For years (and I mean years) I never kept scissors at my desk. I kept them in the kitchen. So every time I needed to cut something ... well you get the picture.
I'm not sure why I never put a pair of scissors in my drawer - I had several in the kitchen. I just didn't.
Until one day at my favorite store (Target), I remembered and bought an inexpensive pair of scissors. Problem solved for under $3.00.
Today's tip for organizing your office is to keep your workspace fully stocked with all the products you need to be efficient and effective. Plus, keep a back up of those items you use most.
Since I like a clutter-free desktop, all my necessities are in a drawer. However, I also like to store things in pretty boxes, baskets and shelves. Be creative in "hiding" your stapler and tape. It really does help you work more effectively when your desktop is clean.
Here are some things you might want to keep handy:
Thank you notes/stamps
Pens and pencils
Paper clips/binder clips
Start your own list and go to your favorite store this weekend!
By the way, I'm headed out in 5 minutes to go to the huge Atlanta Gift Show called America's Mart. I'll be shopping for our online store http://www.roselanecottage.com/. In 2008 we are expanding our line of decorative home office products. Yippee! I can't wait. If you happen to be there too, let me know.
If you think about it, please pray for me and my son Dylan who is going with me. I'm not crazy about flying and there are storms in Georgia.
In His Love,