hat did your desk look like when you walked into your office this morning? Could you see the top or did you have to move stuff aside to get your day started? Imagine coming in every day and seeing a spotless desk just begging to be used. That is what everyone needs and I am going to show you how easy it is to get the clutter put away for good.
Your daily 15 – lets start by clearing off your desk. Grab a box if you have a lot of items on the desk or maybe just make space on the corner of the desk. Now take everything – I mean everything – and either stack it on the corner or put it in the box.
If you haven’t seen the top of your desk in a while you’re probably surprised by what it looks like. Pat yourself on the back you are on your way to a clean desk forever. Now, with 10 minutes left lets get ready to separate everything into three categories.
You could use manila folders if you only have a few items, boxes or box lids if you have more than will fit in a box, or maybe you have so much that sorting is best done on the floor. Now make three labels, DO – DELEGATE – FILE. Items that are trash shouldn’t be put in any other box as they do not need to be touched or acted upon again. Just throw them away or set them aside to shred later.
Starting with the item on the top of your pile or box quickly decide what it is. Is it a bill or something you need to do? Then put it in the DO box/pile. If it is an item someone else needs to do, like the getting the car smogged, put it in the DELEGATE box/pile. Is it a receipt or an instruction manual for your new phone? Put these in the FILE box.
This may take you a few days of 15 minute blocks of time. Remember, this isn’t a race it is a lifestyle change and you have to do something, anything, every day to make this all work for you. Now you know how to get started so just get started. It is easy and you can do it.
Please let me know in the comments how this is working for you and if you have any questions or tips that might help people get organized. I would love to hear from you.
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