Organizing Your Space to Find Time-5 Tips

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Organizing your space really helps!

Organizing your environment has a very significant impact on how you experience and live your moments.

Indeed, de-cluttering and organizing are surefire ways to boost your time management efforts and reduce your stress.

So, streamlining your work practices and organizing your office and living space is an easy step you can take to make the most of your time.

These are activities that improve your efficiency and effectiveness. And they go beyond that, enhancing the quality of your life as well.

5 Timely Tips for Organizing Your Space

Here are 5 ways to start organizing your space — either at work or at home — so that you find more time every single day … without even trying! Using these finding time tools, you can sweep distractions out of your way and always be sure to address your top priorities.

1. Place your desk so that it is not facing the door. Having the door in your line of sight is always a set-up for distraction.

2. Put your phone near your computer, and keep a pad of paper next to it. If you can take care of a call quickly, using your computer, great. If not, use the paper to keep a list for follow-up. Remember to format it like a to-do list so you can check off your accomplishments.

3. Use one desk drawer for your current work. The drawer is like another to-do list. When you complete a task, remove all the related papers from the drawer. At the end of the day put your current work back into the drawer. Each morning you will sit down at an uncluttered desk and know right where to start!

4. Manage your e-mail like a to-do list. Items that need action should stay in your in-box. Once you complete a task, delete the e-mail or move it to another folder. Tasks disappear as you get them done!

5. For longer-term computer projects, create a “Current Work” folder on your computer desktop. This folder includes only current projects. At the end of the day put everything into your “Current Work” folder except the folders and documents you anticipate using the next day. This helps you prioritize your time and unclutter your computer desktop.

Your office space and work practices can make your work harder or easier, depending on how you manage them.

Increasing your efficiency involves organizing your space and creating systems that help you cut down on clutter and distractions. This reduces your stress, too.

Whenever you make your work simpler, you will be finding time!

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