Professional Residential and Business Organizing in Cleveland, Ohio since 2003

Call Muffy today at (216) 321-6126

Plan Ahead For Your New Year's Resolutions

Have you thought about what your New Year's resolutions will be?  For those who choose some, the second most popular choice is to become better organized!  (The first being to lose weight).  Perhaps that is why our National Association of Professional Organizisers (NAPO) chose January as Get Organized Month...

We find that our clients wish they had better control of the paper that flows in and out of their homes and offices.  Mounds of paper can be daunting and it is easier to walk away from it than to tackle it!  We have some ideas about how your offices can be better organized and a great place to work.

Let's begin by organizing your space - look around your desk area and look up as well.  Have you utilized the vertical space near your desk for shelves which can hold binders and books? Perhaps a vertical desk organizer is all you need to sort some of the papers that have ended up in stacks.  Are your pens and clips in containers or strewn all over your desktop?  Simply placing these items in containers will make for a more peaceful desk.

Mail flow is an important aspect in keeping your office less cluttered.  We recommend using "In" and "Out" boxes to keep these sorted.  Bils to be paid, reading to do, RSVPs, etc. can go in the "In" box and when they are processed and ready to be filed or mailed, utilize the "Out" box.  Be sure to recycle the junk mail right away so your incoming box does not get too full.

Develop a simple filing system which works for you!  If you are a visual person, perhaps manila folders next to your desk is best.  Filing cabinets or portable file totes are also options.  The key to being organized is finding things when you need them, so label your files the way your brain will look for things.

Time management is very important in helping us all stay organized. Planning your day can make the difference between a productive day and a wasted day.  Try assigining blocks of time to tasks which align with your goals for the day - prioritize those which are the most important and give them adequate time on your calendar.  Interrupted on a regular basis?  Plan for these breaks as well on your calendar and, if possible,  close your office door, turn off the phone and computer sound and get to work!

Once you have these systems in place, your day should flow more smoothly and the office appearance improved.  Still having problems?  Give us a call for some hands on help!  And visit us at www.organizing4u.com for our Ten Tips for A More Efficient Work Day!

                 Happy holidays to all! We hope to see you in the New Year.

                              Muffy and JoEllen

P. S. Find more inspiration on our Office Organizing Ideas board on Pinterest.


To receive our monthly newsletter filled with tips, please sign up below:

Overwhelmed and don't know where to start?
Contact Muffy at 216.321.6126 or JoEllen at 440.498.1930
Today!

Find out how our important document organizer can help you and your family stay organized!  Read more »

October 19, 2017
A lot of the work we perform is for individuals who are physically unable to do the work themselves. This quote is from an Angie's List review we just received. "Muffy and JoEllen were very punctual and efficient. They knew exactly what they were doing...
October 16, 2017
We would like to invite you to a FREE event to learn about Housing Options in Retirement. The Organizing 4 U team will be presenting tips on DOWNSIZING & PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR A QUICK SALE.
Please join us on Thursday, October 19th @ 6:00...
October 6, 2017
OK, so now it is October, and you know what is coming soon...lots of cooking and entertaining. So perhaps now is a good time to get the kitchen in order. The benefits will be the ability to find everything when you need it, and you won't be purchasing...
Golden NAPO Circle
National Association of Professional Organizers
Follow Me on Pinterest
Remodeling and Home Design
JoEllen Salkin
(440)498-1930
joellen@organizing4u.com
We respect your privacy
Confidentiality and Reliability Assured
Muffy Kaesberg
(216)321-6126
muffy@organizing4u.com
All Rights Reserved 2017, Organizing 4 U - Admin Login   |   Web Design by Alt Media Studios