The second Tuesday in March is Organize Your Home Office Day. This year, it’s March 10th.
The greatest challenge that most people have in home office organizing is what to do with all the paper that piles up there. The truth is that you probably don’t need most of the paper that you end up keeping because you think you should.
Important papers are ones that have an impact on your taxes or finances. You don’t need to keep old receipts from the grocery store or restaurant meals unless they qualify as tax deductions. The same goes for checks to the dry cleaner or electric company. If you have questions about which papers you truly need to keep, contact your accountant or financial advisor.
Keep one file folder or box for tax-related information so that you can access it when you’re ready to file.
Keep warranties and product information in one folder, binder or box. Go through it once a year and toss the manuals for things you don’t own anymore.
Have one folder or box for memorabilia and purge it if it gets too big, keeping only the items you really love.
You can buy all the great organizing products you like, but in the end, it’s all about having information you need, where you need it, when you need it. Take small steps to get your home office where you want it to be. What can you do now to start?
Organized by Marcie: Getting you organized so you have time to do what you love to do!