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How can you improve organisational skills?

28-Feb-2016 13:19:41 / by Nabeela D'Sa

Nabeela D'Sa

If your boss at work or family members at home see your desk littered with all kinds of stuff, then it’s likely you will often be asked to improve yourself. Better skills can help you improve yourself in many ways. It can help you improve productivity, reduce the amount of stress you face on a daily basis, and make a better impression on others.

The benefits of improved organisational skills are beyond doubt, but the question is, how to improve yourself and experience change for the better?

Tips For Improving Your Organisational Skills

The fastest way to a more organized desk and life is to categorize all your clutter and keep things in categories instead of in random locations that you may forget about. When you have created 6-8 categories, select a place on your desk or in the room for each category. If necessary, get a filing cabinet or other storage space.

Once you have created a dedicated space for each category, start putting items into the category space to which it belongs. Once you have done this for all your things, take a look around the room. Now your entire workspace and the whole room will be stunningly neat and organized. If you need a specific item, you don’t have to look around the whole room, wondering where you put it or used it last. You go straight to the category space for that item, and you’ll find it in its proper place.

Of course, it works a lot better when you take the trouble to return items to their category space after using it. Taking this trouble to keep items in their proper place is how you improve yourself. Do this for a few days, and you’ll get into the habit. That’s how you experience change for the better without any effort at all.

Labeling and Filing Tips to Improve Organisational Skills

Creating category spaces is an effective organisational tool, but you can do a lot better if you make use of labeling and filing tools. So if you have a separate filing cabinet for all your bills and receipts, it would work exceedingly well if you had labeled files for each month kept by order of date. So if you wanted to look for a bill or receipt for a specific date, you go to the filing cabinet that contains the bills and receipts, and pull out the file for that month. After you’re done, put the file back in its proper place. Following such habits are the only organizational skills you need to improve yourself. 

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Nabeela D'Sa

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