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Paper Management

Organize & Redesign: 7 Tips For Your Home Office

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In the home office, space is at a premium. For most people the home office is usually an afterthought, or a room that was never intended for such intense paper processing and electronic equipment. Here are some tips to organize, rework your home office and increase your productivity! Build up: Utilizing the walls, and rearranging […]

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SparkPlugging.com, Productivity 501 & Me: Two Announcements

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Announcement #1: The Home Office Organizer is now also blogging at SparkPlugging.com! It is my pleasure to announce that I have joined a stellar list of authors at SparkPlugging.com. You may know this outstanding site by it’s former name, eMomsAtHome.com (go ahead, Google it). Wendy Piersall is the CEO, cheerleader, visionary and inspirational leader of […]

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Organizing Papers in Your Purse or Briefcase

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Ok, go get your purse, handbag or briefcase…..go ahead…..I’ll wait……*game show music*…..Ok, got it? Now, OPEN it. Do you have papers floating around, hiding in corners or filling up your pocketbook? Most of us do. But, there is a simple thing you can do that will corral all those little tidbits into one place. We’ll […]

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Saving Ink, Paper and Clutter

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Did you know that you can save paper and ink by changing your print settings? Double-sided printing: Using the double-sided print, black and white (or gray-scale, black cartridge only) and draft modes on your printer.   Most printers (if not all) have a double-sided mode.  This may mean you need to feed the document back […]

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Get Organized: Baby Steps

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Ready to get organized in the New Year? Take baby steps, use what you have and start with the thing that’s bothering you most. Here’s how to do that from my latest segment on KOIN Keep It Local:

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No More Junk Mail: Getting Off The Mailing Lists

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I found this pretty all-inclusive link for getting yourself (address, email, phone) off the Direct Marketing Association lists. Getting off these lists will cut down on the junk mail you get coming in the door that clutters up your counters! Check out this link to do just that: DMA Choice: Consumer Information and Preference Services

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Action Paper Management: Reign in the Paper

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If you have papers laying around your home office, you just might need an Action Paper Management system. How does that work? Here’s a video segment I did for the KOIN Keep It Local show to show you how:

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Managing Money: Get It Done

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New Year Resolution #3: Better Money Management This series is all about the top New Year Resolutions. One of those is “Get Organized”.  Have you ever made this resolution? How did it go? Did you do a “crash & burn” weekend on Jan. 2nd and everything was back to the way it was by Jan. […]

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Put It Where It Belongs

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Tip #5: Have a home for everything, and keep it there (Part of the 31 Days of Home Office Organizing Tips) Ok, ok, it might sound vaguely like something your mother would say, and for good reason.  Think about this: if you didn’t know where you lived, you would wander around aimlessly.  Eventually you would […]

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Your Piles – Organized!

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Are you a “piler”? If you are, you know just what I mean (I’m naturally this way too!). If you aren’t – a piler is someone who generally uses “piles” (most commonly of paper) to remind themselves of things yet to do, things they don’t want to forget about or just plain stuff that is […]

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