Time for a Clean Out
Time has flown. It's been six months since you came back from your relaxing holiday over Xmas andNew Year.Remember when you charged into the office that first day, all primed to make the new year the bestever. You made a New Year's Resolution that you would definitely get organised to start the comingyear with a bang! So what did you do? You cleaned out all the clutter that had accumulatedthroughout 2002 and in some instances, since 1992!And once you had completed this mammoth task, you felt fantastic. The office never looked so good.No more buckling bookcases, overflowing filing cabinets, wall to wall and desk to door piles of paper.In fact, your colleagues couldn't believe what they saw. The CEO walked in and thought he was in thewrong office!Six months later?
Let's have a look at your office now ?
six months later.What does it look like? Is it still in pristine condition or does it look like a teenager's bedroom again?A quick test?Is your desktop hidden under a mountain of paper?Do your fingers bleed each time you access your filing cabinet?Do you risk an avalanche when you open the cupboard doors?The Solution for the ClutterersIf you answered yes to any of those questions, here's what you need to do.
Clean out the Clutter?
Put the voicemail or answering machine on, inform your colleagues you will be working on a highpriority project for the morning/afternoon/day/week or month,
grab a jumbo bin or three, closethe door (if you have one) and get to work
.Yes. It's that simple.
Start with the floor, then the cupboards, bookcases, filing cabinets, deskand anywhere else.Not sure what to toss or keep?
Follow The Office Organiser's Golden Rules of Cleaning out the Clutter?
Ask yourself:Do I really need or want this?Will my life change in any way if I got rid of it?Would someone else benefit from having it?If I am going to keep it, where's the most logical place to find it again?What's in it for you?
Why do you put yourself through this process? Well it's quite simple. You will find things moreeasily,you'll feel better, you'll look like you've got your work under control (even if you haven't), you'llhave heaps more space, you'll be able to focus, you'll save time and your boss will be very happy as