Uber Organizing Using the 10-Minute Rule

Being organized and being efficient are inextricable. One feeds the other. If you’re not organized, then you’re not efficient. And if you think your disorganization is not a big deal, think again. Not only are you preventing yourself from being as efficient as possible, but you are also preventing your colleagues’ efficiency, since they have to wait on you to complete tasks where your input is important.

The truth is that there is no room for disorganization in any office. Being disorganized eats up time and this means money. On top of this, if your office is disorganized, it can cost your company its credibility. And if you’re a disorganized leader or CEO, then your company really has a problem. However, it’s never too late to develop good habits. Try the 10-Minute Rule to get uber organized. Here’s how it works.

At the end of each day, take 10 minutes to clear clutter from only 10 percent of your office. For simplicity sake, let’s say your office is about 100 square feet, then you tackle only 10 square feet at a time. In ten days, you’ve decluttered and made your work space efficient. To help you on your way, check out Getting Organized for more useful tips.