Posts Tagged ‘Office organizing’

“Coffee” Before and After

July 8, 2009
Ahhhh….a great cup of coffee.  Lovely to look at and lovely to sip! Especially when my lovely husband prepares one for me.
Before

Before

Oh.  NO!  My elbow hit the cup and I almost ruined my laptop and Blackberry.  Great.  Looks like I’m going to have to create a bit more “breathing space” on my desk.  My current solution:  clear off any papers and put the cup as far away as possible from the laptop.

After

After

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Paper toss – No brainers

June 1, 2009

Sifting through piles of papers can be very time consuming. Starting with the “no brainer” papers are the easiest. Okay, you have to have brains. Here’s a place to get started.

And remember …………..Recycle!

  • Junk Mail
  • Old Investment forms (maybe new ones too 🙂 )
  • Cancelled cheques
  • Old Catalogs
  • Old Magazines
  • Old Schedules
  • Business Cards – once entered into you contact list – or get rid of them if you don’t remember the person.
  • Recipe Clippings – you can always find them on the internet.
  • Expired Coupons
  • Manuals and instruction booklets – you can find any information on the internet. Check to see if you still have the product.
  • Expired Insurance Docs – IF not needed for your taxes.
  • Old maps
  • Extra photos -or the bad ones too. You don’t have to keep them.

“I” think I’m organized!

April 17, 2009

You often hear the story of a doctor,lawyer,business executive who has had their desk “cleaned up” by a well-meaning secretary or assistant. Then you hear from the office of the “newly organized person” … “ I can’t find a damn thing!”
The lesson to be learned is that unless someone believes that their clutter is a problem and asks for help, you don’t offer it.
If they ask you for help, do it together. Everyone’s work space flow is different. You need to ask the right questions?
What’s working?
What’s not working?

Instead of stepping into a situation like this, consider hiring a Professional Organizer.

http://www.breathingspaceconsulting.ca