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It’s something I say to my clients whenever they find themselves digging through stacks or piles of paper to find something they need. And it’s a great principle to live by.
It’s not just at the office. Maybe you’re at home, lifting three pans to get to the skillet you need. Maybe you find yourself shuffling knickknacks in order to dust the shelf they’re sitting on.
Without even thinking about it, we can double, triple or even quadruple the time needed to accomplish a task. And it all keeps adding up. At work. In the car. In the kitchen. In the closet. Going through work to get to work. We all do it, wasting time when we could be working and producing, or simply relaxing with the family.
The solution? First, take a morning, afternoon or evening and track your activities. How often are you going through work to get to your work? It’s my experience most people lose an hour a day to disorganization without even realizing it. Then take another day to reorganize and establish a system for your files and paperwork, your skillets, or whatever needs adjusting. And start small — a drawer, a desktop, or a cabinet. There are lots of great techniques out there on how to do it, including my own!
You’ll enjoy your home more, save your company a boatload of money, and give yourself more time to do the things you love doing the most.
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