As we enter into the new year, it's only fitting that we all jump on the bandwagon of New Year's resolutions. At the top of our list for 2016, is creating systems that make us more productive at work. Our New York girl, Maria, recently dished all the scoop to one of her favorite blogs, Wekudo! By completing these 4 simple steps, you will be well on your way to making your boss even more thrilled with your performance. For the full article, visit http://www.wekudo.com/#!
Step 1: De-clutter
– Go through your office and sort everything into one of three piles: Keep, Toss, Donate. This is the toughest part, but try to be realistic – if you haven't used it in the last year, it's likely something that you can say goodbye to.
Step 2: Categorize
– Once you have handled the Toss and Donate piles, go through the Keep pile and categorize everything by item (for example: writing utensils, office supplies, files, etc.). The more specific you can get the better.
Step 3: Store
– This is where you have to get strategic. Figure out where each category is going to live in your office. Items that are used daily (like pens and scissors) should be close by while items that are used less frequently (think long-term files or that giant 3-hole punch you rarely use) can be placed higher up or in drawers.
Step 4: Implement
– Once everything is in its home, decide whether or not you want to implement organizing solutions to help maintain your new clutter-free office. They are a bit of an investment, but we think they are totally worth it. Some of our favorite suggestions are these drawer organizers, acrylic file sorter, and label maker.
Best of luck in the new year! Cheers to being more organized = making more $!
Maria (the NYC NEAT Girl)