The fall art season is just around the corner. Imagine how nice it would feel to get your business in order before the rush begins.
Why not spend August clearing out, cleaning up, and making room for your success?
Susan Wells snapped these Before and After pics of her office space
for the last Get Organized class.
Clutter gets in your way. It steals your attention away from more important matters.
If you're having trouble keeping up with information, meeting deadlines, or are feeling overwhelmed, it's time to de-clutter.
As you're debating what to save and what to scrap, ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you love it? If so, keep it and find a forever place for it.
- Do you need it for your business or personal use? If you can’t do a quick Web search to find it online, keep it and find the perfect place for it. That place is not in a pile on your desk. It's filed in a system where you can easily find it when it's needed.
- Have you kept it around for 5-10 years in hopes that you might one day use it, yet that day has never come? If so, recycle it.
- When is the last time you used it? Has better technology or information surpassed its use?
- Would you miss it if it were gone? Really, would you miss it?
The first step to getting organized is de-cluttering, which means recycling, donating, or trashing. There's no sense moving stuff around only to find out later that you don't want or need it.
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