OFFICE ORGANIZING

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    • sort and file paperwork and mail

    • tidy cords

    • update and synch technology

    • update and synch paper and online calendars

    • organize office supplies and recycle used printer ink cartridges

    • suggest office organizing products

    • organize memorabilia

    • organize photographs and create photo albums

    • create paperwork organization systems

    • unsubscribe from emails and junk mail

HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR HOME OFFICE

organizer tips on achieving an organized home office

UPGRADE YOUR DESKTOP ACCESSORIES

Utilize eye-catching, functional desktop accessories to contain your pencils, pens, paperclips, rubber bands, and other office supplies.

 

IMPLEMENT PAPERWORK SYSTEMS

On your desktop, create landing places for incoming papers, paperwork that you’re continually referencing, paperwork that needs to be filed, unpaid bills, and any other paperwork categories needed.

 

CREATE A PLACE FOR FILES

Allocate a drawer (or free-standing file holder) for inactive, but important paperwork, like medical transcripts, tax returns, and warranties.

 

YEARLY, PURGE YOUR FILES

Make a habit of purging your files yearly.

 

CONSOLIDATE ADDRESSES TOGETHER

Combine multiple address books together, so you have one, central reference point.

 

DESIGNATE A PLACE FOR MEMORIES

If you have sentimental items, like cards and memorabilia, laying around, designate a box to store these items.

 

GET RID OF DATED STUFF

Outdated installation CDs, old yellow pages, old contact lists, expired coupons, miscellaneous/unidentified cords and chargers, old computers and other outdated technology should all be tossed.

80% of the papers we file we never refer to again.

HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR HOME OFFICE

do you have extra wall space, drawer space, tabletop space, or floor space?

EXTRA WALL SPACE?

Hang a wall calendar, install a wall, paperwork organizer to sort and store paperwork, or paint your walls with magnetic paint to display reminders or current papers.

 

EXTRA DRAWER SPACE?

Install hardware to hang files, organize unused technology, or extra charging cords, in individually labeled bags, or if the entire drawer depth isn’t needed, install a second layer of drawer storage.

 

EXTRA DESK SPACE?

Organize office supplies in organizers and containers, organize active paperwork and mail in attractive, paper sorters, or display a desktop calendar for reference.

 

EXTRA FLOOR SPACE?

Purchase a freestanding file organizer and place a small cushion on top, so it can also function as another seat.

23% of adults pay bills late and incur late fees because they can’t find their bills.

ASK OUR ORGANIZERS

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HOW CAN I CONCEAL THE MESS OF CORDS BEHIND OUR TV?

Using zip ties or Velcro, bind all of your cords together into one bundle, and once bound together, wrap the entire bundle in a cord cover. To further conceal your bundle of cords, match your cord cover to your paint color.

 

I’M ALWAYS FORGETTING APPOINTMENTS— ANY TIPS FOR ORGANIZING MY CALENDAR?

When setting up your calendar, create and implement a reminder system. If you use a paper calendar, write important appointments in a different, standout color, or if you use an electronic calendar, set a reminder before an easily forgotten event a day, or an hour, before.

 

I’VE NEGLECTED MY GROWING STACKS OF PAPERWORK FOR YEARS AND DESPERATELY NEED TO DEAL WITH IT— WHERE SHOULD I START?

First, categorize your paperwork into active and inactive. Active paperwork includes the things you’re in the midst of, and those things you still need to reference— things like a current sports schedule or a prescription you need to fill. Inactive paperwork includes the things you need to keep, but don’t need to reference— things like tax returns and medical records. Next, determine where each category will live, and purchase needed organizing products. From there, tweak your system so that it easily fits into your life and requires little effort and maintenance.

 

WHERE CAN I FIND CHIC OFFICE ACCESSORIES?

Poppin is one of our favorite resources for organizing products, especially for the office! They sell brightly colored, simple office accessories in beautiful, glossy finishes. We also love Rifle Paper Co, Paper Source, and The Container Store.

 

WHAT ARE SOME TIPS TO BETTER HANDLE DAILY MAIL?

The first step is to catch up on your backlogged mail. The second step is to implement systems that will make dealing with your mail simple and straightforward. For example, a system may be using a wall organizer to store your categorized mail until you have time to open and deal with it. Another tip from our organizers is to immediately toss junk mail and to add your name to an online list that blocks all catalogs and junk mail.

 

WHAT PAPERWORK SHOULD I STORE LONGTERM?

Only keep documents that you need to reference. Before filing anything away, force yourself to define the logical, reasonable situation where you’d need to reference the particular document. Papers that should be kept include medical records, tax returns, receipts for large purchases, and large purchase warranties.

THE AVERAGE AMERICAN RECEIVES 49,060 PIECES OF MAIL IN THEIR LIFETIME, OVER 80% OF IT IS JUNK MAIL.
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