How To Get Relief From Clutter

How To Get Relief From Clutter

Are you afraid to let go of things? Fear can really hold you back from letting go of your clutter. Click the play button below to listen as I discuss how to get relief from clutter during an interview on the Organize Mindfully podcast. In this 30 minute audio, you will learn how my RELIEF process can help you declutter and organize any space in your home or office. I briefly touch on one of the most important things that gets put off, family photos and movies. I love getting these treasures back into peoples’ lives! I also share my favorite internet resource, app, book recommendations, and the best advice I ever received. Like what you hear? Get more resources by requesting my free report, Tips for a More Organized and Productive Year. Click here to receive your...
Easy Ways to Clean Off Your Desk Even When You’re Busy

Easy Ways to Clean Off Your Desk Even When You’re Busy

Think you are too busy to clean off your desk? Think again. A messy desk makes it harder to be productive. costing you time, money, and business. Here are some easy ways to clean off your desk even when you’re busy. Much of what’s on your desk are things you need to do. So instead of letting things you need to do get buried under other things you need to do, set up action files. Label your action files with action words, such as: To Call, To Enter, To File, To Pay. To Do is much too vague – call it what it really is. Be sure the labels make sense to you and be consistent. Avoid any files labeled “Miscellaneous”. Why should you clean off your desk? You won’t waste time searching for what you need when you need it. Less clutter on your desk makes it easier to focus on the task at hand. Keep only the items you need frequently (daily or several times per week) on top of your desk. Everything else can go in a drawer or on a shelf. Where should everything go once you clean off your desk? Make sure everything has a home where you can find things quickly and put them away when you are finished. Use containers to store like items, such as project boxes, literature sorters, in/out baskets, shelves, and file boxes. Store items where they are used. Completed projects can be filed away. You can stay organized all year long. Take a few minutes at end of day to put things away so you’ll be ready for next day. Spend some...
How to Organize Essential Documents: LifeinCase®

How to Organize Essential Documents: LifeinCase®

Have you ever been frustrated trying to find an essential document of yours when you needed it? Where are your spouse’s or your parent’s important documents? If you had to evacuate your home and grab what you can, do you know where your essential documents are stored? Imagine being able to locate an important document quickly or take all of them with you at a moment’s notice. Sound impossible? Let me tell you about a product that makes it easy to organize essential documents, LifeinCase®. LifeinCase® is a simple document organizing tool that makes it easy to cut through the clutter and organize essential documents in one place. LifeinCase® is a durable, portable tote with a 500-sheet capacity containing five folders for major categories: Personal, Financial, Property, Medical, and Estate. Large enough to hold all your essentials, LifeinCase® is small enough to take with you. A checklist is printed on the front of each folder to simplify the process of organizing essential documents. Some of the benefits of LifeinCase® are: Easy to organize your documents: The 5 individual folders are intuitive making it easy to find what you need. No guesswork: Use checklists of 50 essential documents to store in 5 categories: Personal, Financial, Property, Medical, and Estate. Portable: The 5 removable folders and tote are durable, yet small enough to store in a fire-proof safe or travel with you. Just the right size: The 500 sheet capacity tote is water resistant and lightweight, and keeps out the clutter by holding just the essentials. Peace of mind: Know that you have all your essential documents in one place. Whether...
Organize Family Information: How to Create a Family Binder

Organize Family Information: How to Create a Family Binder

Where is information your family needs to access on a regular basis? Here are tips on how to organize family information into a 3-ring Family Binder. Make important information easy to access by all family members, caregivers or household members. Don’t keep all of this information to yourself or allow it to clutter up your household! Make sure others know where to find important information about your family. Here are the steps to organize family information and create your Family Binder: Figure out what information is useful for your family to easily access. This information may be found on the front of your refrigerator, the bulletin board in your kitchen, the counter, or wherever papers end up. Sort them out into categories such as: Important contact information: Cell phone numbers for family members, doctors, dentist, orthodontist, pharmacy, and emergency contacts such as grandparents or neighbors. Other useful family information can be school names, addresses, phone numbers, attendance procedures, and bus pick-up and drop-off times and locations. School information: Procedures, teacher and class information, lunch menus, class and concert schedules, field trip information. Separate by child and by school. Sports information: Schedules for practices and games, team rosters, class schedules. Separate by sport and by child. Extra-curricular activities Community information such as city or village contact numbers, and library and park district information Religious organization information Use a good-quality 3-hole punch. This one is my favorite: Swingline 3-Hole Punch. Use a sturdy 3-ring binder and dividers with tabs for each section. Find a binder that fits with your décor, or decorate the front with a photo of your family. Label the...

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