March 31, 2021
Organization is Your Friend
Organization is Your Friend: How to Ditch the Brownie Plate
By Lyndsey Walthall
Correct me if I’m wrong, but immediately following the (sudden and tumultuous) transition to remote work life last March, stuff got… messy. Chaotic might be a better word for it. Personally, I remember watching the other tenants in our building pile whole desktops on a cart to work from home for the foreseeable future. Talk about surreal. Next, cue a billion technical errors. Misplacing important papers and contacts. Nothing—absolutely nothing—made sense. Except brownies. Brownies made sense.
Fast forward one year. We’ve (more or less) settled into this new way of life, and it’s been long enough that you’ve definitely organized the pile of stuff you toted home when this all started. Right? Wait. What’s that jumbled mess next to the plate of brownie crumbs? You mean you’re still not organized? That’s okay; that’s why you have us!
I’ve heard it both ways: some people prefer things messy while others require neat and tidy. As long as YOUR work environment works for you, there’s no one size fits all here. That being said, to help keep yourself on track, storage boxes and containers are great. It’s only a matter of time until that pile of client folders precariously balanced on the edge of your desk gives up on life. Labeling is also beneficial. When you’ve got a client in your ear that needs an answer now, having their file clearly labeled with their first and last name will save you from having to weed through a heap of identical folders. De-cluttering your workspace (this includes removing the coveted brownie plate) will greatly reduce stress and anxiety when you sit down to work every morning. Along the same line, organizing your desktop will guarantee quick access to files, spreadsheets and other important documents.
And like I said before, you have us! If you’re stuck working from home for now, why not sign up for a BCI virtual plan to help stay organized? We’ll collect your mail and packages so your kitchen table doesn’t have to, answer important calls you can’t hear over the sound of your dog barking, and we even have conference rooms in which you can seek refuge. You’re not obligated to bring brownies—but we certainly wouldn’t mind!