Here is another way to get rid of clutter without anxiety. It’s the “10-Item Put-Away” system. Let’s say you have a messy, cluttered office or bedroom, garage, etc. Every time you walk into that space, pick up 10 items, then immediately put them away in their own special place. Only touch each item once; hold them in your arms until you have put all 10 away. If you don’t have a space for an item, consider selling it on eBay or finding it a special place. That’s it. When we look at the job as a whole, it’s overwhelming. So remember: 10 items; only hold them once; and put them all away immediately. Your room will be cleared in no time.
Yet another method for clearing away procrastination droppings: the 15-second “do it now” challenge. Sit in your work area (or other area of messiness). You have 15 seconds to pick out a project you have been putting off. It could be as simple as a document that needs to be filed, or a 2-hour bookkeeping session. Then either do it today — and completely finish it — or schedule a date and time to do it on your calendar. Doing it today is preferable, but that’s not always possible. This is just one of many organizational tools I use to keep my workload under control. I’m bordering on OCD when it comes to clutter, but I’m still a procrastinator (not a good combination). Try it. It works!
Tip #95: Funny how a clean workspace can help you grow your business.You’ve heard all the experts; now hop to it. Here are 5 reasons to clean up your cluttered office: Clutter promotes fatigue. 2. Clutter promotes a feeling that you are not in control. 3. Clutter can hurt your health with allergies, dust and such. 4. Clutter can hurt your bottom line by contributing to numbers 1, 2 and 3 above. Try it!