Sticky Business

Can't see your desk for all the yellow notes? Follow these steps to clean up your act.
Magazine Contributor
1 min read

This story appears in the January 2000 issue of HomeOfficeMag.com. Subscribe »

Before you instinctively reach for another sticky note, ask yourself these questions:

  • Could you enter the information in your paper-based planner, electronic organizer or contact management program instead?
  • Will a note stuck to the side of your monitor remind you to take action . or get lost in the clutter?
  • Could you write information on a sheet of paper within an existing file instead of adding a sticky note to that file?
  • Before you write a note, ask yourself whether it's simpler just to complete the task you're reminding yourself to perform, thereby eliminating the need for the note.
  • Do you need to keep sticky notes within reach? If not, make a clean break-take the notes off your desk and resist the temptation to overuse them.

More from Entrepreneur

Get heaping discounts to books you love delivered straight to your inbox. We’ll feature a different book each week and share exclusive deals you won’t find anywhere else.
Jumpstart Your Business. Entrepreneur Insider is your all-access pass to the skills, experts, and network you need to get your business off the ground—or take it to the next level.
Create your business plan in half the time with twice the impact using Entrepreneur's BIZ PLANNING PLUS powered by LivePlan. Try risk free for 60 days.

Latest on Entrepreneur