July is OFFICE Month!
Hope you had time to unplug and do something FUN this holiday weekend!
We’ve had a great week here at Jane Antonovich Designs--Janice (super-fab photographer) and I spent a morning taking photos of a couple of completed Feng Shui projects--can’t wait to show you--here she is, in ACTION!
Also...Kelly (right hand woman) got Stephanie organized for her big move to New York, Linda’s garage is nearly clear of all (ahem…) “unnecessary items” and Amy and I worked on finalizing her living room design. Dan, our wallpaper superhero is heading to her house today on his motorcycle to measure for her entry and Master Bedroom paper.
Whew--and that was only the tip of the iceberg!
If you’re following--every month this year we are focusing on a different area of your home.
Catch up here:
Jan--Master Suite Apr--Linen Closet
Feb--Kitchen May--Kids Stuff
Mar--Family Room June - The Garage
Today, let’s get your office organized!
Get ready for your organizing sessions this month by gathering bags or boxes for throw, recycle, donate and shred categories. Turn the damn phone off :) Set the timer for 30 minutes and GO!
BTW, we could make this easy--I’m a HUGE fan of Marie Kondo’s advice on the subject of PAPER:
“Throw it all away.”
There! Now you have time to go to the beach, bake berry crumble or meditate.
IF, however, you can’t go for it all at once OR if the thought of that TERRIFIES you--here is your plan for July:
Week #1: YOUR DESK
Weeks #2 and #3: THE PAPERS!
Piles of papers and/or your file cabinet--usually stuck and stuffed with old and irrelevant items--are the nemesis of most offices.
Think very carefully about what you believe you NEED to keep.
Scanning is also a wonderful option for certain documents and with free scan apps available (TurboScan is my favorite), it’s as easy as taking a picture and sending a pdf to yourself for a virtual file.
Be Ruthless! This is a place where you can create a HUGE shift.
I am going out on a limb…
Consider that you may only need ONE small file drawer to keep your most important records--the ones with an embossed seal, like your passport :)
Week #4 Shelves/Closets/Cupboards
Think through your most irritating office dilemma...
One of my clients said, “It’s the smattering of stuff all over the house that needs to be filed--child’s immunization records, car insurance cards, my new work license.”
Once your office is clear, please take time to celebrate! Dance, Sing, Green Tea and Chocolate? (I’m sure you have your own version!)
Now you have a place that supports your work and your life. A place to get things done and be creative without distraction!
Next, we can go further with a gorgeous Feng Shui design to keep the chi moving UP, UP, UP! A fresh coat of paint? Upgraded art for the walls? A comfortable desk chair?
Let me know if you would like support in any phase of your office uplevel journey--Kelly and I are here for you!
Lots of Love,
Bring a friend, join us at the DreamBank--ALWAYS a lot of fun + Door Prizes!
Register early, space is limited!
Janice Laufenberg and Me (taking a picture of her!)
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