Happy 2023 everyone! Have you made your new year’s resolutions? If one of them is to be more organized in your business life this post is for you! Here are some ideas so you can be successful at keeping your resolution this year!
First of all, identify what needs to be more organized. Is it your home office? Or your company office? Do you need to organize your computer files or physical files? Or how about all of the above? I thought so…
Second, divide and conquer. Go around and write down a list of everything you need to organize. If it’s a large project, like organizing your entire home office, break it down into smaller workable parts. Crossing off things on your to-do list will be immensely satisfying.
Third, use the magic of calendar blocking. By setting aside a specific time for decluttering and organizing, you’re more likely to focus on actions that will help you get organized. You’ll stop expending energy trying to figure out when is the best time to declutter because you’ll already have made space in your schedule for doing it. Read all about how and why calendar blocking is a must for small business owners here.
Fourth, digitize your filing system. This can be a big project, one that you may want to outsource to a virtual assistant, but it’s the right move in the long run. You are going to want to digitize all your receipts, tax documents, and business-related paperwork. No more sorting and sifting through piles of paper for you! Digitizing your files will save you time, which will free you up to focus on more important things, like upscaling your business!
Fifth, develop a system for staying organized. Identify problem areas and work on ways to keep them in check. The previous idea is a great way to keep paperwork organized. Is your office space cluttered? Ask yourself why that is. Maybe you don’t have enough space to put things. Brainstorm why it’s not organized and what the solution could be. Maybe you need a bigger desk or a bookshelf? The solution to staying organized is there, you just need to identify it.
And lastly, everything needs to have its place. One thing that often prevents business owners from staying organized is simply not having a clear and thought-out location for every item they need to run their business. Just knowing where to go for a certain item and where a certain item belongs goes a long way toward your new year’s resolution to start the year with a clean slate. Having a place for everything is the backbone of an organized business.
I hope all these ideas will help you to reach your new year’s resolution. And if the task is just too big, or you want to invest in a time saving virtual assistant. Reach out, we would be happy to help https://lifebydesignvs.com/.