In the kitchen, my Mamma always said, “Clean As You Go.” Now this may seem like a simple quote, and it is, but it is surprising how many people don’t. Clean as you go can help simplify your life. Using this method in the kitchen meant that when you use an ingredient, put it away. When you mess up a dish, go ahead and stick it in the dishwasher. By the time the meal or the dish is prepared, your kitchen will already be clean.
The same applies in business. When you take out a file, put it back before looking at another file and spending time on the next project. When you need to return a phone call, do it immediately. Answer your email after you read them. go ahead and delete what isn’t important. Your business will run smoother and more efficiently.