July 24, 2011

Time To Get Organised!


Do you have clutter to sort, an office to clean, and a huge desire to get organised? Well, join me on my quest to become more organised.

Online Social Networking:

Face Book, Linked In, Twitter, Jacket Flap, Blog spot, Branched Out,
Friends.com, Hot mail, Yahoo, Network Blogs, Word Press...
Are you feeling dizzy yet?

How do you organise social networking? This was a question I asked myself, so I wrote a list of all of the network sites that I am on. After I picked myself off the floor, I realised that I should adapt the motto 'Quality not Quantity'. What do these websites do for me anyway? Are they just wasting my time? Have I revealed too much information? Which one bites the dust first? I gave each site a mark out of ten for their purpose and quality in my life. Now I'm on the way to monitoring the time I spend surfing the net.


Office:

Does your home office gleam with order and efficiency? Check the sign because you might be in Ikea. How's your desk looking? 'Don't you dare put that there!'
Paper is and always has been the problem. Mail, catalogues, bills, receipts, junk mail. If you want to get organised then it's all about creating zones and designating spaces specifically for your paper work.

*Personal information and files
*Mail unopened or needing some response
*Bills and receipts
*Magazine storage

Organise clear zones for your stationary, filing, and writing. All tables and desks should be clear of paperwork and clutter to avoid paper piles appearing. Don't forget to de-clutter your computer and laptop. Organise your files clearly, delete old files, and back up important files. It's easier said then done, but my purpose is to get organised and work more efficiently.

Setting Goals:

What do you hope to achieve in life?
Where do you see yourself 1 year, 5 years, 10 years from now?
I've always had goals set in my mind but writing them done is incredibly empowering. I read the book, Time Management for Dummies, a few months ago to work out where I'm spending my time. It's the first time since I was a teenager that I'd written my goals. Once I'd written my goals down on paper then they were there in front of me - no more excuses.

I hope this starts you on your journey to getting organised. My next goal is to create a vision board, but that's another post.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Renee, been unable to get on your links for weeks but all good now. This posted what needed to be heard. If we write only one thing this week, let it be a list to prune and focus! Excellent. Dimity Powell

Books for Little Hands said...

Hey Dimity,
Thanks for persisting.It's great to hear from you. I've been in desperate need of a clean out for so long. My inspiration is to zen my space and zen my mind, and have everything just so... well for a little while anyway.

Karen Tyrrell said...

Hi Renee,
I can relate to you post.
I'm in the process of culling old files and paper work in my office.
And setting up a filing system... Karen :))
PS I LOVE my Vision Board, that's right in front of me :))

Me said...

Hi Karen,
It feels great to have a big clean out. I've made my digital vision board but I'm yet to do the traditional vision board with photos, magazine clippings and creative flair! That's my next project :)