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  • Office Organization2

    1. 1. OFFICE ORGANIZATION Cindy Haugland Tidy Tightwads PO Box 453 Hutchinson, MN 55350 www.tidytightwads.com
    2. 2. Get Organized Month <ul><li>The National Association of Professional Organizers, a non-profit association whose members include organizing consultants, speakers, trainers, authors and manufacturers of organizational equipment, has declared January as “Get Organized Month.” </li></ul>
    3. 3. About Me… <ul><li>I took the advice of my friends when they said, “You should do this for a living because you’re so good at it.” </li></ul><ul><li>Most of my clients come through word of mouth. I have organized home offices, business offices, kitchens, children’s play rooms as well as their bedrooms, laundry rooms and whole houses. I’ll tackle anything that is driving a person crazy with clutter! </li></ul><ul><li>Clutter is…….a confusing or disorderly state or collection…… </li></ul>
    4. 4. Disorganization costs time and money <ul><li>If only people knew how much more time and money they would have if things at their home/office were organized. It’s very satisfying to be able to put your finger on that piece of paper or other item immediately. With less clutter, you’ll feel like you have more freedom in your life. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Where do I begin? <ul><li>Begin small and work your way towards your goal. For example…your file cabinet. Pick a start date and begin. Give yourself enough time to complete it. Each night or day, tackle 5-10 files and work your way through each file drawer. Sort, purge, shred, file elsewhere. If you need to, set a timer. You will be amazed how much you will get accomplished in 15 minutes if you’re not interrupted. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Hardest Part? <ul><li>Finding the motivation to get started. Many times once I get a client started and give them their assignment to be completed before I come for the second session, they have done really well. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Worst Jobs? <ul><li>Storage areas are tough because there is one item of this and one item of that and not a lot of things to group together or put into a specific tote with a label. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Peace of Mind <ul><li>There is a peace of mind that comes when a space is clean and organized. Don’t add more stress to your life by being disorganized. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Suggestions… <ul><li>Set a timer for 15 minutes and sort a drawer, desktop or shelf until the timer goes off. </li></ul><ul><li>You didn’t get disorganized overnight and you may not get organized in a week either. </li></ul><ul><li>Small steps are necessary so you don’t get frustrated. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Tri County Water File Cabinet-Piles all over
    11. 11. Jon’s Office Before
    12. 12. A Basket of goodies…
    13. 13. Before—desk in corner with his back to the door.
    14. 14. File cabinet
    15. 15. Efficient use of space?
    16. 16. Tickler File 
    17. 17. Jon’s Efficient, Organized Office!
    18. 18. From Tri County Water… <ul><li>My husband’s office has never been cleaner! Cindy came in and took a look at Jon’s office and kindly asked about each pile that he had around his office. When Jon could not come up with a good reason for keeping a pile, Cindy would kindly say let’s get rid of it. This got Jon very motivated so that he started cleaning his office that same day. We moved office furniture around condensed file cabinets down to one, placed the big items where they should go instead of on the floor of Jon’s office. Cindy came back to do a check and found that Jon had moved forward, but still had a couple of items on the ”to do” list, which really fell onto my list to get done. Jon has continued to use his “in basket” and file his items so as not to create those additional piles of excess paper everywhere in his office. I am very happy that even to this day I can find items in Jon’s office without asking “Where is it”? </li></ul>
    19. 19. Questions? <ul><li>Thanks to Jon/Renee at Tri County Water. </li></ul><ul><li>If I can help you or somebody you know get their home/office organized while saving time and money, let me know. </li></ul><ul><li>I also do cleaning for home and small businesses on a regular, or on an as-needed basis. </li></ul>
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