Ian McKenzie over at Ian’s Messy Desk wrote a brief tips article on how to get better organized. There are short descriptions on those 20 tips but it does hit to the points:

DETERMINE YOUR GOALS.
DECLUTTER YOUR DESK.
DON’T RELY ON YOUR MEMORY.
CONSOLIDATE SIMILAR ACTIVITIES.
CLEAN OUT YOUR FILES.
USE ONE CALENDAR.
REDUCE TELEPHONE TAG.
SET UP FILES FOR PROJECTS.
SET TIME LIMITS.
MAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF.
DELEGATE.
DON’T OVERSTUFF FILING CABINETS.
DEVELOP FALSE DEADLINES.
USE TIMERS AND ALARM CLOCKS.
MAKE GOOD USE OF SPACE.
SET TIME LIMITS.
ELIMINATE BRUSHFIRES.
DETERMINE YOUR BEST TIME FOR TASKS.
USE MASTER LISTS AND TO DO LISTS.
SET DEADLINES.

A few, common-sense ideas that can help you get better organized. – [Ian's Messy Desk via Open Loops]

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