Alright, so no matter where you work from, you’ll notice that after a while, your desk will look like a terrible mess, there will be paperwork everywhere, and your small business will suddenly take over other parts of your home. Don’t worry – this is normal. But it shouldn’t be this way – you should keep your small business organized to save yourself a headache for when miscommunication and other mess come.
5 Tricks to Organize Your Small Business
1. Create an office space
First thing’s first – if you’re working from home, you have to create an office space. You know what happens when you work from your bed? You won’t be able to shut down your thoughts about work when you’re not working. It’ll be hard for you to fall asleep. You need to create an office space and use it.
2. Put all paperwork online
Scan your paperwork on your phone, label it, and save it online. Not only does this serve as a fantastic backup, it makes it easy to find it, and you won’t have so many things cluttered in your office. Invest in a physical file manager and spend an afternoon sorting through all your paperwork – keep that file manager away from your desk if it’s not urgently needed.
3. Make a to-do list at the beginning of the week
By doing so, you’re putting most important things first – prioritize them and everything else can wait, unless it’s an emergency. Review that to-do list every morning, and check it again every evening.
4. Set your working hours
It doesn’t matter if you have clients all the way on the other side of your world – set your working hours so you won’t go crazy (which brings me to my next point). Make your working hours known and stick to them!
5. Prioritize self care
It’s very easy to get lost in the work you have to do and forget to shower, dress, or even eat. By prioritizing self care, you’re actually keeping your small business organized. Take some time for yourself and make sure you’re not neglecting your well-being.
Bonus tip: When it gets too hectic, but things still need to be done, use freelancers!