Friday, January 7, 2011

New Series for 2011

I got an e-mail from Better Homes and Gardens a few days ago, and at the time I was trying to organize all my "nesting" craziness into something manageable. So this was nice to get. I decided that since I will need to take it easy when the baby gets here [42 days!], I'd just share their organization tips for each month. :] I hope it's as helpful to anyone else who reads this as it was to me going through it.

January Storage Projects: Home Office

Create a Mail Station. Set up mailboxes on a desk, wall, or bulletin board. Or give each member of your family his or her own labeled box, bin, or slot.

Stay on Schedule. Hang a large monthly calendar in a spot everyone can see and use it. Choose a paper calendar or dry-erase version, and encourage everyone to write important events, deadlines, and reminders.

Organize Office Supplies. Outfit a desk drawer near your main working area with a divided tray or multiple small bins. Limit the number of office supplies in each compartment. Label each compartment with an adhesive label.

Get Rid of Junk. Test all writing utensils. Toss everything that doesn't work perfectly. Group similar items (pens, pencils, markers, etc) in canisters for easy access.

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