16 Quick & Easy Ways to Be More Organised at Work
- Set up folders & subfolders so that you can save downloads quickly and easily, and so that your Downloads folder doesn’t overflow with files you’ve never opened, or can’t find.
- Spend 5 minutes deleting your blurry, unusable photos (and another 5 mins for your phone!)
- Clean out your social media images folder of all images that no longer match your branding. Move them into a superseded folder.
- Rationalize the apps and software programs that you’ve downloaded but never used. If you’ve downloaded it for ‘just-in-case’ delete it – you can access it when you ‘need-it-now’.
- Spend 5 minutes tidying your Inbox once a week.
Sort by name (
Hold down Shift and click to select the top & bottom range & delete
- Spend 5 minutes once a week unsubscribing to the newsletters you haven’t opened in 3 months
- Set up folders to help you file your emails
- Spend 5 mins filing your emails
Note: If you have A LOT of emails to file, just doing 5 minutes a week, or regularly will really help with the overwhelm. Once you start, you will feel a lot better. 🙂
- Close the tabs on your browser (they’re taking up space in your brain & your computer!)
- Use the Bookmark Manager and Toolbar to keep regular
webpagesaccessible with one click (and also saves having too many tabs open)
- Use Asana or Trello to document a regular process/ system (do this regularly and you’ll end up with an Operations Hub!)
- Set up the web clipper on your browser (and phone, if that helps) to instantly save, file and tag information/ pages/ images to Evernote
- Delete social media & email notifications. They just distract you and make every task take longer. Assign time to work in email & social media to avoid the
multi-taskinghabits that can come with responding to every ping.
- Set up your daily schedule and appointments/tasks in Asana, and link it to your calendar, so that you can keep your task management, systems and schedule all linked.
- Tidy your desk once a week (more if you need to!)
- Use Evernote to brain dump your notes, reminders, ideas etc – it’s much more reliable than your brain, and doesn’t fill up like a notebook!