Posts Tagged ‘Spring Clearing’

Spring has Sprung

April 3, 2009

Springtime is the perfect time to lighten up your home.

Your home is a expression of you. You don’t need to be perfect either does your home. Every home doesn’t need to look like an Ikea showroom.

1. If you’re a morning person organize in the morning – If youre a night owl – do it at night. Monitor when you have most energy and your organizing will benefit.

2. Do you have a memory box? If not, get one. There are many beautiful boxes and baskets on the market. Store greeting cards, pictures, awards and small souvenirs etc. Just make a rule – One in the box- take one out.
Remember – too many kept tangible memories creates mental clutter.

3. Think Veritical – Use back of doors, cupboards or coat closets. Ikea has great hanging organizational products.

4. Choose your furniture to be functional. Example:
An antique trunk can store blankets and extra pillows.A storage bench can offer space for shoes and sporting good items. Along with a place to sit and put on your shoes.

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Spring is around the corner

March 10, 2009

Start this SPRING organizing the Office. Improve your paper flow by building a RAFT system. This simple system will make your office more efficient and productive. Create the following files and file the appropriate papers for each title. The destination decision of each piece of paper should only be 15 seconds.

1. Read – Everyday we receive papers that need to be read – if you don’t have time right away -create a file that you can go through each day or week.

2. Action- Create a file that is easily accessible for the tasks that need to be done in the immediate future.

3. File – Make sure you label each file and review them once a year. Before you file ask yourself – “Do I REALLY need to hang on to this?” (If you are worried about important tax documents, ask your accountant.)

4. Toss – Have your waste,recycling and/or shredder basket close to your sorting section of your office. Open your mail over the shredder for instant recycling.