As we find ourselves in the midst of February, you might begin to notice that everyone around you is slipping up on their New Year’s Resolutions. Take Jerry, the copy boy who swore he would stop swearing. Meanwhile, you hear his not-so-eloquent “F” Bombs floating across the quiet space of your office building. And then there’s Esmerelda, your cranky older cousin who swore off carbohydrates for the year. And after growing even more cranky one week sans-bread, you caught her stuffing her face with bread rolls at Uncle Carl’s 65th birthday party last night.
Sigh. When will we ever learn to keep our resolutions? What’s wrong with us? It’s not that humans are incapable of making longlasting change in our life. It’s the fact that we start too big, or we seek to fix the wrong things. So instead of pledging to swear of bread til the end of your days (and really, why would you ever want to do that??) why not try this life-changing resolution instead: get organized.
But how? Follow these steps to start making small but impactful changes in your life:
Step 1: Weed Through the Papers
Loose papers are one of the easiest wayward items to accumulate. That being said, there’s no better way to get started on your organization quest than by filing away your loose papers. In fact, the average office employee goes through a nauseating 10,000 sheets of paper per year. And if that’s true, you might be buried in paper by now. So to get started, begin sorting and organizing your papers. The best way to do so is to clip them neatly away in small 3 ring binders. You are often able to get 3 ring binders bulk or 1 inch binders in bulk. That way, you’ll have enough binders to organize your papers for each week of the month and year.
Put a Laser Label on It
Forgot what those spooky leftovers are in the back of the fridge? Keep forgetting which drawer to put your socks in? Well if you labeled it, maybe you would remember. Luckily, that’s what laser labels are for. Using laser labels, you can label everything in your home and office, helping you to stay organized.