Monday, May 25, 2009

Quick - organise your desk in 10 minutes

Just for today, here's a quick office organising challenge.

  1. Set your timer for 10 minutes
  2. Put on some upbeat music ("You can't hurry love" - Phil Collins does it for me)
  3. Throw away all the stuff that doesn't belong on your desk
  4. Sort and make piles of paper - to action, to file, to pay, etc.
  5. Label these piles with post-it notes
  6. Return errant items to where they belong
That's a really good start - well done!

Now doesn't that feel better?

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becoming minimalist said...

somebody once told me, "always clear your desk before you leave. you'll be thankful in the morning."

it's good advice that i stick to like 50% of the time.

Marcia Francois said...

That is excellent advice - you just feel better facing a nice, clean desk in the mornings.

I do the same thing and on Friday do a paper and email purge too because I love coming to work knowing I'm on top of everything.