Eliminate Chaos on Your Desktop in 5 Minutes

Are you ready to eliminate chaos on your desktop? You can do it in 5 minutes.

When you sit down at your computer are you greeted with a desktop littered with files and folders? How many icons are floating on the screen?  If you don’t know what each one is, you have too many.

Start a desktop clean-up today. Spend 5 minutes deleting and filing documents. Only 5 minutes will make a big difference. Try it! At the end of 5 minutes, open a new folder and deposit the rest of those unidentifiable documents and folders inside. Set aside 5 minutes each day and commit to cleaning out that folder.

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Did you eliminate the chaos from your desktop? Great job!

Now the next time you sit down to work you’ll see a background picture rather than chaos.

 

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Janet Schiesl

Janet Schiesl

Janet has been organizing since 2005. She is a Certified Professional Organizer and the owner of Basic Organization.

She loves using her background as a space planner to challenge her clients to look at their space differently. She leads the team in large projects and works one-on-one with clients to help the process move quickly and comfortably. Call her crazy, but she loves to work with paper, to purge what is not needed and to create filing systems that work for each individual client.

Janet is a Past Board Member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals and a Past President of the Washington DC Chapter of NAPO were she has been named Organizer of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

Janet Schiesl

Janet Schiesl

Janet has been organizing since 2005. She is a Certified Professional Organizer and the owner of Basic Organization.

She loves using her background as a space planner to challenge her clients to look at their space differently. She leads the team in large projects and works one-on-one with clients to help the process move quickly and comfortably. Call her crazy, but she loves to work with paper, to purge what is not needed and to create filing systems that work for each individual client.

Janet is a Past Board Member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals and a Past President of the Washington DC Chapter of NAPO were she has been named Organizer of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

6 Comments

  1. Seana Turner on March 13, 2023 at 8:52 am

    Very encouraging to think we can make progress in any area in 5 minutes. It is actually a lot of time if you focus, right? We all have a space that can use five focused minutes of effort – and then we can enjoy the results!

    • Janet Schiesl on March 17, 2023 at 2:31 pm

      Yes, a concentrated 5 minutes can actually turn out to be a lot of time.

  2. Linda Samuels on March 13, 2023 at 10:05 am

    So much can be accomplished in 5 minutes. A while back, I took all of my files and folders on my desktop and organized them into two folders- Work and Personal. For a while, things stayed that way. But over time, new project files appeared and are now ‘out’ on my desktop. I could file them into the two categories, but I’m not ready yet. They aren’t too intrusive because they are off to the side. Maybe though, it’s time to reassess the situation.

    • Janet Schiesl on March 17, 2023 at 2:31 pm

      That’s a great 5 minute project and it seems like it’s helped long term to keep things clear and let you focus on the other folders.

  3. Julie Bestry on March 16, 2023 at 2:20 am

    There’s a quote that goes, “We overestimate what we can achieve in a year and underestimate what we can achieve in ten years.” Well, we definitely underestimate what we can accomplish in 5 minutes, but it’s a lot, especially if we grab 5 minutes here and 5 minutes there. Clearing that desktop in 5 minute chunks of time won’t seem like much as you’re doing it, but the results will be amzing.

    • Janet Schiesl on March 17, 2023 at 2:32 pm

      That’s a great quote, so true. I agree that if you can do 5 minutes at a time, the results over time will be amazing!

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