To keep the organizing going, and the clutter at bay, every item in your office needs to go back to its home. In most organizing projects, next to purging, much of the work is in establishing a home for everything whether its paper, files, e-files or other objects. Once an item has a home, it needs to return there when you finish using it.
Again, just a few minutes a day to scan your office and put things away will take you a long way to a more organized existence. If it isn’t yours, and doesn’t belong in your office, take it back to its proper home. You don’t need the job of keeping track of other people’s clutter along with your own. If done at the end of the day, you will return in the morning to a more organized office and feel more in control of your work and your life. Keep it simple and commit to completing this task daily.