I feel like January is a great time for New Years Resolutions – get in shape, eat healthy, stay on-top of your finances, etc. but we all know that those generally fall by the wayside once February rolls around. For me, the gym seems like a hassle to go to, fast food is tempting when I’m pressed for time and finances can be a headache when they start to build up.
However, I love that the new year is a time for a fresh start! Its a time to start thinking about what is important in your life and what you need to declutter from your life. Now that February is here and the holidays have died down, its a good opportunity to look around your office space and think about what you need to organize. Whether its tidying up your desk or purchasing new items to help you organize, you have to make the effort to declutter your office space. I feel very strongly that an organized office space increases your efficiency and makes you look more professional.
I tend to day dream about the perfect home-office setting and mine would look something like this:
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I’d love to be the proud owner of that office space, but sadly, my home-office looks more cluttered than I would like to admit. Time gets the best of me during busy season and its hard to keep everything in its place. I am a huge fan of office supplies though and could spend hours in a store deciding what decor I want to use for my desk, which file folders are going to best for all my bills, etc. At a time like this, I need to a professional opinion on what I should and should not have on or at my desk, so I consulted a personal finance expert, Farnoosh Torabi, for her help with organizing my home-office.
If you are not familiar with Farnoosh, I would urge you to seek her out. She has an awesome website and is a well known for her books called Psych Yourself Rich and You’re So Money. She has been generous enough to help me with tips for organizing my home-office space and I would love to share those tips with you as well!
In addition, to ensure that we all are organized this year, one lucky reader will win a $25 gift card to Office Depot, redeemable through in-store or online purchases. Hopefully, you will use the gift card to organize your home-office space with some of the great suggestions that Farnoosh shared with us! In order to enter the contest, please leave a comment and share a tip that you have used that has helped you with keeping your home-office organized. I will randomly choose a winner on Friday, February 25th at 12pm EST and contact you via email (which will not show up on the comment section). I’d like to thank Office Depot and Farnoosh Torabi for their sponsorship of this gift card!
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