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  • Writer's pictureRochelle Lowe

New Year, New Office

Welcoming the new year and beginning 2020 is something that all of us will remember.

Unfortunately, the damage and destruction the bushfires have caused is so upsetting, we are all saddened by what has happened. And a special mention to the RFS, volunteers, police and ambulance services who have done everything in their power to save houses and lives. We are eternally grateful!

As much as we have gone through such a traumatic experience the past few weeks, there is a time when businesses need to commence again. People are having to go back to work and earn a living. The Southern Highlands is going to require a boost in tourism. Small businesses are going to need people to spend money with them to rebuild this community and keep it going.

As a Professional Centre that caters for over 30 occupants and virtual tenants, we know how business owners are feeling and we encourage everyone to invite friends and family to the Southern Highlands so that we can start to lift the local economy again.

If you are preparing yourself to go back to work, we have some tips we’d like to share on organisation and starting things in a more settled manner.

1. Clean up

You may have walked back into the office and are finding everything is a bit grubby. If that’s the case, it’s time to get out the vacuum cleaner and give the place a dust! This will improve your mindset and give you the motivation to sit down and start work.

2. Declutter

So, you’ve given your office a clean, what about decluttering some of that gathered paperwork that has been sitting on your desk for months? Look at what you haven’t used for a while and get rid of it. You will feel so much better. It’s amazing how much extra space you will have!

3. Organise your desktop

How long has it been since you’ve cleared applications, files and programs that are on your desktop? It’s not only a motivation for yourself but your computer will thank you with all the extra memory space it will have once you’ve done a clean-up. Just don’t forget to back up what you still need!

4. Separate your inbox and create folders

Generally, there’s two types of inbox users – those who need to clear ALL their emails each day and those who keep absolutely EVERYTHING.

A useful tip in becoming more organised is to create folders for each of your clients, customers, businesses or accounts and file emails that you have dealt with.

5. Clean out your drawers

If you have recently looked in your drawers and can’t determine where the post-it notes are from the felt tip pens, your drawers need a clean! Throw away pens that don’t work and sharpen those blunt pencils.

If you are a hoarder, this will be hard, but having organised drawers are going to make you feel structured and prepared.

And while you’re at it, if you are working from home and thinking that this is the year to move into an office, come and have a look at what facilities we have available.

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