You spend 40-plus hours a week in your office, and you're doing the jobs of two people. It's no wonder that at the end of the week, you're searching under piles of paper for your car keys and cell phone when it's time to go home.
A clean office makes for a clear head, but who has time to organize with your workload? Setting up systems and sticking to them allows you to work smarter while you work harder. It also gives the impression that you're on top of things when your boss makes an impromptu visit to your office. Who wants to leave her standing there while you shuffle through mounds of paperwork to find the one file folder she needs? Here are five tips to get you started.