How a Clean + Organize Office Can Boost Productivity & Happiness

We’ve all been there . . . you meet a new business colleague at the local networking event held monthly at a cafe down the street from your office. Then, as murphy’s law would have it you receive an email from them the next day that says “I have a few minutes today to stop by your office and tour your company”. You want to answer the email with much enthusiasm but as you look around your office you see piles on top of piles of clutter, your happiness is deflated like a balloon. 

Spring cleaning isn’t just something to do at home. Your workspace deserves a little TLC, too. Office spring cleaning can help improve your performance at work, it’s the reason for the smile on your face every day . . . it’s not what your coworkers think the smile is for!

The mood of your workspace has a big impact on the way you do your job. You’ll save a lot of time and energy if your things are tidy and easy to find. Investing in the process now will save you mucho time later.

“For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.” – Benjamin Franklin

FOCUS ON WHERE YOU’RE GOING, NOT WHERE YOU’VE BEEN

Picture this, the “future you” – What kind of space do you want to work in?

Be sure to build a workspace with that vision of “you” in your workspace in mind. You aren’t cleaning your office for your past — you’re doing it for your future – keep that your mindset.

Ask yourself this, what kind of a year do you want to have? 

A year better than last . . . Right? If you’re planning to take on projects, set up a space to work on those projects. Having a vision for the future of your office or business is clearly essential.

“Clutter is nothing more than postponed decisions.”  ~ Barbara Hemphill 

HAVE A PLAN

Cleaning + organizing is a process. And, that process starts by taking everything out of the area or what I call ZONES you’re working on.

Redesign the area for your needs. If you’re doing clean + organize in small intervals, take it a drawer at a time. If you’re spending the afternoon working on your office, you can attack larger zones, like your entire desk, making sure you get all those little bags of oyster crackers you’ve been saving from the lunchroom . . . I know, I know! 

This is one area where size doesn’t matter in any vision, the first step is to take a look at all of your items. Remove them from the zone you’re working on so you can clean the area too. (please don’t skip this step). Take the drawers out of your desk. Trust us: the drawers are dirty and need to be cleaned. Don’t be surprised if you find that award you wanted to hang since the start of the millennial. 

Take a last look at the items to make decisions about what stays and what goes bye-bye. Clean anything you’re keeping or donating. Now, find a home for the items you’re holding on to…. Every item needs a functional home, if one doesn’t exist create one.

Make sure that you have quick access to the things that you use most. Group things together into categories to help you stay organized in the future. Having a small area designated for papers or other things that need to be put away at the end of the workday can be helpful especially when you’re in a rush and things get extra busy at work.

Spring Is In The Air! ♫♪♫♪

Increase your productivity and lower your stress with a clean + organize office. Then you’ll have more time to stop and smell the flowers and enjoy all the good things that spring brings ~ Like the opening of local wineries!

    Peace ♥ Harmony

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Meaning Behind The Meal

“Why is this night different from all other nights?” This is a question that is asked by the youngest member of a Jewish family (or the American housecleaner…Me!) at the Passover Seder. On Passover, it’s considered the family duty to retell the story of the exodus out of Egypt when God “passed over” the homes of the Israelites during the last of the 10 plagues.

Each of the six items on the Seder plate have a specific meaning in regards to the story of Passover.

  1. Maror: These are the bitter herbs, meant to symbolize the harshness the Jews were treated with when they were slaves in Egypt. Red horseradish is often used for this.
  2. Charoset: This is a mixture of apples, wine, walnuts and cinnamon and is used to represent the bricks and mortar used by the Hebrews to build the pyramids.
  3. Karpas: A vegetable, often celery, is used to represent hope and renewal. The karpas is dipped in salt water before eaten to represent the tears of the Jews when they were slaves.
  4. Zeroah: The shank bone on the plate symbolizes the Pascal Lamb whose blood was painted on the doors of the Israelites so that God would pass over the homes during the 10th plague (slaying of the firstborn).
  5. Beitzah: The hardboiled egg represents the circle of life.
  6. Matzo: Three pieces of matzo are stacked on a separate plate. The middle matzo is broken and one half of it is put aside as the afikomen, which the father will hide and have the children search for in return for a prize (or the children hide it and have the father search in some homes). The other half of the broken matzo will be used to make a Hillel sandwich, which includes the maror and charoset.

I believe if you’re going to have people trust you to come into their homes and businesses, you need to respect their cultural traditions that make their lives “make sense” to them, along with giving them a connection with their family and friends of their cultural background. We can learn so much from each other if we would open our hearts first and then our minds.

Our minds are like parachutes, they mean nothing if they don’t open!

Peace ♥ Harmony

Cheryl XO

Sunday Blessings

Time is a Blessing (2)

Nothing but a Wisp of Fog

James 4:13-15 The Message (MSG)

13-15 I now have a word for you who brashly announce. “Today—at the latest, tomorrow—we’re off to such and such a city for the year. We’re going to start a business and make a lot of money.” You don’t know the first thing about tomorrow. You’re nothing but a wisp of fog, catching a brief bit of sun before disappearing. Instead, make it a habit to say, “If the Master wills it and we’re still alive, we’ll do this or that.”

Dr. Seuss wrote, “How did it get late so soon?” The older you get, the quicker time passes.  The older you get, the more you understand the seasons of time, the qualities of time which have made up your life…years of struggle, moments of pure joy, seconds of pure terror, and vast stretches of boredom. I remember when summers seemed to last forever.

More than smartphones, computers, and tablets, the clock is the most addictive and controlling technological device we own today.  In our culture, we learn lessons about the time along the way, like, “time is money,” and “wasted time is wasted opportunity.”  We are are a culture that has found time so abundant we could kill it when we thought we had too much, with thinking like “I had some time to kill.”

Does the clock tell us what is most important in life, does it tell us that it is the time of beginning or end?  That now is the time to break or reconcile? The time to rebuild or break down?  We need to realize that the clock does not answer these questions. The ways and wonders of time are much more complicated, much deeper, much more sacred than we assume. It takes inner wisdom, cultivated purposefully and in quiet, deep spaces to learn how to really tell time.

Let’s spend our Time and Energy being creative, being kind, being an asset to your community and family. And, not worrying, not being fearful, not being pity and not listening and joining into the negativity. Be the Stewardship of Your Time!

 

It’s More Than A Lavish Luxury

 

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 A cost-effective solution, our team can serve as a personal small business concierge that makes phone calls, arrange travel or other bookings, provide internet research or complete to-do lists. 

As part of a growing trend of outsourcing business tasks, small business concierges are playing an important role in today’s business workplace by providing cost-saving benefits to businesses and individuals. 

Concierges can perform many of the same services as office-based employees but without the associated costs such as payroll tax, worker’s compensation, superannuation, sick, and other leave, or training, office space, cell phone, etc. 

The list is endless; just let us know what your goals are and we can create a customized program to suit your business needs. 

Please communicate the details – the more specific information from you helps to ensure the fastest and most accurate response possible. Feel free to contact Cheryl @  CC Home Concierge Co. to schedule a 30-minute complimentary consultation at (860)961-6824.

 

#FactFridays

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5 benefits to being Organized:

It can boost your energy
It can lead to better eating habits
It can improve your sleep habits
It can reduce stress and make you happier
It can lower your heart attack risks

While we’ve all heard the traditional benefits of being organized, such as its ability to help up feel more productive or clarity. Now we can see there are a few bona fide health benefits as well. With this in mind, I’m off to organize my closet, and I hope you’ll be doing the same, too!

Peace Harmony & Well-being!

XO Cheryl

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Peace Harmony & Happy Building!

XO Cheryl

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Here’s What You Need To Know Before Lighting Up!

burn sage 2 The year is half over. Are you keeping up with your awareness of the energy in your living and workspaces?

If you feel that it’s a good idea to be “out with the old” or even time to create space for something new, clear the invisible energies to allow the newness in.

One of my favorite space-clearing rituals is a sage burning. Give it a try!

Here’s what you need and how to do it:

  1. Sage is a potent plant, and burning it is a powerful ritual: Burning sage (aka, “smudging” or “sage-ing”) is a ritual used to cleanse space or the environment from negative energy, to generate wisdom and clarity, and promote healing. The intention is everything with this ritual, so before you light up, ask yourself what you’re trying to purify, and/or heal from or release—inside you or in your space.
  2. Burning sage has roots in Native American tradition: Many cultures follow burning practices; Catholics burn frankincense in their churches, Asian cultures burn incense, and native Amazonians burn Palo Santo. The word “sage” in Latin (salvia) translates “to heal” and it’s also a word we use in our American culture to describe a wise person. In Chinese medicine, we use the Salvia root (known as “Dan Shen” in pinyin) to cool people off, soothe irritability, and calm the spirit.
  3. Sage variety matters less: White sage is preferable but any sage wand (sage wrapped by twine in a bundle to make a stick) will do. It’s really about The intention. You can order them online, or a buy sage at Walmart – Even Whole Foods carries them now!
  4. The best time to smudge…is whenever you feel like your intuition is telling you to: Favorable times to smudge are when you first move into a new home or office. “At my home office, I do it between projects and also between chapters of my book”. Another good time to smudge is on a Full moon to cleanse and purify.
Stay tuned to Part 2 of this blog

Peace Harmony & Happy Sage-ing!

XO Cheryl

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