Thursday, January 03, 2008

Organizing Your Home Office

When it comes to running your own business you wear many hats. You are the boss, the supervisor, the secretary and more. With all of the jobs you do to run your business you need your time to be well spent. Because of this it is very important that your home office be well organized. If you have a meeting concerning a financial loan that could make or break your business expansion, you need to know where your business plan is and be able to get any other documents or materials needed A.S.A.P.

Organization is basically everything having a place and the items being put in their place after use. If you have children you have probably told them to put their backpack up in a designated space so that they can grab it quick and hit the school bus, so they are not late. It never fails at least once they miss the bus because they have spent time searching for a folder or their left sneaker. We as adults certainly do not want this scenario to be a part of our lives.

To prevent this type of chaos form occurring you need to think storage. bookcases, shelves, filing cabinets and storage containers all hold the items you need. Having a container or storage item to place each item will keep you from losing important documents or phone numbers. Once everything has its own space be sure to label everything. Labels allow you to be more efficient with your time. You can take one look at your desk organizer and see that your weekly report folder is on the second shelf or that the contract file is in the top shelf of your filing cabinet.

You will be able to grab what you need and get out the door. No wasted time or frustration of searching for needed items. When your office is properly organized it also gives off a sense of peace and tranquility. You walk into your office it is clean, tidy and everything is in its place. If it were the opposite you would walk in and see papers covering your desk, the trash is overflowing, reports in folders and binders are in stacks over here and over there. Chaos, nerve racking and sweat inducing panic is what this room screams at you.

Running your own business carries enough stress inducers. You deserve to allow your life to be as tranquil and relaxed as possible. If your office operates smoothly thanks to organization you will be at peace. You will be able to be calm, cool and collected at your next business meeting and what is more impressive than a business man or woman who has everything all together and a smile on his or her face.

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1 comment:

cube said...

Oh, that's easier said than done. Every year I resolve to be more orgainized, and every year I give up.