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  Monthly Organizing Tips for saving space and time.                     

  Tips to help you clear the clutter and chaos from your space and time.

 Space Saving Tips

 

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S traight line filing is often the preferred format over “scattered” tab placement. It is easier to find files if the headings are in a straight line and it can save time when you need to retrieve a file.

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P ack with baggies. You will get almost twice as much into your cooler if you pack foods in plastic bags. Removing the packaging will also save space. When packing kids for vacations, sort clothes into plastic bags either an outfit for each day or a bag for socks, a bag for t- shirts, etc. will save space and time.

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A condiment tote can save space, steps and time for cook outs and picnics. Make one out of a cardboard six pack covered in a decorative paper.

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C lean as you go. Keep a caddy of cleaning supplies handy. Work on one small space each day.

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E equipment and electronic gadgets often take up valuable desk space. Consider multifunction machines, stands that can raise and stack equipment, and extending cords so you can relocate equipment to another surface.

 

Time Saving Tips

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T ake it one small area at a time when you are trying to get the clutter under control. You will experience instant gratification and it won’t seem so overwhelming. Try clearing one area of the desk or sofa, instead of the whole office or room.

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I ce made from frozen water bottles will save you the hassle of floating food and give you ice water as well!

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M ake sure that you label your boxes and bags! You will then quickly identify what is in the box on the top shelf and simplify putting things away.

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E verytime you read a document and you decide to keep it, make a note in the upper corner what file you plan to keep it in. When it is time to file, it will be easy to drop the document into the designated file and you won’t have to re-read it.

 

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