Take Control of Your Life With These Easy-to-Learn Organizational Tips
Every time you start a new project, create a file folder for it. This is far more efficient than stacking the information somewhere.
Staple Over Clip
When filing, staple relevant materials together. Paper clips tend to catch on other papers within a file.
Turn off the Phone and Email
When you are facing a tight deadline, turn off the phone and email. A ringing telephone and constantly checked email can be distracting and detract from your mental energy and focus.
Store Like With Like
Items used together should be stored together. For example, establish one spot for all your extra toiletries.
Trash or Treasure
Something is only worth keeping if you can answer yes to one or more of the following questions: Does it work? Do I love it? Have I used it in the last year?
Stop the Subscriptions
Be realistic about your reading. If you find that publications pile up without you getting the time to read them, unsubscribe.
The 20/80 Wardrobe Rule
Most people wear 20% of their wardrobe 80% of the time. Those seldom worn clothes take up room. If you have not worn it in a year, you probably never will. Throw it away, donate it, or sell it. Buy one new item you really love.
If you use boxes for storage, label them so you can readily identify what is in them. Clear plastic containers are ideal.
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