The Quick Clean: Tidy up your work area in a flash

Each of these items might take more than 5 minutes each, but doing one of them each day would make a big difference in removing clutter from your area.
  1. Remove all of your scribbled napkins and post-its from around your area & record the info
  2. Grab and test all of your pens, markers, and stick them into an office mug on your desk
  3. Grab a small stack of papers from your Inbox: Eliminate, File, Sign or Scan each piece
  4. Do a quick survey of your office and return borrowed items, or recycle that dead stapler

Your last option?

Go minimalist like Mr. Steve Jobs here, back in the day:

STEVE JOBS AT HOME IN 1982 — “This was a very typical time. I was single. All you needed was a cup of tea, a light, and your stereo, you know, and that’s what I had.” —Steve Jobs

About the Author

I'm a 20-something year old girl who lived out of a single suitcase in 2007, and now I'm living with less, but only with the best. You don't have to get rid of everything to become a minimalist! Minimalism can help simplify and organize your life, career, & physical surroundings. You can read more about me as a minimalist. Or come and visit my other blog Fabulously Broke in the City where I got out of $60,000 of debt in 18 months, earning $65,000 gross/year.