Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Time To Start Thinking About Spring Cleaning

I'm in a perpetual state of trying to keep my craft room / office organized. When all my stuff is orderly, my mojo tends to get put in a box with my supplies so I lean towards organized chaos. I think it's organized. Mr. Chocolate thinks it's chaos.  

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: 

The Fellowes P-12C paper shredder is a durable, innovativeand affordable machine. With Fellowes’ industry-leading technologies, the P-12C provides high-security and is safe for family environments

* To ensure high-security against identity thieves, the P-12C features Cross-Cut technology, which destroys a single sheet of paper into nearly399 particles. 

The P-12C also includes Fellowes’ patented SafeSense technology, which disables the shredder when it senses hands or large pets come too close to the paper opening.

You can go to the One2One blog for details on a giveaway to win one of these! Details here.

Some other useful things to remember ( courtesy of the Identity Theft Resource Center) :

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. 


Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Organized chaos, how do I love thee, let me count the ways. lol! :)

Netty said...

Oh yes give me organised chaos everytime, so much more interesting. You mentioned you had a journal full of zectangles, would love to see them, please, pretty please. Annette x

JC's Loft said...

Oh I love spring cleaning time...great tips!


Anonymous said...

As much as I prefer space being neat and clean (as in, free of clutter) and organized, organized chaos is great :) As long as you know where things are, it shouldn't matter.

Anonymous said...

Spring cleaning is hard as it is without having to clean your office space too. But if it comes to this I won't let a shredder to do my job of destroying papers and documentation. I will go berserk on the papers and documents. In the end maybe I would have to hire cleaners camden to clean up after me.