Nowadays, working as a freelancer is trendy, as you can manage your workflow, time, and wages. Although freelancing seems to be a dream for most people, it might be hard to stay organized while working from home. Thus, you need to do your best to increase productivity.
It’s said that we live in a digital age and I suppose that we do. We go nowhere without our smartphones, we read books and catch up on the news on our e-readers, and communicate with business contacts, friends and family alike through email. So, yes I guess you can say we are a “wired” society.
If that’s the case, why is it that so many of us suffer from paper overload? From stacks of papers covering our desks, to smaller piles on the kitchen counter, and the ever- growing pile of newspapers that we are going to read “soon.”
*This post was updated September 10, 2015.
Recently, I wrote a guest post for Eych2.com and shared five creative strategies you can use to unclutter your desk. And, today I’m sharing a sixth thing you can do keep desk clutter to a minimum.
Did you know that a simple list can also help you bring a little order to your workspace and help you declutter your desk?
If you’re still waging war on your cluttered office, don’t stop! I’m picking up where I left off from my previous post — Wage War on Your Cluttered Office (Part 1) — to share more things you can do.
Today’s post shares some additional steps that you can take to get your office organized and functioning well. If you have already started to do what I outlined in Part One, you’re half way there and you can surely see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Ugh. I can’t find anything in here!
Oh no, where’s that file on ________?
There’s no place for me to put the new printer.
I’m in a rush. Let me look for the folder later.
Folders here, folders there, stacked up on the desk, credenza, and the floor as well. Piles of paperwork perched on pretty much every surface, knickknacks scattered here and there, endless post-it notes stuck to the walls, computer monitor, and pretty much anywhere else on which they can stick.
Get the picture? Sure, you do.
This post was updated on December 1, 2015. The makers of MOS have expanded their product offerings.
It’s amazing how many cords we have in our lives, and inevitably, the one we need is usually hiding somewhere on the floor behind our desk.
If you’re as klutzy like me, you wind up risking a head injury crawling underneath your desk to retrieve the pesky cord.
Enter the Magnetic Organization System (MOS).*
What immediately comes to mind when you hear the term prime real estate? If you are like many, prime real estate conjures up an image of a spacious, well designed, extremely expensive office space in the heart of your city or town’s business district.
This post was updated on May 1, 2016.
Today’s post will not be for everyone. In fact, if you tend to have a sensitive disposition, you may not want to watch the video at the end of this post. If this describes you, you can stop here and read one of our other posts about simple ways to use technology.
Have you noticed that you sometimes use negative words to describe the more, ah, cluttered areas in your home or office? I have a client that refers to her den as “the junk room.” Recently, we decided that she would be more mindful of the “flavor” of the language she uses when describing that room.