in the office.
So here is what I recommend. Set the timer for 15 minutes and put every thing on your desk in the correct spot.
Now what might be on a desk and where might it go? Always think what will be the first action with that item. note scribbled on post-it note from last phone call – File
client info about rescheduling a session- calendar then File
Zone 1: This is the zone that is right at your finger tips. You should be able to reach items in this zone without leaving your desk. In this zone you place the items you use everyday. Depending on what you do, a partial list could include: computer printer phone timer pens/pencils business cards stapler action files current client files Zone 2: This zone is close and accessibly. In this zone you place items you use weekly or at least often. A partial list might include: ref