Here's an acronym to keep your desk functioning as a work space, not a storage space.
Go through mail daily. This prevents paper pile-up.
Use the RAFT acronym for dealing with incoming paper.
R = Refer it to someone else (your spouse, your co-worker, etc.).
A= Take action on it. Pay the bill, make the phone call.
F = File it.
T = Toss/Recycle it.
If you'd like some help from someone who is more easy going than Bertha, but also professional
Contact Eleanor: 917-499-7395 or ETraubman@aol.com
Eleanor will help you to:
• Kick clutter’s A** !!!
• Streamline desks and closets
• Implement simple routines and systems to deal with mail and school/work papers
• Spend less time looking for stuff and more time hanging out with family & friends
• Live the motto “A place for everything and everything in its place”
A professional organizer since 1999, Eleanor helps busy New York women de-clutter and make better use of desks, closets, filing systems, and more. She has been featured in The New York Times; Time Out New York; The Brooklyn Paper; Park Slope Parents; Family Circle; The Sun Times Chronicle; and Fitness. Eleanor is also a Editor-In-Chief of Creative Times.