Organization is key in any business. When you walk into your office, whether at home or an actual office, what do you see? Are there papers stacked everywhere? Are there things that don’t even belong near your desk on it? Do you feel overwhelmed? Here are 5 steps to get organized at work.
Get rid of ALL non-essential items. If you have binder clips but really never use them, get rid of them, or only keep a couple of them. If you can eliminate any extra items from your desk, do it! File papers and have a plan for any future paperwork that will show up in your space. The key is to make your space inviting. It is hard to accomplish anything when you can’t find what you need.
Get a planner and actually use it. Some people do great with having everything on their phone or iPad calendar. Some people are better with good old pencil and paper. Figure out what works best for you and start focusing on using your planner for everything! You can even do this the night before for the next day. It doesn’t have to be complex. Time blocking can also help with organization within your planner. Figure out how much time each item will take and block off that amount of time for that item. Do that for everything throughout the day.
Do not multitask! Multitasking is actually LESS productive than doing one thing at a time. Take time and complete a task, then move onto the next one.
Get your emails in check. If your desk is a mess, your virtual space probably is too! It is easy to get overwhelmed with the insane amount of emails you get, but it can be done! Spend the first part of your day organizing any emails that came through during the night. Set up your email with folders or labels to get organized! Unsubscribe to spam emails. You can get your email under control!
Take breaks and let your mind roam. Every once in awhile during your day make sure you take time to just zone out and let your mind roam. Put your phone down, close your computer, and just breath. It is too often that while on a break, time is spent on the phone talking to somebody or on social media. This will actually hinder the ability for your mind to roam. Turn it all off and just take a break.
Do you think you can get organized today? If you need help, let us be your real estate consultant and help you organize your business-services. If you are interested in more information, or for a FREE Business Analysis, call us at 202-469-6774. You can also schedule an appointment online to meet your schedule!