Office Organization Tips

This post was sponsored by Fellowes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

I’ve been in the spring cleaning mode all winter.  I live in NC and it has been so warm here I started earlier than I normally do.  I’ve organized my kitchen cabinets, the kid’s clothes, my closet, and cleaned out my laundry room.  I’ve waited to do the office until last.  It’s out of the way and no one really goes in there.  I can close the doors so I don’t see the mess, but it’s time I tackle it!  I’ve been getting distracted by all the papers laying around and not getting things done.   It can be stressful and annoying!

Is your office a mess? I save my office spring cleaning until the end. Here are some great office organization tips.

Office Organization Tips

I’ve followed an organizing expert, Laura Stack’s tips.  She’s known as the Productivity Pro.  Hopefully I can stick with some of her habits to last the ENTIRE year so I don’t get into this mess again!

  • Get rid of paper!– This is my biggest challenge.  Recipes, bills, school papers, receipts, and junk mail build up quickly.   I like to shred anything with my name on it.  I had my identity stolen about 15 years ago and this is a must because it took A LOT of time to get all that fixed.  Here’s what my shred pile looks like.

Is your office a mess? I save my office spring cleaning until the end. Here are some great office organization tips.

I got down to business and got rid of it.  I LOVE my new Fellowes 12Cs shredder.  My favorite part about this shredder is that you can stick up to 12 pieces of paper in there at a time.  This is HUGE because if I had to do one or two sheets at a time I would be sitting there all day!  It’s also got SafeSense® technology so it’s perfect for your house and around pets and kids.

Is your office a mess? I save my office spring cleaning until the end. Here are some great office organization tips.

  • Make files and label–  Some people like very detailed files, while other more broad.  Whichever you prefer, make them logical.

Is your office a mess? I save my office spring cleaning until the end. Here are some great office organization tips.

  • Make routines–  Once you find something that works, stick with it. A great example of this is helping kids lay out their clothes the night before school.  My daughter can waste a lot of time in the morning changing clothes.  Make a routine of going through your mail every day so it won’t pile up.
  • Time yourself–  I’ve done this before with work and it really does WORK!  If I give myself 15 minutes, I don’t get sidetracked because I’m afraid my timer will go off.  I’m sticking with this method for sure.

What are some tips and tricks that you use to keep your office organized? I would love to add them in to my routine.



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