Quick Organizing Tips From Assistance For You

Keeping on task and getting organized starts with a basic plan that can be implemented into everyone's daily life. Just by following these simple steps you can be on your way to a more productive and friendly work environment. Below are some quick tips to get you started on the right track towards self improvement and a better work style.

Organize Your Office
Keep all frequently used items within arms reach. Make your workspace work for you. You shouldn't have to work for space. Create a simple, yet friendly, filing system (tickler) that you will use everyday. File continuously. Don't stockpile stack of paper. always put things back where you intend on storing them for easy retrieval in the future.

Plan Your Day Everyday
Plan your tomorrow today and always stick to the plan. Keep a calendar or daily planner so you can pre-plan meetings, tasks and appointments. Use your calendar or daily planner to check off each task as they accomplished. Schedule blocks of time for specific tasks. Plan a "clean-up" day at least once a month.

Don't Procrastinate
Always address any task that can be done immediately first. Follow-up on tasks as needed on the day you specified. Get ahead of tasks when time permits and reward yourself for your diligence.

Reduce Paper
Keep a trash container handy. Throw away envelopes and junk mail immediately. Limit unnecessary subscriptions. Remove your name from mailing lists* Use e-mail and online resources as much as possible. Print only when needed. Incorporate the three "R" rule: Reduce, Recycle, Reuse when possible.

Get Support
Don't be afraid to ask for assistance. We all can use some help at times. Incorporate family and friends into your daily tasks. Utilize experienced outside support services such as Virtual Assistants. If you need help with business tasks, events, mailers or seasonal tasks, Virtual Assistants can lend a helping hand.

*Assistance For You Quick Tip*
Did you know you that you can get your personal contact information removed from marketing lists through the Direct Marketing Association and by contacting each credit-reporting bureau in writing.

© Yvonne Thompson, Assistance For You All rights reserved. Permission is granted to use this article, as long as the entire article is posted and the "About the Author" section, including all links, remain intact and an email is sent advising me of it's use.

About The Author
Yvonne Thompson owns and operates Assistance For You, a Virtual Assistant Support Service which specializes in assisting small businesses and individuals in becoming more efficient throught diverse administrative support. For more information visit Assistance-For-You.com

In The News:

Organizing  NYS PEF
Organizing for Equity in Oakland Schools  California Teachers Association

Four Easy Steps to An Organized Closet

The National Association of Professional Organizers has dedicated January to... Read More

Get Organised and Transform Your Life

It takes effort to get results, and not just any... Read More

Its Time To Clear Out! Clutter Busting For Every Aspect Of Your Life

'A well-ordered life is like climbing a tower; the view... Read More

Lightening The Load

When I tell people what a FREEING experience moving is,... Read More

Basic Organizing Principles

So you've decided to get organized, but you just don't... Read More

5 Tips to Banish Clutter From Your Life For Good

Studies show that 80 percent of what we use comes... Read More

The Five Ways To Ease The Process Of Eliminating Clutter

I recently had a conversation with a friend about clutter.... Read More

10 Tips for a More Organized Morning

1. Teach your children to use an alarm clock or... Read More

Organizing - Time is of the Essence!

What does "time" have to do with getting organized? Everything!... Read More

Ten Signs That Your Life Is Cluttered

How do you know if you need to clean out?... Read More

Stress Management: 10 Universal Laws to Get and Stay Organized

1. The Law of the 1st StepA good first step... Read More

Sticking to Your New Years Resolutions: Ten Tips for a More Organized Life

1. A calendar is an essential organizing tool ? start... Read More

Feeling Overwhelmed and Unorganized? - How to Use Index Cards to Organize Your Life

Feeling Overwhelmed and Unorganized? - How to Use Index Cards... Read More

Taking Care of You: De-Clutter

De-Cluttering our lives can be an extremely liberating exercise. There... Read More

How Long Do I Need to Keep This? - A Guide to Receipts, Statements and Financial Clutter at Home

In most homes, paper causes clutter. And it seems to... Read More

Simplify Your Life! No Really...Simplify Your Life!

We hear it every day."Buy this product, and simplify your... Read More

Organization Tips - How to Set Up Your Database

What's in a Name?Everything.What do you do with all the... Read More

Organize Your Children & Save Your Sanity

It may be difficult to relate saving money with organization... Read More

Clutter Campaign - Maintain Your Success

To want in one's heart to do a thing for... Read More

Home Organizing Tips & Gizmos

Staying organized can be a constant battle. The following organizing... Read More

The Magnificent 7: Tips for Cleaning Up Clutter

Clutter is postponed decisions®. Here are some suggestions to simplify... Read More

Compartmentalize

The word "compartmentalize" means to separate into distinct parts. I... Read More

8 Signs Your Home is Out of Control -- and What to Do About It

It happens without warning. One day you notice your home... Read More

9 Simple Strategies for Home Organization

Home organization means being able to find your stuff when... Read More

5 Easy Tips on Light that You Can Use to Improve Your Day

Light, Work, and YouWinter is here-and with it, short days,... Read More