Being organized is an important basic skill for your success. If you are looking for some tips on how to get there. Consider the following:
Sort through and eliminate the unnecessary / Ruthlessly eliminate what you don’t need
- Reduce the time lost looking for an item by reducing the number of unnecessary items.
- Reduce the chance of distraction by unnecessary items.
- Increase the amount of available, useful space.
- Increase safety by eliminating obstacles and clutter.
Put all your necessary items in the optimal place for fulfilling their function. In other words, “A place for everything and everything in its place.”
- Arrange your work space in a manner that your most frequently used items are in close proximity, in an easy to reach spot and in a logical order adapted to the work performed.
- Place components according to their uses, with the frequently used components being nearest to your work space.
- Arrange all necessary items so that they can be easily selected for use. Make it easy to find and pick up necessary items.
- Assign fixed locations for items. Use clear labels, marks or hints so that items are easy to return to the correct location and so that it is easy to spot missing items.
- Do not limit this work to your physical work space. Your electronic space must be as rigorously organized.
Clean your work space and equipment on a daily basis, or at another appropriate (high frequency) interval. Inspect your work space and equipment while you clean them.
Create a recurring task on your prioritized daily task list to stay organized. Getting organized is not an event. Instead, it is an ongoing process. At least monthly, take a fresh eye, objective look at your spaces (and ensure that they are improving).
Just my opinion. What do you think? Let me know in the comments.
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