For a quick and easy disinfectant
fill a spray bottle with 1-part alcohol and 5-parts water. Use to clean door knobs, mirrors and bathroom and chrome fixtures.
Years ago if someone
had told me I’d have a messy desk I would’ve laughed in their face. Tell me that today and I’d say you’re
right on target.
heard that the messiest desk means the best writer.
So if that philosophy
is true then why haven’t I won a Pulitzer Prize for writing? Why don’t I have a dozen books published?
By nature I’m
a list person and a pile person.
If I don’t
make a list I’ll forget to do something…no matter how important.
I spend more time
looking for a scrap of paper with important information on it then I do actually writing.
Listed are some
helpful tips I’ve either learned or taught myself along the way.
all right to have piles of papers. Just keep them in a file folder and label the folder. For all my writing and research about
frugal tips in one folder, all my research about head traumas go in another folder, etc.
Second, keep one
area of your desk clear for when you do have to get out a pen and paper. Whether it’s a website address or a telephone
call come sin with someone sharing important information.
Third, sticky notes
are our friends…use them to the best of your capabilities. I have sticky notes plastered around my work desk. I use
them as bookmarks or when I want to remember to copy a page of a book or magazine.
Fourth, get complete
use out of old shoeboxes. These are perfect for storing index cards full of information without the expense of a card container.
This is also where you can store your extra pens, pencils, tape, stapler and unused sticky notes.
And finally, set
aside one hour a week (the beginning of the week is best) to organize any miscellaneous papers and notes. Put them in the
file folders where they belong so when you sit down at the start of your week everything is in its place.