Keeping everything organized at work isn’t always easy. Whether you work in an office or at home office things can get messy! Getting and staying organized can be a full-time job but hopefully these tips will help you stay on top of things!
Stay on top of your email/messages/notifications
We have found it very helpful to organize all your emails into specific categories. As soon as you receive/respond to an email, FILE! This will keep your inbox clean and help you easily find things when you need them.
Give everything a home
You should have a specific place for everything on your desk or in your home office. Aren’t you tired of misplacing things? Look no more, put it there!
Now, depending on what your job is, you may need to have paper copies of things. Either way, whether you are dealing with documents on your computer or paper copies, file them! Make sure that you have folders and specific places for all of your documents. Not only does this help you feel more organized, but when you are looking for something it’ll be easier to find!
To-Do List on Paper
Stop writing things on random pieces of paper on your desk. If you are the type of person who likes to write things down, have a specific notebook for your to-do items. Anyone else guilty of writing everything on sticky notes? They have their purpose but when you are trying to be organized, it may be better to prioritize 5 or so key tasks from your checklist and put them on sticky notes so you still get the satisfaction of throwing them away. 🙂 Also, keep in mind that there are electronic versions of sticky notes! Keep your To-Do’s on one piece of paper in a notebook!
In your workplace, do you have any types of systems that help you stay organized and on top of things? If you do, great! I hope it’s something that helps. If not, it is critical to have something in place that helps you stay organized. We can help you set these systems up if needed! Give us a call, we’re happy to help!
One last note, SNOOZED EMAILS! I used to spend countless hours going back through my “sent” mail, making sure that I’m not missing anything that needs to be followed up on.. Not anymore! As soon as I send an email I hit snooze so it pops back up on my email a couple days later so if my questions aren’t answered or things haven’t been taken care of I can follow up again. If you’re tired of missing things or forgetting to follow up, SNOOZE ANYTHING THAT NEEDS FOLLOW UP!
Keep in mind, we can help, we’re all about efficiency and organization!
Give us a call! 719-569-0464