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Is Your Desktop Distracting?

Posted on: January 13, 2008

You know it’s there!  You’ve seen it before! But, it’s disappeared!  Where did it go?  AH! There it is….underneath those piles of papers, files and folders…. It’s your desk!!!  Once again you go through the motions of clearing your off your desktop!  Papers everywhere!  Expired coupons, old business cards, projects not completed, letters you haven’t responded to, bills not yet paid, your grocery list from last month!  Paper clips, gum wrappers, coffee cups, pens, pencils, post it notes all cluttering up your desk!Did you know that that monstrous assortment of clutter on your desk is actually costing you time and money? Your productivity level is lost because you spend so much time trying to find things that you’re losing precious hours you need to complete projects in a timely manner!

What to do?

Here are a few quick steps to take:

1.       FILE IMMEDIATELY
Assuming you have a filing system in place, file paperwork as you get it. Don’t procrastinate…file it NOW!

2.       UTILIZE SHELVES AND TOPS OF FILE CABINETS
Many tall cabinets and credenzas have flat tops for you to safely store binders, catalogs, phone books and other, not as often used resource books such as magazines and periodicals (old magazines can be donated to the local urgent care / emergency room).

3.       IN BOX / HOLD BOX / DONE BOX
Have and inbox for new projects, notes, etc. A hold box for things which need to be done, but not right this moment. The done box is where you place the items waiting for distribution, mailing or filing.

4.       KNICK-KNACKS
Minimize the urge to place personal items on your desk. Photographs and knick-knacks take up lots of room on your desk…not to mention that they collect dust! Do you really want to clean anymore than you have to?

5.       ACCESSORIZE
There are so many office organizing gadgets on the market these days. Figure out what you particular issue is and I know you’ll find something to help you gain control of your clutter. Of course, if you’re like me, you can get carried away with the wide array of office organizational tools….and that gets in the way too!

Hope these simple reminders help you start the New Year with a new view of your desktop!

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