One of the biggest challenges professionals face in keeping their offices organized is the ongoing, onslaught of paper, says Delap. Despite e-mail, iPads and electronic services like online bill payment, “Paper is coming at them so fast; they don’t have time to deal with it.”
That’s why Delap recommends having a space for “unprocessed paper,” where you can keep bills, receipts, memos, etc. that you can’t immediately address. This space could be a bin at the corner of your desk, says Delap. Of course, you’ll have to deal with that paper eventually. The next slide explains how to stay on top of it.