First, find a safe space to work.
Offices where you have to go to work are only good if you’re the boss. If you have an office at home, you’re very lucky. An office is a great place to get organised, and it’s even an ok place to be a bit disorganised and still look pretty cool at the same time.
If you had an office at home but can’t remember where you left it/where it is, hmm, not so good, but on the plus side, you know it’s there somewhere. All you need to do is find it.
I’m being flippant – one needs to treat these situations with humour, or they become overwhelming. To return to the subject, an office is a wonderful place to start getting yourself organised.
So pull on your organising trousers and let’s fix this. Maybe you have a spare bedroom, or a spare bed, or a spare table (a trestle/decorator’s table will do), maybe even a garage floor (but beware of dust). Any big space like this will help you to sort stuff out into piles of
- stuff you need
- stuff you don’t need
- stuff you aren’t sure about
You may even be able to sort it further, like specific bill types – but if you want to work fast and efficiently, stick with these three piles first.
This all assumes you have such rooms or organising spaces available. If you read this and think ‘Hm, I can’t find a useable office space like Neil suggests’, then your problem is a bit more sticky, and you might want to give someone like me a call. It’s a bit like unravelling a badly packed bundle of Christmas lights, and at those times it helps to have a second person to help out.
Give me a call on 07985 490 810 and find out how I can help.
Don’t let the clutter boss you about. Boss your clutter!