Paper Management

Taming the paper tiger will save you time and money Paper chaos is one of the biggest organizing challenges clients face. It seems to breed while we aren’t looking. It’s hard to keep up with what is coming in and even harder when you get behind. Reduce the amount of paper you receive.   Get removed from junk mail list by going to www.dmachoice.org Choose which catalogs you receive by…

Time Management

Where do you want to invest your time to make the greatest contribution? There are so many good opportunities that present themselves to us every day. When we try to do them all we are stretched too thin so that we don’t do anything well. Set your priorities. A good tool for deciding which tasks are a priority is the Covey Time Management Matrix. CLICK HERE to view the matrix.…

Get Organized in 2020

Happy New Year! The new year gives us the opportunity for a fresh start and this year is monumental because we start a new decade! Each one of us is given “one wild and precious life” and we must choose how we spend our time and energy. During the month of January, we are going to focus on getting our priorities in order so that we can make the most…

Basic Necessities for a Productive Workspace

Whether your office is a corner office in a high-rise or desk in a corner of a room in your home, having the right set up can help you work less and be more productive – something we all need more of. However, most people endure an inadequate, disorganized workspace which wastes countless hours each day because they feel they do not have time to get organized. Here are the…

Start Your Day Off Right

The lazy days of summer are behind us! School is starting back! It is time to get back to a routine to make the start to your day a little less stressful. A little advanced preparation can keep you sane during those busy weeks! Weekend Prep After a busy week the last thing you want to do is work all weekend. However, taking a couple of hours to get you…

Get Your Home Ready For Summer Fun!

Have you always wanted to host a gathering with friends or family, but clutter keeps you from inviting people into your home? Here are some simple steps to get your home ready for some summer fun! Interior Go room by room decluttering. Give everything a thorough cleaning. Freshen up décor by moving things around or bringing in a few new items. Exterior Clean the exterior of the home, deck/patio and…

Document Retention Guidelines

Record Retention Guidelines

Click Below to Download Printable Copy Download “Record Retention Guideline” Record-Retention-Guidelines-Revised.pdf – Downloaded 115 times – 96 KB Record Retention Guideline *This is only a guideline. Please consult CPA for advice on your specific situation. Keep till warranty expires or can no longer return or exchange Sales Receipts What to keep for 1 month ATM Printouts and discard after balancing your checkbook Utility Bills Credit Card Receipts Other monthly bills…

Going Paperless

Going paperless is one way to keep the paper clutter to a minimum. However, just scanning everything into your computer without organizing it can lead to computer clutter and an inability to find what you have scanned. These tips will help you create an organized paperless system on your computer. Only scan what you need. The biggest mistake people make when going paperless is just scanning every piece of paper…

Create a Hub for Paperwork

Not everyone has the luxury of having a home office to deal with paperwork, but that is not entirely necessary. I find that those who have home offices do not always use them for sorting paperwork but tend to gravitate to a move convenient location like the kitchen counter top. You can create a paper management station in the kitchen, on a small desk or a small table. Here are…