Year-end: Clean Up, Clean Up


“Barney & Friends,” a PBS series which ran from 1992-2009, featured a purple anthropomorphic tyrannosaurus rex. You may remember his clean-up song: “Clean up clean up everybody everywhere. Clean up clean up everybody do your share.” Have your staff sing along with Barney’s signature song as they clean out closets, cabinets and cubbies (they’ll be just irritated enough to stay focused).

Toss or archive worksheets, rough designs, copy notes, interview sheets, group photo identification sheets, graphic inspirations (those used in this year’s book), etc. Return office supplies to appropriate places and clean equipment (screens, lenses, etc.) wipe down work surfaces and dust. Then inventory what remains. Reducing your clutter allows you to begin with a creative & productive work space for next year’s incoming staff.