With messy desks, cluttered credenzas, long-forgotten files, desktops littered with now-useless icons, they find their time these days are just spent putting out fires and trying to keep up.
While there is no “best” time to get your office organized, there is a “better” time: early January.
Unless you work in retail, American business slows down between Thanksgiving and Christmas. And for some, the time between Christmas and New Years is dead quiet. That quiet period continues through mid-January.
Why not spend some time each day this January to catch up, clear the clutter, and start the New Year fresh? Here are some easy, simple 15-minute mini-projects to do around your office, home office or cubicle this month of January. What projects can you think of?
- Décor - re-evaluate and (if necessary) remove old personal memorabilia, toys and knick-knacks
- Desktop - remove anything that you do not use every single day and place away from your workspace
- Storage – use containers to house infrequent extra supplies or tools
- Cleaning - Wipe down your desktop, phone and keyboard
- Delete – Clear old files, pictures and projects from your computer desktop
- Dated - Clear 2011 announcements from your bulletin board, move dated files
- Return it - Review and relocate unnecessary supplies back to the supply room
- Purchase – Shop for a new 2012 desk calendar
- Scan it – Consider what can be scanned for easier access
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How will you use January to get yourself organized for the New Year?
A different edited version of this piece above originally appeared on FitPerez, Perez Hilton's site featuring celebrity fitness and personal trainer expertise, diet, nutrition and advice lifestyle experts. Click here to read this piece on FitPerez.
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