Simple Solutions: Controlling Virtual Clutter

Simple Solutions: Controlling Virtual Clutter

In today’s world of technology, the virtual clutter on our computers can create just as much havoc as the papers on our desk. To reduce your virtual clutter:

  • Take the time to delete the emails that don’t require any further action.
  • Create a folder on the hard drive for e-mails that are important to save and that you need to refer to.
  • Set aside time to go through your computer files and delete them when they are no longer needed. This is the same practice as shredding old files from a file drawer.

Simple Solutions: Organizing Paper

Simple Solutions: Organizing Paper

According to a Boston Marketing Group Study, the average American spends an average of 55 minutes a day (14 days a year) searching for documents and information they know they have, but cannot locate.

Paper is a normal part of everyday life, but left alone, it grows into piles that become difficult to manage. The art to keeping papers in check is to deal with each piece of paper in a timely manner.

Keeping a desk or a file cabinet organized requires a time commitment. Make a time commitment to yourself and to your calendar to tackle the paper clutter. You’ll be amazed at what 15 minutes a week can do to keep your desk and files organized.

For more information on dealing with paper clutter, read 9 Real-Life Ways To Banish Paper Clutter.