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Luv-2-organize My Office

Updated on July 30, 2015

Tips for Organizing Your Office

I wanted to create this lens to help others organize their office space. The inspiration for this lens was My Friend, Jill! I had soo much fun helping her organize her office! Thanks, Jill!

Thanks soo much for stopping by my lens today!

Simply Living By Faith,

Stacey

Office Organization Idea

Step By Step for Organizing Your Office - Let's Get Started

  • STEP 1: Start with one cabinet at a time! Start sorting through things in that cabinet. Now make boxes that say:

    TO DONATE

    TO TRASH

    TO THINK ABOUT

    TO STORE

    TO KEEP

    The key in organizing is to make it fun & not to overwhelm yourself. As you go through your cabinets, sort things into your boxes.

    TO DONATE: When you are finished, immediately take your boxes for donation to your car & take them to the place you're donating or call the place you are donating to and arrange for them to pick up your stuff.

    TO TRASH: Take your trash out immediately & don't look back!

    TO THINK ABOUT: Now - there is your think about it box. If you haven't used it in the past year - then my motto is "LOSE IT!"

    TO STORE: Go out and buy some storage containers, preferably clear ones with a lid. Walmart always seems to have the best price on these, sometimes Target. Put your stuff in the containers & make a label on the end of the container that says what it is. Now take it to your basement, garage, storage shed, or wherever you store your stuff & stack it neatly.

    TO KEEP: Now we are left with the stuff that you want to keep!

  • STEP 2: Now let's take all the stuff that you have left to keep and start organizing it into categories of like items. Here are some categories I used in doing my office and my friend, Jill's office:

    -Batteries

    -Cards

    -Computer Paper, Labels, Photo Paper

    -Computer Ribbons

    -Dry Erase Markers

    -Envelopes

    -Highlighters

    -Paper Clips & Misc. Clips

    -Pencils

    -Pens

    -Permanent Markers

    -Post It Notes

    -Rubberbands

    -Stapler, Stapler Refills, & Stapler Remover

    Take your like items and start organizing them into your containers.

  • STEP 3: When you're done place the containers in your desk or your office and enjoy your organized space!!! Remember one little thing: If you get it out - put it back!!! It takes just 30 days to make a new habit or break an old one! Also, it takes the same time to get something out and to put something back. A picked up space looks like a clean space to others eyes!

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY! - Have A HaPpY Day!!!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      This is a GREAT site! I've been involved in Office Organization most of my professional life, and I've been a Squidoo Lensmaster since the beginning...and I have to say that this is a Great lens! You've done a really nice job here!

      I have a few 'organizing' lenses myself...I see yours as a great inspiration!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Thanks, very helpful, i couldn't wait to get started this morning.....My office looks so overwhelmingly messy!!!!!!! Wish me luck...thanks so much, off to Wal-mart!