Getting Rid of Clutter

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Published on November 20, 2008

Author: mmcgervey

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PowerPoint Presentation: © 2008 M.R. McGervey & Associates. All rights reserved. Getting Rid of Clutter Easy to create – and not that difficult to eliminate! PowerPoint Presentation: © 2008 M.R. McGervey & Associates. All rights reserved. Clutter can happen anywhere… But most often it can be seen on your desk or primary workspace. So, let’s focus there. PowerPoint Presentation: © 2008 M.R. McGervey & Associates. All rights reserved. What is clutter? When unrelated mail, files, notes, and other documents are jumbled together and stacked in piles. PowerPoint Presentation: © 2008 M.R. McGervey & Associates. All rights reserved. What is clutter? When unrelated mail, files, notes, and other documents are jumbled together and stacked in piles. It’s the visible evidence of inner disorganization. PowerPoint Presentation: © 2008 M.R. McGervey & Associates. All rights reserved. What is clutter? When unrelated mail, files, notes, and other documents are jumbled together and stacked in piles. It’s the visible evidence of inner disorganization. When documents related to a single project are spread all over your work space – that is NOT clutter! PowerPoint Presentation: © 2008 M.R. McGervey & Associates. All rights reserved. Why does clutter happen? I don’t have time to deal with this right now. PowerPoint Presentation: © 2008 M.R. McGervey & Associates. All rights reserved. Why does clutter happen? I don’t have time to deal with this right now. I might need to refer to this later and will need to find it quickly. PowerPoint Presentation: © 2008 M.R. McGervey & Associates. All rights reserved. Why does clutter happen? I don’t have time to deal with this right now. I might need to refer to this later and will need to find it quickly. I’m not sure where to put it. PowerPoint Presentation: © 2008 M.R. McGervey & Associates. All rights reserved. How to FASE Out Clutter! Using Alan Lakien’s well-known principle … Handle each piece of paper only once. PowerPoint Presentation: © 2008 M.R. McGervey & Associates. All rights reserved. How to F ASE Out Clutter! Handle each piece of paper only once. File it - if you don’t need it immediately. Get it off your workspace and into a file folder. Note when you will need it and were it is filed in your day timer . PowerPoint Presentation: © 2008 M.R. McGervey & Associates. All rights reserved. How to F A SE Out Clutter! Handle each piece of paper only once. Act on it – Add it to today’s To Do list . If it will require considerale time to complete, schedule a block of time in your day planner. Review your To Do list at the end of the day. Anything not completed should be moved to tomorrow. PowerPoint Presentation: © 2008 M.R. McGervey & Associates. All rights reserved. How to FA S E Out Clutter! Handle each piece of paper only once. Sent it – Determine whether someone else should or would like to act on it. If so, send it on. PowerPoint Presentation: © 2008 M.R. McGervey & Associates. All rights reserved. How to FAS E Out Clutter! Handle each piece of paper only once. Eliminate it – Everything (yes everything!) that is left can be thrown out. Your goal is to leave your desk clean at the end of each day. PowerPoint Presentation: © 2008 M.R. McGervey & Associates. All rights reserved. Applying FASE to E-Mail The biggest problem is junk, or SPAM, email. You can try all kinds of filters to block those messages – but many will still will get through. So … - Go through and immediately delete uninvited messages. - Glance at the Subject line and first sentence or two. It will only take a few minutes each morning to prevent SPAM from accumulating. PowerPoint Presentation: © 2008 M.R. McGervey & Associates. All rights reserved. F ASE out the rest … File it – Either place in folders in your e-mail program or print and place in regular file folders. PowerPoint Presentation: © 2008 M.R. McGervey & Associates. All rights reserved. F A SE out the rest … File it – Either place in folders in your e-mail program or print and place in regular file folders. Act on it – Print for further action or respond using the “Reply” feature. PowerPoint Presentation: © 2008 M.R. McGervey & Associates. All rights reserved. FA S E out the rest … Send it – Use the “Forward” or “Redirect” features. PowerPoint Presentation: © 2008 M.R. McGervey & Associates. All rights reserved. FAS E out the rest … Send it – Use the “Forward” or “Redirect” features. Eliminate it – This is the easy one! Delete the message. Your e-mail program has a “Deleted Items” folder which should be emptied periodically. PowerPoint Presentation: © 2008 M.R. McGervey & Associates. All rights reserved. Out of clutter find simplicity. Albert Einstein PowerPoint Presentation: © 2008 M.R. McGervey & Associates. All rights reserved. Mike McGervey (336) 430-0927 Website Design – SEO – Internet Marketing Coaching Harness the power of the Internet to grow your business. www.webcoach4u.com mike@webcoach4u.com

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