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Organize Your Work Life: Your Step-by-Step Plan

This guide is part of our January Job Goals series. Share this Job Goal on Facebook or Pinterest (hey, a little accountability is always a good thing!), then share your progress in the comments section!

This January, you're ready to get organized.

And we're here to help! Below, our COO and productivity guru Alex Cavoulacos has come up with a step-by-step plan to help you not only declutter every aspect of your work life, but to make sure it stays that way long after January's over.

This week, watch our fast, fun webinar that walks you through the plan, then spend the rest of the month organizing your desk, desktop, inbox, and to-do list. We promise it's effective (and as pain-free as possible!).

Step 1: Plan for Success

  • Watch Our 30-Minute Organization Webinar
  • Download the Decluttering Checklist
  • Step 2: Clean Your Desk


    • Get Inspired! 6 Easy Updates to Revamp Your Office
    • Spring Clean Your Cubicle!
    • The Tool That Will Transform the Way You Network
    • Stay Organized

      • The Messy Person’s Guide to Staying Organized
      • Designer Tips for a Productive (and Pinterest-Worthy!) Home Office
      • Easy Ways to Get Your Junk Drawer Under Control
      • Step 3: Clear Your Desktop


        • What’s in a Name? Why Naming & Organizing Your Files Actually Matters
        • Digital De-Cluttering: How to Streamline Your Online Life
        • The Dropbox Trick That’ll Free Up More Space on Your Computer
        • Stay Organized

          • The Small Change That Will Make a Big Impact on Your Web Browsing
          • A Life-Changing Way to Sign & Send Docs
          • How to Stop Thinking About Reading Articles—and Actually Start Reading Them
          • Step 4: Overhaul Your Email


            • Spring Clean Your Inbox!
            • 3 Simple Ways to Clear Your Inbox This Weekend
            • An Email Fanatic’s Guide to Organizing Your Inbox
            • Stay Organized

              • 3 Gmail Labs You Need Now
              • The Secret to Keeping Your Inbox Under Control
              • How to Deal With Email on Your Vacation
              • Step 5: Revamp Your To-Do Lists


                • The Secret to Getting More Done in Less Time
                • Why You Never Finish Your To-Do Lists at Work (And How to Change That)
                • A Better To-Do List: The 1-3-5 Rule
                • Stay Organized

                  • The Job Skill You Need (That Nobody Talks About)
                  • Video Pick: The Easiest Way to Keep Track of Your Life
                  • Crazy To-Do List? Here’s What to Tackle First
                  • Bonus: Get Even More

                    • Sign Up for Our Hack Your Work Life Class
                    • How are you doing with your January Job Goal? Share your progress in the comments section!