I just love the UPS truck when it is parked in front of my home and not just zipping by. I always wail..."come back, leave me something". How about you? Doesn't your mind leap to the possibilities of what he (I have never had a she) is delivering to your door? This was the case yesterday when my DYMO rechargeable desktop label maker was delivered. I am way excited to start using it because I know clearing clutter is easier when things are labeled.

I am sharing 6 tips for what to label in your home or work office to make clearing clutter a snap. Organizing your office to get rid of paper clutter go hand in hand with using a label maker.

I was chatting with my friend Jennifer last night who is an intern at a pharmacy and she said they label everything. (No surprise there). They have bins with the different sizes of pill bottles and they label the bins so they can just reach in and grab what size bottle they need. It saves a lot of time. The same is true when we label our supplies in our office; we save a lot of time.

I have an office armoire and I have several magazine holders that hold various items other than magazines. (Such as blank paper, labels to run through the computer, manuals, and newsletters etc.). I thought I would remember what was in them as I lined them up nicely together. But guess what? Yep, you guessed it, I didn't remember and I always had to pull them out to look at what was in them. I finally labeled them and it has saved me so much time.

*One thing that is essential to being organized and clearing clutter is to know what you have. Take stock of everything you have in your supply closet. Then make a master list. 1. Create labels for each item on your list. 2. Stick these to the edge of the shelf where the supplies will go.

*For your work (out of your home office) label all office supplies such as desks, printers, and computers etc. It looks professional when they are labeled neatly and makes inventory a breeze.

*Label the spines of manuals or other resource books. Then you don't have to pull out the book to see if it is the one you want.

*In the mail room label the basket or box where mail is to be placed for outgoing mail. This also works well for a home office.

*Label the cubby holes used for each staff person where their mail or other "stuff" they need can be delivered. In the home have cubbies for each member of the family for their mail to go. Children can put their school work that needs attention (permission slips or other papers the adults need to check) in their cubbies for the parent to check when they have time at the end of the day.

*Label all files. Now is the time to go through and purge old files. Clearing clutter that has been clogging your files will make the files you keep more accessible and easier to retrieve the paper you have kept. It is a good reminder of what you have in your files. Your files will be more efficient because everything you have filed is the papers you need.

An organized office saves time, money and effort. The beginning of the New Year is a great time to get organized and get rid of clutter. Labeling helps clarify what is clutter and what isn't clutter.

Author's Bio: 

Marilyn Bohn is the owner of Get it Together Organizing, a business dedicated to developing practical organizing solutions that help individuals and business professionals live clutter-free and productive lives. She is the author of “Go Organize! Conquer Clutter in Three Simple Steps” and is an experienced, enthusiastic public speaker, a member of NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers) and the author of hundreds of articles covering various organizing topics.

Marilyn takes the often stressful subject of organizing and breaks it down into a simple, easy to understand system. Her methods are both eye-opening and encouraging! She has a passion for helping others reach their personal goals and living a better, clutter-free life!

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