Plastic baskets make your room clean

A plastic basket is one of the best things that has ever happened to you. As a mother of three who has to help organize everything from school lunches to tools in the garage, I can speak with some authority on the subject. Other than that I have also worked as a secretary in The White House and when they say you’ll be managing a lot of paper, they mean. I can’t even tell you how high the stacks of briefs and notes would get in there. Get a plastic storage bin or three if you are looking to get the paper in your office organized. My suggestion is to look around your computer, see that email icon? Click on it. There’s your storage solution for the vast amounts of paper that you’ve got coming your way. The Inbox / Sentbox / Drafts & Live Projects three bin system works great no matter where you are or what you are working on. Get a large box for the Drafts & Live Projects bin if you are like me. The purpose of the boxes and bins is self explanatory, but just in case here is a quick explanation. The Inbox is for all incoming documents that you haven’t had the chance to process yet. I add mine to the Live straight away as this keeps me from procrastinating.

Once the file is active or being worked on, I kept it there and when that is done, there is nothing more that needs to be done. Just put it in the outbox when you are looking for someone else to pick them up or the file or documents need to be forwarded out to someone else. With plastic drawer inserts you need to use them judiciously. After all, there is such a thing as over optimization so only use as many as you absolutely need.

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