Are You Happy At Work?

How a Clean + Organize Can Boost Productivity, Happiness At Work

Spring cleaning isn’t just something to do at home. Your workspace deserves a little TLC, too. And, office spring cleaning can help improve your performance at work and your reputation with your colleagues in the office.

The state or 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 time later.

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

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

Think about your future. What kind of office do you want the “future you” to work in? Be sure to build a workspace with that vision of yourself and your workspace in mind. You aren’t cleaning your office for your past — you’re doing it for the year ahead – keep that your mindset.

Ask yourself, what kind of a year do you want to have? A year better than last . . . Right? If you’re planning to take a class, set up a space to do that homework and projects. If you’re hoping to take on more clients, leave space in the filing cabinet. Having a clear 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 and 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 focus area for your needs. If you’re cleaning + organizing in 20-minute intervals, take it a drawer at a time. If you’re spending the afternoon working in the office, you can attack larger zones, like your entire desk, making sure you get all those little bags of oyster crackers you save from the cafe or lunchroom.

No matter how big or small your vision, the first step is to take a look at all of your items. Remove them from space/zone you’re working on so you can clean the area itself. (Don’t skip this step). Take the drawers out of your desk, for example. Trust us: the drawers are dirty and need to be cleaned. Don’t be surprised if you find that award you wanted to hang on the wall at the start of the millennial. Lastly, evaluate the items themselves to make decisions about what stays and what goes. Clean anything you’re keeping or donating. Finally, find a home for the items you’re holding on to.

Make sure that you have quick access to the things that you use most. And, 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, too. That way you can be sure that you’ll stay organized, even 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 level with a well-organized clean 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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We have 3 packages this month with discounts:

2 Hour Package – Clean + Organize Session $150 w/$20 discount

4 Hour Package – Clean + Organize Session $200 w/$30 discount

6 Hour Package – Clean + Organize Session $300 w/$40 discount

Transformation Happens when you Book your sessions before 6/22/2021 

Too busy with work, the kids, and everything else going on that you are unable to give your workspace the Clean + Organize it needs? How well you keep your workspace cleaned and organized has an effect on how your coworkers and customers think of you and your business.

Relax, Lifestyle by Design Clean + Organize Services has got your back!

We Offer:

  • Tools and supplies needed for your customizable clean + organize session
  • Ensuring every aspect of the office space is disinfected and sanitized
  • Reliable for weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly services
  • Flexible to accommodate your schedule

Call or email today for a FREE quote (860)961-6824 / envisionsdesigns@gmail.com

How a Time Policy Can Help Make Your Day At Work More Effective

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Time Policy Chart – (the times are only examples)

7:00am- 9:00am:    (Voicemail, Emails, In-Box Correspondence) *Fill in your own tasks
9:00am – 10:30am:  (Quiet Hour – Priority Tasks) *Fill in your own tasks
10:30am- 12noon:  (Appointments, Meetings, Calls, Correspondence) *Fill in your own tasks
12noon – 12 :30pm:  (Mail, Voice mail, Emails) *Fill in your own tasks
12:30pm-2 :00pm:  (Exercise – Lunch) *Fill in your own tasks
2:00pm – 4 :00pm:  (Appointments – Priority Tasks) *Fill in your own tasks
4 :00pm- 5 :00pm:  (Meetings, Assignments, Calls) *Fill in your own tasks

A Time Policy is a guide to be used in scheduling your tasks, appointments, meetings and other activities. It involves reserving certain Time Periods of the day for specific tasks and projects. The first thing you need to find out is what is your Prime-Time? Me, I’m a “morning person” – I can get most of my task done by 10:30 am. You need to create a policy that will utilize your prime time, and not set yourself up for failure by scheduling appointments, meetings, or making important calls during the times when you’re feeling sluggish. This makes your day more effective in several ways:

    1. The Routine = it will eventually become one . . . I promise – performing the same type of tasks at the same time each day reduces the brain’s “plan-time” – That time it normally takes to get to get your shit together and orient a plan to the task, the plan is already in place by your Time Policy.
    1. Natural Breaks – it allows you to make use of  the natural breaks in a day – use: coffee, lunch, quitting time as deadlines to prevent jobs expanding beyond the allotted time space.
  1. Meetings & Appointments – which tend to take twice as long as they should – A Time Policy  ensures that you use your prime time effectively for priority tasks and assignments.

So, go ahead and set-up your time policy – the first one I made was in 1998 it was written on a piece of 2″x 3″ notepad paper, I promised myself I would write out my time policy every morning (I am a morning person) for 21 days. . . the rest is history. You will have to experiment a few times before you finalize your own Time Policy, of course you can update at anytime according to your lifestyle and work career.

Let me know how it is working for you or if you need help to set up a time policy. If you’d like to schedule a 30+ minute consultation with me to learn how to create a Time Policy to help you use your time at work more effectively – Call me: (860)961.6824 or Email me: cchomeconcierge@gmail.com

Why Hire a Pro Organizer to Stage Your Home?

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If you’re planning on selling your home, you need to make sure it’s decluttered to appeal to the prospective buyers – a professional organizer can help with home staging. If you’re moving into a new home, downsizing the home, or even combining homes, it’s not worth it to pack up more stuff than you have to.

After you’ve gone through your belonging with a professional organizer, you can have a garage sale which the PO can help plan, setup, be there the day of sale, and take care of what is left from the garage sale by donation, goodwill or some other charity. It’s a great way to make some extra money. If the majority of your items are high-end items, you might consider selling them online for a nice profit with the help of a professional organizer.

Would you like to get organized? If you’d like to schedule a free consultation with me and learn how a Professional Organizer can help you get a less stressful life.

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

Clean It Up! Being Productive in The Office Starts With Cleaning and Organization

Okay, you can’t hire a Terry Tate to bring up productivity in your office, but you can hire a Cleaning & Organizing Service to bring efficiency and purpose to each area of your business.

What’s your biggest obstacle to productivity at work? For some people it’s the constant dings of smart phone notifications and emails; for others it’s distracting interruptions from co-workers. But for a lot of employees, the one thing that stands in the way of efficiency is simply not being able quickly find what they need to complete a task.

Being disorganized costs you time and money, people can spend hours looking for things in their office and on their computer, that they could be spending on work that’s making money for the business. Here are 10 Productivity Tips you can use at your office:

Productivity Tips

SOURCE: http://www.thecollegeprepster.com

Your office should be the cure to workplace stress – Not the cause

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

CC Home Concierge Company ~ Formerly https://envision-designs.com/service-package-price/

 

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Business Book List for 2017

These books are on my wish list at Amazon – I hoping they will make it to my Christmas list! Damn, that means I have to be good …..

What are your favorite business books? Are you reading one right now?