Is Your Work Space Feeling Out of Control from Clutter

With the new year many people feel it’s time to get organized. Are you overwhelmed by an accumulation of stuff? Here are tips on how to organize your work space and be clutter free.

house cleaning 4According to an article at triblive.com, “Is Clutter Overwhelming You in the Office”

If you run a small business, you know what I mean. Look around your office, your desk, your home, your car.

You’re probably surrounded by a whole lot of stuff.

That’s why, every year, around New Year’s, I go through the ritual of cleaning out my office. If you run a small business or are self-employed, I invite you to join me in getting your space ready physically for 2014.

I’m talking about the real, not the virtual, junk in your small-business life: papers, business cards, receipts, samples of products you never ordered, swag you’ve received, mementos, excess inventory, gifts you got that are too good to throw out but that you’ll never use.

This year, I’m determined to attack my home office as well. It’s become the default place to store all my excess junk — and because I’m in publishing, stacks and stacks of books other publishers have given to me. Sure, I hoped to read them one day; but meanwhile, these gems of literature are clogging my hallway and staircase.

So I’ve come up with Eight “Rhonda’s Rules” to clean your small-business workplace:

  • Get rid of stuff.
  • Don’t keep receipts.
  • Get business cards into a database.
  • Keep your shredder handy.
  • If you need piles, not files, make room for them.
  • Get help.
  • Make your work space look good.
  • Get rid of stuff.” To read the entire article click here.

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