5 Areas to Organize Now to Make Your Life Easier

5 Areas to Organize Now to Make Your Life Easier

Last month we discussed the importance of putting systems in place at work in order to improve productivity. This month we’re going to continue with the theme, but we’re going a little closer to home.  Let’s talk about systems for culling and organizing...
How Clutter at Home Can Impact Productivity at Work

How Clutter at Home Can Impact Productivity at Work

Late getting to work today because you decided to clean out your closet or pull down your summer wardrobe? Was the lure of shoes lined up in pairs and winter clothes moved to the back the closet too much to pass up? Feeling good about the closet but bad about the...
Clear Out Office Clutter To Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Clear Out Office Clutter To Reduce Stress and Anxiety

I suspect some of you don’t need a study to convince you, but it has been confirmed: clutter causes stress.  And, as the article “The Unbearable Heaviness of Clutter” author, Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, points out, “Procrastination is closely tied to...
Organizing Tax Information in 4 Easy Steps

Organizing Tax Information in 4 Easy Steps

  Organizing tax information does not have to be stressful or chaotic. Start separating out the information you know you will need to file your taxes this year.   Tax statements and reports from employers, charities, financial institutions and investment...
Setting Goals for the New Year to Boost Productivity

Setting Goals for the New Year to Boost Productivity

‘Tis the season to talk resolutions, but I would rather skip the resolution talk and focus on goals.   Studies show that one is  1.2 to 1.4 times more likely to accomplish a goal that they have vividly described in writing.  Furthermore, the...
Easy Ways to Handle Holiday Retail Communications

Easy Ways to Handle Holiday Retail Communications

We talk a lot about processing email on this blog.  For all its benefits, electronic communication can become overwhelming.  I believe the past two weeks represent the greatest opportunity to effectively manage your inbox so as not to drown in well-meaning retailer...