Day 9 Home Office – Part 2


Back to your office or workspace. So, if you did everything you were supposed to yesterday, you should have a room full of piles of stuff. It probably looks worse than it did before you started. This is an organizing truth. No matter the project, it will always look worse before it looks better.

Go through each pile and see if you can toss anything out. Be ruthless! Old utility records really don’t need to be kept more than 12 months back, unless needed for taxes. Most tax records and receipts do not need to be kept longer than 7 years. Give your accountant a quick call and ask if you can shred anything older with a high quality cross- shredder.

Take the time to go through each and every file folder. Eliminate unnecessary paperwork. Make a new label, if needed, or even a whole new file folder. Once all your paperwork is contained, channel your inner librarian and put them in alphabetical order before putting the files back in the drawer. Move the little plastic tabs into a single row so they can easily be seen and accessed.

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Organize your desk or workspace according to need; if you don’t use it, either donate the item or put in on the highest shelf.

Get everything off the floors. If your diploma is sitting on the floor, looking forlorn, take the time to hang it up.

When you are done with this room, everything should be clean and organized, purged and simplified, lean and mean.

Here are a few organizing necessities for the home office

Paper shredder

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File Folders

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Hanging Folders

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Drawer Organizers

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Brother Label Maker

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Label Maker Plug:

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Cheap Label Tape for Label Maker Above:

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