Your bedroom is where you sleep, and your kitchen is where you eat, but your home office may be the nerve center of your entire house. If you own a home-based business, this is where you keep your files, communicate with your manager or clients, and keep track of your bookkeeping. Even if you don’t work a 9-to-5 job out of your home office, it’s where you manage your household’s most important financial, medical and educational documents.
No matter your office’s official use, you can’t get much done in there if it’s a cluttered mess. Unless you’re cleaning your desk, clearing the floor and weeding through your filing system with some regularity, you could find yourself lost in a tangle of wires and buried in piles of papers.
Read more: 10 Ways to Organize Your Home Office by Monday via How Stuff Works
No one wants to be considered the office airhead. But losing just one important phone number (“I can’t believe I spilled coffee on that sticky note!”) or forgetting one vital meeting (“Where is my darn calendar, anyway?”) because you’re disorganized may make you look like one. These five organizing tips can help you become known for your brilliant ideas rather than your scattered brain.
Read more: Five Tips to Get Organized at Work via Monster
One of the great time management tips is to work from a clean desk, and in an organized workspace.
Just as an excellent chef cleans up the entire kitchen before and after cooking, you should organize your workspace completely before you begin your work.
Read more: [Infographic] 5 Office Organizing Tips That Will Take You From Cluttered To Productive via Brian Tracy