Happiness is a Clutter Free Desk

July 6, 2010 at 6:26am


To pile or to file? An age old question with no right answer. In our
recent Pile it On!  post we offered tips for the nearly half of all American employees who
organize paper by piling.

But what of the other half? The 50 percent who need a clean desk and
carefully filed papers to achieve maximum productivity and serenity?

You know who you are. You know your way around an accordion folder and
can conjure up your tax returns from 1987 or last month's quarterly report
within moments. You own a label maker. You are a filer. And you're good at it!
But could you be better?

Recent Convert

If you're relatively new to the organization game or if you're
filer/piler hybrid seeking to quit piling tendencies, we've assembled some
useful resources for quick and simple filing strategies. See how your system
stacks up.

Filing Maven

You have your strategy down. Color coding and categorizing is second
nature. You find filing fun and organizing cathartic. You are not alone!

The blogosphere is full of talented and informative organizing mavens.
Tap into their wisdom and consider sharing your own. We've compiled a short
list of some of the best of the breed organizing blogs:


Clean desk devotees, as you maintain your filing
systems, keeping clutter successfully at bay, remember the words of humorist
Robert Orben, "Happiness is a very small desk and a very big wastebasket." 

Do you have special tips for keeping your desk clutter
free? Is there a blog that you follow for organizing advice? Share your
thoughts here and on the Beyond Folders Community's Facebook
and Twitter pages.

by Carly Fadako