My friend Kristin Duarte called last week and said, “I’m sort of organized but if I have to sit here and look at things they way they are, it will drive me crazy.”
Sort of organized? Kristin is one of the most highly effective people I know. Nevertheless, with the changing economy and a couple of careers, she’s working a lot from home these days and needed some help.
Over the course of two-hours Kristin journeyed from chaos to total home office control. We locked down her priorities, reduced paper volume and re-arranged existing furniture to build out an airy, motivating work space. I left Kristin with a list of to-dos before our one-week phone check-in. She called 24 hours later.
“It’s Tuesday. I scheduled five client appointments today. That’s my goal for the entire week. Thought I’d give you a quick share!”
The secret to Kristin’s success?
“We put everything where I need it. The visual and mental clutter is gone. There’s no excuse for me to mess the place up.”
Congratulations, Kristin! We’ll check up with you in a couple of weeks. See Before, In Process and Home At Last photos below.
Before: Note the clutter on the round table, her day-to-day desk.
In Process: Kristin begins her Like Things Live Together Sort.
Reducing: Getting rid of old papers – feels good!
Writing down Next Steps: Almost done…
Kristin: Home At Last.