Innovative Ideas for Immediate Results
“How to Master Your Muck” is essential reading for anyone who owns a business or who works from home and has an office that needs organizing. As someone who cleans and organizes for a living I gained a new understanding of what it takes to organize an office much more effectively. I am always on the lookout for books that give me new ideas that will impress my clients.
This book also helped me immediately with some small things I should have been paying attention to in my own home. Like I had the hard drive tower on top of my desk because it was easier to turn it on that way. Since my husband and I share the same office and he works on the computer daily removing the hard drive tower freed up some needed desk space and he was able to work more efficiently than before.
Kathi Burns is a professional organizer who has worked with thousands of clients. She not only organizes offices she can also help you select clothes for your wardrobe. She believes that outward actions like organizing and buying a new wardrobe can lead to increased confidence and therefore more money. There is also a section on how to stay on top of your schedule and keep business cards organized so you keep bringing in new business by staying in contact with the people that matter.
There is some information on how to handle email that will free up a lot of your time. For me the simple advice to make up a draft copy of a letter I seem to keep retyping in various ways freed up some of my time. Each time an author writes me about a review I seem to always be retyping the address for where they should send the books. I guess I’ve always thought it was important to write an original letter to each author.
The only thing missing from this book is a few sketches of the organizing equipment mentioned in each chapter. Fortunately Kathi Burns does give URLs at the end of the book so you can look things up online.