In true ‘days of the year’ style, it transpires that today is the day to get your home office organised.
Whether your home office is in a room all of it’s own, shared with another family member or two, or sits to one end of your kitchen table opposite the ironing pile, the empty breakfast bowls and everyone else’s stuff, you need to make a space for you and YOUR stuff!
Not sure where to start? Here are 5 quick tips to get you going;
- Focus on your goal and the benefits that a good sort and tidy-up will bring you.
- Remove everything from your space that belongs elsewhere or that you deem to be rubbish and move it to its correct ‘home’ or dispose of it correctly – shred/recycle/bin.
- Gather all of your stationery items ready for sorting; pens, notepads, post-its – you get the idea? Then keep no more than 2 of each on your desktop/in a stationery case/to hand. The remaining spares can be passed on to someone else, or stored in a container out of your way – but somewhere that you can access them when you need to replace items.
- Go through the papers out on your desk and group into categories that fit your requirements; personal (because these will have crept in amongst your work stuff believe me!), current work projects, completed projects, financial, marketing, etc. Make a note of anything that needs action as you come across it. You might well end up with a list as long as your arm, but ‘better out than in’, no?
- Store/put away/file what you intend keeping, using a system that is meaningful to you. By client, subject, date, etc, but make it relevant.
And there you have it. Not rocket science by any means. Just simple, straightforward and effective.
I do hope you enjoy ‘celebrating’ this special day!