How can you dig out of a buried office? – Productivity Tip for your Time Management Revolution


Have you ever tripped over over a pile or maybe stubbed your toe on a box in your office?

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

As we talked about in the prior blog post in this series, it’s very important to set up a productive office. Sometimes that takes just a little bit of tweaking and then you’re ready to go with your workflow. But, if you’ve got those piles and those boxes, it’s going to take a little bit longer to dig out of that office.

It’s very important that you’re realistic with how much time it will take, because if you underestimate it and you think you can go through years of paperwork in only two hours, then you’re going to set yourself up for a disappointment and then you will not be motivated to continue.

So, here’s a way to judge how much time it’ll take. It takes approximately one hour to go through a banker’s box size of small objects or to quickly go through that amount of papers. That will help you estimate how much time it will take you to work on your office. You can set aside 30 minutes a day or possibly a couple of Saturdays so you can get all of that straightened up, get the piles cleared out, and get your productive office set up.

With your organized office space, you’ll be able 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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