Organize It! One Minute Tip For Handling Hot Files
Organize It! Hot Files
In this quick tip on Organize It from Katrina Teeple, owner of Operation Organization, you’ll find out where to keep those Hot Files and why. If your desk looks like a tornado hit it, this may be the answer you’ve been looking for. Katrina’s no nonsense style and comprehensive adherence to the “everything must have its place” philosophy is obvious. And I can tell you, she walks her talk! Being organized is a fantastic way to add time and elegance to your life. Try this tip and let us know how it works for you.
Einstein is reported to have maintained a messy desk. Many creative types swear by their “horizontal filing systems” (read: piles of paper that could be easily digitized using a service similar to FileCenter’s document management software to save space), but most of us just spend inordinate amounts of time looking for things- things like keys, the remote, socks, shoes and eyeglasses, things we use everyday. That time adds up. Over the course of a year, some studies report we spend an average of 50+ minutes a day looking for things we know we own! That adds up to nearly two weeks each year. Imagine if you took a half an hour a day to become more organized. This includes utilising things like whiteboards in the home or even in the workplace from places like Office Monster as they can really contribute to greater efficiency and planning. What would that look like for you after a week or two, maybe even a month? Ideally, you’d gain more time than you gave up. If getting more organized is on your list of goals this year, you may be able to take that long overdue vacation after all. Now . . . where to go?
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