Still, as my blog grows and I plan on going Etsy ( I do...I do...) and there are more papers etc. to keep track of as well as other stuff that ends up in my office, it becomes more important to be more organized. The gals at One2One Network in conjunction with Fellowes have a great opportunity to win a great tool to help with this, as well as some reminders on how to keep things organized, the need for security and prevention of identity theft:
Top 5 Tips for spring cleaning the home office:
Begin with the Basics: Sort through the piles of paperwork on your desk and in your office drawers. Place them into two categories: ‘save’ and ‘shred.’ ( They didn't say anything about envision in a collage or mixed media piece but that goes without saying right?)
Proper Storage: Organize the "save" pile into labeled folders and be sure to put anything confidential into a fire-proof lock box. The "shred" pile should be properly disposed of with aCross-Cut shredder, such as a Fellowes P-12C.
Get a Digital Makeover: Refresh your home office computer bydeleting files you no longer use and backing-up important dataonto an external hard drive. Clean out your inbox and change all passwords. Refreshing your computer is a good practice to follow throughout the year as well.
Make Life Easier: Plan ahead by purchasing organizational tools for your desk, such as computer risers or file folder holders. This will help clear clutter from your desk top while keeping things within arms reach.
Freshen Up: Get rid of dust and germs that easily build up on office equipment such as keyboards, telephones and cabinets. You'll feel instantly more productive with a clean workspace.
I wasn't compensated for this blog post but saw it as part of my affiliation w/ One2One and thought it was worth sharing.