Tips on How Accountants Can Banish Clutter

messy desk
iStock_Wicki58_messy desk
Share this content

Being organized is undoubtedly one of your strengths – otherwise, why would you enter this profession? In the life of an accountant, three of the biggest culprits to staying organized, when you are striving to do so, include junk mail, mismanaged reading, and other people’s clutter.

Eliminating Junk Mail
Even with the wondrous web, paper still plagues us all. Books on time management traditionally discuss how often to handle a piece of paper. Some say once; some say twice. It always depends on what the paper says. The ideal number of times to handle most pieces of paper is zero, by not receiving them in the first place!

When you make a purchase by web or by mail, your name can be sold and circulated to dozens of catalog houses. Even your state’s department of motor vehicles sells its list of licensed drivers to anyone with money.

In an era when each piece of hardcopy mail adds to environmental glut, it’s your civic duty, as well as an effective technique for achieving breathing space, to reduce the amount of junk mail you receive. To trace who is selling your name, when you make a mail-

Please Login or Register to read the full article

To access all of the content on our site, register (it's free!) or login to your existing account.

BONUS: If you register now you can opt to receive a digital copy of "Transform!" , Richard Francis' new book for growing firms [US/Canada ONLY].

About Jeff Davidson

Jeff Davidson

Jeff Davidson, a.k.a. “The Work-life Balance Expert”®, speaks to accounting firms and associations on increasing their work-life balance so they can be more productive and competitive, and still have a happy home life. He is the author of Breathing Space, Simpler Living, and Dial it Down, Live it Up. Visit


Please login or register to join the discussion.

There are currently no replies, be the first to post a reply.