Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Dumpster Day

Beth and I are reading a couple of books on organization for our own benefit and to help our clients.  She is reading Organizing for the Creative Person by Dorothy Lehmkuhl and I am reading Getting Things Done by David Allen.  Beth has already garnered some great ideas from her book and I was just struck by a great concept in mine: Dumpster Day!  David Allen recommends all individuals and businesses instituting an annual Dumpster Day during which all employees come to work in jeans and tennis shoes, set their phones to go to voice mail and sort through all their stored stuff.  This involves sorting through all files, file cabinets, in-baskets, drawers, etc. and deciding what is worth keeping and what is no longer relevant.  I love the idea-imagine how refreshing it will be to pare down all your stuff.  We will institute this at E&S Entrepreneur Advisors, LLC and the Schuldes household.  How about you?

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