12 Papers to Purge from Your Desk
Well, in the vein of the New Year, I spent some time today giving my desk a wipe down and decluttering some papers that have been building up in my horizontal file slots which I keep on top of my desk. I feel like an organized and tidy desk is a great way to improve home office productivity for the upcoming year. So it was time to purge some papers.
I wanted to share with you some of the papers that I was able to let go of today:
recipes I'm never going to use
bills that have been paid
grocery or small-ticket item receipts more than 30 days old
schedules that are no longer relevant
any type of advertising documents that I'm not interested in
coupons that have expired
pamphlets for activities that have passed or I no longer need
plans for projects that have been completed
business cards I don't need
little reminder or information notes to myself that are no longer relevant
documents I thought I was going to read but never will
(don't forget to recycle)
Additionally, I identified just a few important documents which I immediately put into my file cabinet and another pile for items that need to be put away elsewhere in the house, like, some product manuals which I keep in a box in the basement because I rarely access them.
To try to prevent more paper clutter, I have been using a small notebook to make any little notes instead of loose paper which seem to scatter all over my desk and I can never find them when I need them anyway. Whenever I need to look back at something it's always going to be there in the notebook and I can just cross it out when I'm finished with the information.
Lastly, I have a mesh zipped file which I threw anything that I would actually like to read at my leisure, like, magazines or pamphlets with pertinent information. This way I can take it with me somewhere else in the house were I am more likely to sit and read.
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