How To Spring Clean Your Office with Evernote

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How To Spring Clean Your Office with Evernote

Posted by Joshua Zerkel on 03 Mar 2014

Posted by Joshua Zerkel on 03 Mar 2014

For many of us, spring is a time to take stock and let go of the things we don’t need. Since you probably spend a fair chunk of time at your office or workplace, it’s worth doing some editing to weed out clutter that’s getting in your way. Here’s how Evernote can help:

Tame the tiny. Survey your desk for the small items that remind you of something – empty printer cartridges that need replacement, notes with checklists, to-do’s scribbled on napkins, and menus from local delivery spots. Snap photos of them with Evernote on your smartphone or tablet. You’ll always have a reference of which printer cartridge you need, a permanent record of quickly scribbled ideas, and easy access to the menu for the pizza joint around the corner.

No more “ring-around-the-monitor.” Does your computer’s monitor have a permanent frame of Post-it® Notes, filled with handwritten phone numbers, email addresses and tasks? Use Evernote’s Post-it® Note Camera to capture your notes, and you’ll not only eliminate the frame around your monitor, you’ll have a searchable way of accessing those key handwritten notes from anywhere.

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To quickly access notes, like essential phone numbers or reference information, just drag them to the Shortcuts area in Evernote.

Save storage. Snap photos of items you don’t need everyday access to and put them in storage to help de-clutter and free up valuable work space. As items find their way into your closets or storage spots, take photos of them using Evernote, and add them to a note called “Office Storage.” You can easily reference what you have in storage, without digging through closets just by viewing your note. Share reference notes with co-workers so everyone can find supplies they need.


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  • Amelia Cole

    Great article. I’ve been using Evernote for a month now, and it really helps me keep my office more organized.

  • Joshua Zerkel

    @Amelia, great to hear it! What are some of the ways you’re using Evernote to keep things organized?

  • Bill Harris

    That sounds great! I will most definitely have to try this method. My office is so messed up. It’s getting harder each day to find documents and stuff. Thanks for sharing the information!