March Week 1 - Home Office

"This is my experience on using the New York Times best seller, "One Year To An Organized Life" by Regina Leeds to enhance my quality of life and establish lifestyle routines. I admire her take on getting organized one week and one area at a time because I thrive on achieving little accomplishments in moments. I hope this inspires you to get the book, follow along, and establish your own lifestyle routines as well!" - Cheli Njoku/The Cheli Experience LLC



The month of March screams TAX SEASON!


UGH!


I would list "do my taxes" under Pulling Weeds in "My Next 90 days Planner" because it's one of my least favorite task to accomplish yet absolutely necessary. The author makes a series of statements in the beginning of the chapter and asks which one we are most likely to relate to. For me it was this statement -


"The minute I see legal paper of any kind, I become immobilized. I just don't deal with it"


True story. Financial and legal paperwork are my krypton and my go to response is to procrastinate.



The author also points out how March being identified as Tax Season also triggers the need to organize paper work and perfect that filing system and record keeping within your home office. So, I must confess, I did not read ahead to see that Home Office was the focus for March when I chose to update it in my bedroom for the Month of February. It's all serendipity. I'm either a step ahead or right on track with the author. That's what has me so engaged and willing to go thru with this experience. This journey- It's feels so perfectly destined.


So back to Home Office organization - how much paperwork should one hold on to and for how long?


The author gives valuable tips in the book on how to discern what paper work to hold on to and how long to hold on to specific paperwork. **Always check with an expert on the best action to take per specific item**



This month's task: set up a filing system. I started on this last October so my goal has been to maintain. Sometimes I fall back into the habit of creating little piles of paper here and there to address later. I'm working on breaking the habit by designating one day out of the week (a weed pulling day) to address the piles and discard/file accordingly. My hope is to end up NEVER making piles again.



My Filing System - Heavy Duty Accordion Folders


Jesus be an organizational coach. Amen.


I hope to gain more knowledge and discipline in the month of March with organizing paperwork, time management, delegation, and self mastery.


What are your hopes for the month of March in regards to your home office space? Please share in comments!

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