Friday, January 1, 2010

Decluttering for home and work

Ah, here we are January 1, 2010. I have my laptop, well, in my lap and we’re slowly but surely taking down the holiday decorations. It’s now time to fix and/or trash the broken ornaments, make lists of needs for next year and pack it all up in nice Rubbermaid organizing bins to stack neatly in the garage.

I’m technically still on vacation, but am already thinking about getting back to work Monday. A nice entrée to the year will be carrying over our personal de-cluttering activities to the home office. Sorting stacks of mail. Reviewing bank statements. Prepping 2009 taxes. What tricks do you have for staying organized in your work environment? Some ideas from the SleeveShirt home-office:

• Keep the paper shredder handy. We always seem to burn ours out, so this year I think we’ll invest in a better model and ensure to clean out the blades at first clump
• Have a singular place where you deposit mail. You should have already sorted out the bad junk, reviewed the good junk and recycled, so now you have a place for correspondence that needs tending to, coupons and bills.
• Hit Target. There’s a reason the circular is chock-full of storage solutions right after the holidays. It’s a great time to clean up not only your personal space, but your work haven.

May your 2010 be organized and focused! Happy New Year.

1 comment:

  1. I would be remiss without also mentioning The Container Store, and Space Savers,

    Two of my all time favorite stores!