Tools are extensions of your hands. When you use proper tools, you decrease the possibility of injury, pain, and fatigue because they require less continuous force and can be used without awkward postures. How you complete processes is very similar because when you work in the way best suited for you, work times are reduced, you are more organized, and more comfortable.
If you are a “lefty” or live or work with one, the following are some productivity and organizing tips that might be beneficial for you.
Buy good quality left-handed tools. As stated earlier, the proper tool for the job is essential. It will lead to increased productivity, less fatigue, and fewer injuries. Start with the tools used most often such as scissors, can openers, vegetable peelers and even manicure scissors. Consider purchasing other left-handed equipment that can make certain tasks easier, such as gardening shears and sewing scissors.
Set up your personal space. On the desk of a lefty, the pen caddy would be placed on the left side and the telephone on the right side. Because lefties sit facing the right side of the desk, the desk lamp should be placed on the right side as well.
Set up shared spaces together. When lefties and righties share space, it can be a bit more difficult to be organized and productive. Sometimes shared spaces can be set up ambidextrous, for example, putting the telephone in the center of the desk so it can be answered with either hand. Alternatively determine who uses the space for a greater period of time, and set it up according to that person’s hand preference. When people work together to organize a space they can develop solutions that will allow all users of the space to be productive.
For left-handed tools and supplies visit:
Lefty’s, The Left Hand Store
Jennifer Snyder, Certified Professional Organizer
Neat as a Pin Organizing Experts
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