No, I am not talking about the temperature ladies. I am talking about organizing your desk and office. As you all know, I am HUGE fan of JulieAnn Jones from her party tips to how to get into the ZONE in your office.
I mean who wouldn’t want an office like this:
I still aspire to have my office looking like this but it is getting there. One of things that JulieAnn suggests is to take EVERYTHING out of your office and slowly put it back in based on the zones. As for me, I have done sections but not everything.
Here are some great tips from Julie Ann on how to “Get Organized and Take Back Your Life”:
- Hot Zone items are the items used on at least a weekly basis. Make a list of the items you know will reside in your hot zone. These things should be in arm’s reach. Let’s be realistic and HONEST! Are we a desk hoarder or do we really need everything that is in arm’s reach? I mean if you aren’t posting your expenses weekly, do you really need a box on your desk to remind you that it needs to be done?
- Warm Zone items are used less frequently. These are often reference items that you need on a consistent basis but not always on a daily or weekly basis. Place them on a shelf where you can see them if you need them but they are cluttering up your desk or hot zone.
- Cold Zone items are things you never reference but need to have access to for a period of time. These are basically those archived items and should be moved OUT of the office and stored someplace (like the garage or basement).