Organize Your Desk for Success

What do you do with your mail when it comes in the door? Does it sit in a pile on your kitchen island clogging your mind and dragging you down? It needs to be sorted and gone through but it’s such drudgery. Look no further! Here is a surefire way to take care of that mail and organize your desk for success!

Organize Your Desk For Success

It starts with a letter organizer. Well, really it starts with a desk. Then the organizer on the desk. My organizer has five easy access shelves. Each shelf serves a specific purpose.

Letter Organizer

  1. Pending – action items that I will get to in the next few days
  2. Bills – this is where my ledger lives and incoming bills until pay day
  3. Address Book and scratch paper – because we all need scratch paper
  4. Password Book, Appointment Slips, and Cleaning/Maintenance Chart – although appointments are put into our google calendar right away, we hang onto the appointment slips just in case
  5. Hubbies Box – for mail he will want to see and any other paper type stuff he leaves laying around … there’s a place for it!

The mail is either sorted on the letter organizer, goes in the recycle, or shredded. No need to let it pile up.

Other useful desk supplies:

  • phone
  • adding machine
  • printer
  • lamp
  • computer
  • small office supplies such as a three hole punch, scissors, tape, stapler, etc.

When it’s time to pay bills … shabam! … I know right where to go … no digging through piles of mail or wondering where I put the light bill. I simply pay bills online and file them as soon as they are paid.

Need a password or address … they are right there at my fingertips!

What tips do you have for an organized desk?

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4 comments… add one
  • Brenda Mar 14, 2014, 4:37 pm

    I just order the ledger, address book & password book! So excited!!

  • How Do The Jones Do It Mar 15, 2014, 2:11 pm

    Wow! Sounds like you are ready to try some new things. Thank you for liking How Do The Jones Do It on Facebook too!

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