Week #1 of DearMYRTLE's organizing checklists is here! And I'm all done already! I so hope all the checklists and challenges will be this calibre :-)
Here's my progress report:
1. Clear off the computer desk and make piles for everything.
This was the easiest part for me; I just scooped it all up and put it in an open box! The real work will be sorting it all out and then actioning and/or filing and/or tossing all the various bits and pieces! Hopefully that help will come soon :-)
2. Check office supplies, and replace anything you need.
Correction tape; divider tabs - that's about all I need at the moment. I'm one of those people who picks up loads of stationery whenever I see it on special, so I always have oodles of everything :-)
3. Set up computer desk and office the way I really want it!
This is tricky. I don't have a separate "genea-cave"; in fact, my computer and bookshelf is in a corner of my bedroom - which I know lots of people say is the worst place for a workstation, but that's the reality of my living arrangements at the moment. So I did set up my old PC monitor as a second monitor for my laptop - which I'm looking forward to playing with :-) I have a small corner desk which I try to keep clear because otherwise I have no work-space at all. My printer is on a small table to the left of the desk, and my bookshelf sits just to the right. So everything is handy. But it's very cramped. I do have space under the desk which I'm thinking could certainly hold my "quick store" method that DearMYRTLE recommends below. I also have a number of small-ish photo boxes that hold all the stationery that I use constantly. Perhaps a shelf over the desk would be useful too, but I'm not sure about anchoring it to the wall. Will have to check that!
4. Designate a special RED clipboard for IT issues.
I don't have a special IT person to resolve issues for me, and I don't have very many IT issues to resolve to be honest! Most things I can work out for myself. And if I can't, then the whole shebang has to go off-site to a computer shop, anyway.
5. Designate a special GREEN clipboard for Genealogy Challenges
I'm not a fan of clipboards but I do love notebooks, so I've found a pretty green A4 notebook and designated that as my Genealogy Research Challenges notebook.
6. Create a "quick store" method.
After a rummage in the garage, I found a FileNStor box that I've had for ages! It was full of other junk which I hurriedly disposed of, and it's now sitting here under my desk waiting for instructions about filling it :-)
7. Create an Amazon Prime account.
Amazon Prime doesn't exist in Australia!
So that's it for this week's checklist; bring on Week #2 :-)