*Sort your items first. Organize them second.
*Keep items nearest to the point where you will use them. For example: keep extra paper by the printer.
*Try new systems for at least 2 weeks.
*Categorize and label.
*Regularly spend some time working toward your goal, even if it is only 15 minutes. Accomplishing a goal is like climbing a staircase -- you have to do it one step at a time.
*Get rid of duplicates unless necessary.
*Only often used items should have counter/desk space.
*Straighten your desk at the end of each day and especially at the end of each week.
*Use a 3-ring binder (w/plastic sleeves, if needed) to organize instructions/manuals.
*Post a list of all the spices on hand on the inside of the cupboard door. That way you will know at a glance if you have what a recipe requires.
*Decide how long to keep periodicals and stick with it
*Sort mail regularly.
*Go through files (paper and computer) regularly.
“It was fun, fast, and effective. Organization feels free & good. Thanks for all the suggestions and help. I’m on a roll!” ~client