Many of you may have already spoken with Kathy over the last few months. She is likely to be the friendly voice that greets you when you call our office. We’re excited that she’ll be contributing to our blog. Below is her first contribution.
BY KATHY BILLS
I’ve jumped on the “less stuff” band wagon! Old story, I’m sure many of you can relate.
I moved to a smaller home four years ago, got rid of a lot of “stuff” and boxed up the remaining, all important, necessary, can’t live without “stuff”. Well, that memory laden “stuff” is still in those boxes waiting for me to appreciate and use, or, more to the point – to ponder over, avoid and wrestle with!
We’re inundated with tips from the experts – online, in print and on TV – who tell us to create piles, make decisions, a little each day, etc. But it’s my “stuff” we’re talking about! Being green and practical are tough opponents to sentimentality.
A once over of the office I can handle… from the coffee cup that holds 14 pens (and you only use that one favorite black fine tip pen!) to the overcrowded bookshelves with phone books from 2005 and that silly tchotchke from a long forgotten convention goodie bag – sort, recycle, toss – done!
The results are very Feng Shui-like , less distractions, better focus, it generates energy.
Kathy is the Office Manager at The BrandBuilder Company.