For many people, a new year means changes for the better. People make goals to lose weight or be more active or read more so they can improve in the ways they wish to improve for the year. You may have similar goals for your business. Do you have a stack of papers that needs to be looked at somewhere in the corner of your office? Or, do you just wish your space wasn’t so cluttered? Maybe you are hoping to be more organized this year so your business can grow to its full potential.
Organization does not come easily to most people. Only about 10% of the population are natural organizers. But it’s not hard for the other 90% to learn how to become more organized. Here are some tips that you may find useful.
Don’t expect perfection from the beginning.
Many people have a challenging time starting on an organization project unless they know it will be finished perfectly by the time it’s done. The problem with this is that perfection doesn’t happen right away. Organization skills take practice and you may never be a perfect organizer. But, if you are trying to work on it, you are having more success than those that are not doing anything.
Sort your business(and personal space) like a grocery store.
Any store that you walk into has some sort of order to it. A grocery store has sections for each category and then has subcategories within those categories. This helps people find what they need quickly and efficiently. If you organize your space in the same way, you will be able to find whatever you are looking for quickly and efficiently as well. This eliminates the stress that comes with searching for something we know we have but we don’t know where it is.
Start with something small and then move on to bigger things.
It may be overwhelming to see how much needs to be done to get to the level of organization you are looking for. Start with something small like a drawer and then make a list of other things you want to get organized. Maybe make a goal to work on one thing per week or per month.
Make sure you have the right tools.
To organize a space, it’s helpful to have the right tools. A grocery store uses shelves and bins. A home requires cupboards and closets and dressers. Figure out what you need. Try to make what you already have work. But remember, it will take time and that’s ok as long as you are working toward your goals. If you are looking for the best way to organize your finances, National Processing can help with that too. We have the tools to keep track of your transactions and help your business run smoothly. Let us know what you need the most for your business and we will do our absolute best to get it for you.
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Posted on Jan 16, 2020