Simplified 365: The Office - Day 29: Office Style & Decor

Simplified 365: The Office - Day 29: Office Style & Decor

Today, let’s think about about the style and decor of your office.  I don’t know about you, but having a pulled together, calming place in which to do my work makes it that much more enjoyable.  We aren’t talking a complete remodel of your office, but maybe a few items that would give it a professional, stylish look.  Think a matching stapler and pencil holder with a few plants and a piece of art you like, or a fresh coat of paint for the walls.  

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Simplified 365: The Office - Day 28: Label Makers

Simplified 365: The Office - Day 28: Label Makers

Label makers are indispensable.  I honestly don’t know why I waited until the 4th month of this journey to mention them. If you’ve had a hard time communicating with family members where exactly things go in the house, this is your tool. The same premise can be be accomplished with a Sharpie, tape and some notecards.  Regardless, labeling things can help everyone keep everything neatly organized. 

In the office specifically, I like using the label maker to make file folder labels.  This gives them all a uniform look.  

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Simplified 365: The Office - Day 27: Physical Inbox

Simplified 365: The Office - Day 27: Physical Inbox

Hopefully you’ve made a good dent in your emails!  Today, let’s talk a bit about having a physical inbox.  Though we’ve spent a good deal of time this month talking about what to file or toss, we haven’t walked through the most efficient way to manage those keeps that don’t need filing. 

I’d like for you to set up a “paper station” somewhere near whatever door your mail enters the house from.  If it tends to pile up on a table or sideboard, set up the station there.  Once you’re in the habit, consider moving the paper station to your office, but for now, this:

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