When it comes to getting organized, office supplies are an admin’s best friends. I know it doesn’t take much encouragement to get admins to go office supply shopping. For most of us, it’s one of the fun parts of the job because we’re always looking for the latest and greatest tools to make our jobs easier.
Throughout the years, I’ve learned that it’s great to rely on old organization standbys that work consistently, like file folders. However, as I learned more about how my unique style for managing time and space, I realized the most effective file folder style for me is a clear, poly folder that I can see through. Instead of horizontal stacking trays to keep things visible and accessible, I now use vertical file sorters. These simple tweaks to my organizing systems have made a huge difference. If something isn’t working for you as well as it used to, research some new options. One thing that helped me was taking the Time and Space Style Inventory (TSSI ™) created by Sane Spaces. It helped me identify my unique style and pin point the best tools to help me be successful in keeping myself organized.
There are a lot of organization tools out there that can make your admin life easier. But it takes time to test them out and find the ones that work for you. So this week, on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages, we’re offering you some tips on organization resources we like and use. Also, if you have recommendations for tools that work for you (office supplies, apps, software, etc.), please tell us! If we get enough responses, we’ll compile a list and share it with you!
Supporting your administrative success,
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