Keep on hand an ample
supply of pens and use the bins for small items you accumulate
like paper clips, push pins for a bulletin board, stapler, etc.
If you have a computer, place all these items within easy
reach. Make this your “center of action” and use this space to
complete all your work. It’s a good idea to keep extra of
supplies like floppies, CD-RWs, paper, and printer cartridges –
just in case!
Now that you have the
tools, let’s look at how to keep control. Assignments can
disappear in pile of paper. Textbooks can get lost within a
mound of laundry. A cluttered college student can even lose
their mind! Clutter is something that can pile up anywhere,
even in the most scholarly of places, like a college campus.
But, there is an answer to this disorder disaster.
The paperwork rule is very
simple. There are only three things you can do with
1. Act on it
2. File it
3. Toss it
For example, if you get a piece
of mail, open it. That is actually one huge clutter problem for
some- unopened mail that piles up. After it is opened, you must
decide what to do with it. If it is a catalog or a piece of
junk mail and you know that you are not going to use, toss it.
If it is a bill, write it out and mail it, or file it in a
“bills due” folder. If you receive a memo or note, after
reading it, toss it or file it away. If you get a paper back,
file it away. If you don’t, this is how stuff clutters on our