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Jun 7, 201810:21 AMThe Gray Area

with Donna Gray

Are you a slave to your stuff?

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An expert in space clearing shared that when you begin decluttering, you will bring a better focus back to your world and have a positive effect on your mental state. To keep from being a slave to your stuff, keep your desk as clear as possible. Don’t overload your desk or credenza with too many pictures, trinkets, or past work. Sort your email inbox, which could be the most cluttered thing in your professional life, by organizing emails into different folders and deleting them when they aren’t needed anymore. Don’t leave work with a cluttered desk or inbox.

Another expert says that you should use the 80–20 rule when it comes to arranging your office for organizational efficiency. Keep the tools (20%) that you use the majority (80%) of the time so that they are in reach.

Getting rid of unnecessary, interfering items has become a lifestyle trend. It used to be called spring cleaning, but now we recognize that more frequent, regular decluttering can improve your professional and your personal life so that you no longer have to be a slave to your stuff!

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