Friday, April 04, 2008

Clean Desk Day

The Dilbert strip had been running this theme all last week about Carol's cluttered desk; and it inspired me to do something about the piles of loose papers on my desk.

So this morning I pulled out from the stationary cabinet 5 fresh new plastic folders to file away all papers. I spent some quality time setting a strategy for the filing, naming files, and putting markers & seperators in them. I even colour coded them (all pink separators have status reports, all green separators have pending issues and so on). I feel a sense of accomplishment. Setting up the organising strategy is half the battle won, isn't it?

Now all I need to do is go through those piles & put each paper in its right place. Hmmm. Maybe tomorrow? Err, tomorrow after lunch? On second thoughts, maybe I'll give myself till end of next week?

14 comments:

Fighter Jet said...

:)
Nice effort and strategy :))

Radha said...

Fighter Jet,
Moments of inspiration are so short-lived! :)

666 said...

ha ha .. I am horrible with my paperwork. According to me, when I am very busy having the papers scattered around expedites my work. And then when pressure eases, I become too lazy and hata sawaan ki ghata so never arrange them.

G-Man said...

I got a shelf at the office today but i don't feel like setting it up.

Now, wheres that intern!!

J said...

Lol @ the strip.

Next week.. sounds like a plan :P All the best.

kaya said...

Radha 2 seconds of your time. visit my blog now. Pls.

Radha said...

666,
hahaha, thats true for me as well!

g-man,
Hey there. Well, giving instructions to an intern is probably worse than filing by yourself :)

J,
Thanks, can already feel my will power getting weaker though :)

Moi said...

haha!!!! remember the 5S from Toyota's lean philosophy??? they make the most sense and still are the hardest to follow!!! :)

Parth said...

What a coincidence. I cleaned mine too last week. Of course, the clutter has started to reappear :-(

Radha said...

Moi,
Hey, hows the new job going? Wonder what your desk looks like :)

Parth,
Freaky coincidence :)
Although I technically haven't cleared my desk yet :)

Moi said...

the new job's keeping me busy, Radha..super busy !!!! am commenting here while on my coffee break!!!!!! :)now that you have asked, probably i'll share what my desk looks like....one of these days!!!! i so badly wanna start blogging all over again...this could be a way to start!!!! :)

Radha said...

Moi,
Yes, I can see you've been busy! :)Hope you're enjoying your work!

Jayne said...

I had the unenviable task of sorting through all of grandmas things last week - what to keep/what to donate/what to throw away. I did it & then thought to myself: why stop there? I filed away 4mths worth of paperwork, cleared out some kitchen cupboards & am almost ready to tackle my wardrobe!

Radha said...

Jayne,
Hi there, how're you doing now?
And good job with all the cleaning & organising! :)