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A Clean Sweep

Take your work environment from cluttered to clear with these steps.

This story appears in the July 2004 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

The telephone is ringing. There are 94 messages in your inbox. You can't find the check your biggest client just sent to you. Instead of working on your next project, you stare silently at the mess surrounding you.

If you're like most entrepreneurs, you can accomplish multiple tasks at once. The problem is that the electronic age has sped up our world-and the more successful you are, the bigger the piles of bills, e-mails and other work items. Most of us just can't stay organized and productive in an environment full of clutter.

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