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What is lurking in the back of your refrigerator? When was the last time you checked the expiration date on the mayonnaise and salad dressing? I was recently looking for something way in the back, the scary part, of the refrigerator and found those Christmas sausages sitting from last year. YIKES! That started my quest to examine other items more closely. It was not pretty as I very quickly filled up the trash can with everything from ricotta cheese to plastic tubs of leftover frosting. So this Holiday Season I challenge each of you to see what is lurking in your refrigerator. Now as a business owner I decided that it was also probably time to apply the same challenge to my office. What is lurking in your office storage cabinet?   1. Printer Cartridges. Do you have extra ink for your printer? If you find you have ink for printers you no longer own I suggest you try and find them a good home. Donate them to your local thrift store or post a request on your social media outlet looking for someone who may need that type of ink. Don't just let them go to waste by sitting unused and drying up.   2. Phone Books. Look at the date on your phone books. How many phone books do you have? Do you need more than one? Do you really need to keep the old ones? If you want a phone number from an old phone book I suggest transferring the number to your address book or rolodex. Remember, paper can be a fire hazard and it attracts bugs.   3. Paper clips. Now is the time to check your supply of paper clips and binder clips. Do you have them stored in a container or are they lying all over the inside of your desk drawer? Be honest.   4. Envelopes. Do you have the necessary sizes of envelopes on hand? Are the envelopes clean and new looking? Are they all stuck together? Don't forget to check your supply of address labels. It is ok to toss the free address labels from all the previous places you have lived.   5. Pens & Pencils. Do you have an adequate supply of pens and pencils? Do they still work? Don't forget to look for an eraser. Do you own one? I recently needed an eraser and used all the pencil erasers in my office. Now I have pencils with no erasers.   6. Paper. Do you have an adequate supply of writing paper and copier paper? Do you have thank you notes on hand? What about personalized stationary?   7. Misc. Items. Do you have tape? If you need to send packages do you have packaging tape on hand? Also, take time to make sure you have your scissors. If your house or office is like mine the


scissors are often in another location other than my desk drawer. Treat yourself to a pair that is YOURS only.   As with the refrigerator it is time to give your office a good cleaning. Get rid of anything that you are not using. Time is running out to donate to your local charity for 2008. There are various forms online that you can use to record your donation. I know my local organization will give me a list with the estimated value of each item. I also take a few minutes to type my donation list. Now is also the time of year to make one last big shopping trip to your local office supply store. This will enable you to be ready for the New Year and you will have one more office supply purchase for tax time.   When your office is organized you will function more efficiently. You will not need to stop what you are doing and run out to the store for tape, scissors, staples, binders, folders and whatever else seems to pop up. Buying in bulk will also save you money. Items purchased in bulk are often cheaper. Fewer trips to a store will save not only gas but money because you won't be tempted to browse the aisle for things you really don't need. So I challenge you this week to not only clean the refrigerator but to clean your office supply cabinet. Make your lists of items that need replenished and make one big shopping trip. This will save you time and money as you head into the New Year. Don't forget to buy your 2009 Day Planner and calendars.

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