Guest Blogger #310, Entry #860, December 26, 2011
The New Year is definitely an exciting time for all of us. It means new chances and new opportunities for us to be able to experience. But it’s also a great time for us to clear out the old stuff from our home offices. It’s a perfect chance to be able to review what you have done the past year in your office and perhaps begin to be able to start thinking about what you might want to do for the future in terms of organization. Allow me to provide you with some tips for being able to clear out the old stuff from that home office of yours.
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1. Organize everything into piles
This will make it easier for you to determine what you will need for the New Year and what you can put away into storage. That will also make it easier to help you organize them better for yourself. That way, you can take the things that are most important for the coming year and leave them in a convenient location for you to use and the other stuff can be put away where you can find them later if you so need.
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Out of the things that you are organizing, can you determine which things are important for you to keep on hand? These can be things like new contacts to stay in touch with or financial records that you might need for the upcoming tax season. Additionally, you may want to look at the equipment you are using as well and perhaps get rid of that camera or floppy drive (or even something like that external DVD drive that you picked up cheap) that are no longer practical or haven’t been used as much as you thought you would use it.
3. Computer clean-up
When you’ve completed the hard copy organization, its time to clear up the old clutter from your computer. This can include going through your documents, music, and photos. Take them and perhaps back them up so that you can get them off your hard drive. That may be a good thing for your computer’s speed and also being able to have more room for being able to write or do other work related tasks for the year as well.
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4. Purge to increase computer performance
Since you are working on your computer, perhaps it may be time to be able to clean off some of the old programs. This can be something that helps you to improve your computer’s performance and also is a great exercise in being able to choose exactly what you need to run that business or work from home venture.
5. New organizational system
Consider devising a better organizational system when you’ve gotten rid of the things that are just taking up space. Once those things are gone, you may feel it is important to be able to have that system in place for being able to maximize the space that you have just freed up.
Mike Carroll is a programmer who enjoys writing about being able to enjoy life better and getting more out of the things that we are doing. His hobbies range from Cantonese and Korean to running and writing. Additionally, he’s getting ready to apply for graduate school in South Korea, where he plans to study International Relations. He has traveled to Central America and Korea.
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