Declutter Now!

Organize Your Home and Work To Make Life Easier

Dean Benson


Organizing both your home and work environments can lead to a more productive and way less stressful life. Here are seven key strategies to help you get organized in both areas:

1. Declutter Regularly

Home: Start by decluttering your living spaces. Go through each room,maybe just do one room per day, and decide what you truly need. Donate, sell, or discard items that no longer serve a purpose. Start with high-clutter areas like closets or the garage. A clear space leads to a clear mind. (Maybe get a handle on that junk drawer?)

Work: Apply the same principle to your workspace. Clear your desk of unnecessary items. Digital decluttering is also essential — organize your files, emails, and digital documents. A clean desk and an organized computer can significantly improve productivity. (and your mood)

2. Establish a Filing System

Home: For personal documents, bills, and receipts, create a filing system that works for you. This might be a traditional file cabinet or a digital system. Ensure everything is clearly labeled and easy to access.

Work: At work, maintain a robust digital and physical filing system. Use folders and labels diligently, whether in your email inbox or your document storage. A good system should allow you to quickly find what you need, saving time and reducing stress. Try automating the items you need most into folders, etc.

3. Use a Planner or Digital Calendar

Home and Work: Whether you prefer a traditional planner or a digital calendar, use it to keep track of your appointments, deadlines, and daily tasks. Integrating your work and personal schedules can help you manage your time more effectively, ensuring you don’t overlook important commitments or double-book yourself.

4. Set Daily Goals

Home: At home, create a list of tasks you want to accomplish each day. This can range from household chores to personal goals like reading or exercising. Checking items off your list can provide a sense of accomplishment and motivate you to tackle bigger projects. Maybe dedicate 20 minutes daily to the task, it doesn’t seem like much but you can accomplish a ton in that short time.

Work: Begin your workday by identifying your top priorities. Focus on completing these tasks before moving on to less critical ones. This ensures that your most important work gets done and can help prevent last-minute rushes.

5. Implement Storage Solutions

Home: Invest in storage solutions that not only help you stay organized but also complement your home’s decor. This can include bookshelves, bins, drawer organizers, and closet systems. The right storage can make it easier to find what you need and keep clutter at a dull road.

Work: At work, utilize desk organizers, filing cabinets, and digital storage solutions. Keeping your workspace organized can improve efficiency and make it easier to transition between tasks. Make it handy, not a handful.

6. Adopt a Cleaning Routine

Home: Establish a regular cleaning schedule. Breaking down tasks by day, week, and month can make cleaning less daunting and ensure your home stays tidy. This might include daily tidying, weekly vacuuming, and monthly deep-cleaning projects.

Work: Keep your workspace clean and sanitized. Regularly wipe down surfaces, organize your desk at the end of each day, and maintain cleanliness in shared spaces. A clean environment can enhance focus and productivity.

7. Practice Time Management

Home: Allocate specific times for tasks and activities. This might include setting aside time in the morning or evening for chores, or designating weekends for bigger projects. Avoid procrastination by breaking down large tasks into smaller, manageable steps.

Work: Use techniques like the Pomodoro Technique or time blocking to manage your work hours effectively. Avoid multitasking, as it can lead to decreased productivity and increased stress. Instead, focus on one task at a time until it’s completed.


Getting organized at home and work requires commitment, but the benefits are immense. By decluttering, establishing systems, and managing your time efficiently, you can create environments that support your well-being and productivity. Remember, organization is a journey, not a destination. Regularly review and adjust your strategies to find what works best for you. With these seven steps, you’ll be well on your way to a more organized life.

Dean Benson, “The Dean of Rock & Roll” The “Only Classic Rock Channel” middays daily!

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Dean Benson

Loooong time married, 2 daughters, (I don't scare easily) On Air Personality Middays the "Only Classic Rock Channel"