Tag Archives: productivity

5-minute organizing for mail

Have you tried any of the 5-minute organizing techniques I’ve written about? You might be surprised to see how much you can accomplish in just five minutes. Almost everyone complains about mail clutter. Mail doesn’t actually cause clutter; the accumulation … Continue reading

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the organizer comes clean: electronic files

To cut down on paper clutter and increase productivity, I recommend downloading material to your computer and scanning documents whenever possible. Since I don’t like particularly enjoy filing and I don’t like seeing piles of paper, I follow my own … Continue reading

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fighting procrastination, part II

This is a followup from last week’s post. The wallpaper is up! It took much longer than I anticipated, with all the cuts and matching the horizontal and vertical lines, so I didn’t actually finish until Monday. But it’s done, … Continue reading

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quote: fighting procrastination

I bought removable wallpaper for my kitchen about a month ago. It doesn’t appear to be difficult to apply, but I haven’t started because I wanted to paint first. The walls are damaged and I want to make sure the … Continue reading

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productivity roundup – vacation edition

Have you gone on vacation this summer? If you went away, did you actually leave work behind? Among industrialized countries, Americans typically get less paid time off, and then seem to be the worst at using what they do earn. … Continue reading

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product review – sweater organizer

Years ago the Lillian Vernon catalog carried a brightly colored, hanging closet organizer with slots for Monday-Friday. It allowed you to plan out a week’s worth of clothes and eliminated some of the morning chaos. I recommended them to everyone … Continue reading

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renovation and revitalization

I’m in the process of redesigning my website. Like many renovation projects, it’s exciting, time consuming and involves a lot of decision making. Since summer is typically slow for the organizing business, this seemed like a good time to make … Continue reading

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