How can you prevent losing time looking for stuff? – Productivity Tip for your Time Management Revolution

set up a productive office for your time management revolution

Have you ever lost time searching everywhere in your office for something? A file, a note, a pen, your phone … ???

If so, here’s another productivity tip for your Time Management Revolution:

One of the ways we can save time is to set up a productive office. A productive office is one that contains all of the supplies that you need on a daily basis within easy reach of your desk. Anything else that you do not use on a daily basis should be kept a little farther away, so that way it’s not intruding in your work space. The more often you use a supply, the closer to your desk it should be. The less often you use a supply, the farther away it should be. Additionally, the use of containers and drawer dividers will help you keep your supplies categorized and easy to grab.

The more time you invest in setting up your office in a way that functions for you, the more time you’re going to save in the long run. And that will help you to make better decisions about how you use your time.

Since everyone has different learning styles, below are two different delivery methods to help you learn this productivity tip.

audio time management tip:

video time management tip:


If you’re interested in starting with tip #1 in the Time Management Revolution series, you can start here.

Or, you can search for the various Time Management Revolution posts here.


You can watch the series of videos here.


You can listen to the Time Management Revolution podcasts in LibSyn or in iTunes.


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About Helene Segura

As The Inefficiency Assassin™, Time Management Fixer Helene Segura empowers professionals on the go with the tools to slay lost time. Personal inefficiency at work leads to increased stress levels, lower morale, higher absenteeism, more turnover – and rising spending on employee health care and hiring. Why not improve productivity, decrease stress levels, and increase profits instead? The author of four books – two of which were Amazon best-sellers – Helene Segura has been the featured organization expert in more than 200 media interviews. She has coached hundreds of clients to productivity success and performance improvement by applying neuroscience and behavioral modification techniques to wipe out destructive, time-wasting habits. Helene turns time management on its head by sharing both client case studies and pop culture examples to teach her mind-bending framework for decreasing interruptions, distractions and procrastination so that companies can spend more time generating revenue.

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