Whether you work from home or in a business office, getting organized can help increase productivity, decrease stress, and make work more enjoyable.
5 Simple Steps for Managing Email
Is your email inbox is stressing you out? You're not alone. People often get overwhelmed by the sheer volume. Deciding what to do with it all can be a real challenge, but it doesn't have to be that way. A simple system can keep it all in check. Here are five simple steps to get you back on track.
Get Your E-mail Under Control
Most of us consider e-mail a necessity these days, but it can still feel overwhelming. If your Inbox is threatening to drive you crazy, use these tips to regain control over your e-mail.
Home Office Planner [offsite link]
Regardless of how large, small, grand, or simple your home office is, this book will help you make the most of it. It´s spiral bound, so it lays flat when you need it to, and it includes a planning grid and office furniture cut-outs, so you can play around with different set ups on paper before you do any heavy lifting.
Home Office Productivity Tips
Working from home is luxury - no commuting, no worrying about what to wear - but sometimes the lack of formality can be a blow to productivity. Here are four things you need to do in order to maximize your chances of having a successful day, everyday.
Home Office Solutions [offsite link]
A truly functional home office requires a comfortable desk and chair. Find dozens of options for both at this site.
Magazine organizers [offsite link]
Prevent piles of magazines by storing them in upright organizers like these. (They´re also great for things like newsletters, thin books, and loose papers.)
My Organized Life´s Work Zone [offsite link]
My Organized Life offers organizing articles and tips in five different zones; the Work zone features information on organizing your professional life as well as your office space.
Office furniture and accessories from Design Within Reach [offsite link]
If you work from a home office every day, or if you have a say in the furniture your business office buys, consider splurging on at least one or two pieces you truly love, as you´ll be more likely to keep your space neat and organized. The office furniture and accessories at Design Within Reach cost more than those at your average office store, but you may find that they´re well worth it.
Office organizing products from The Container Store [offsite link]
Regardless of how large or small your office is, these organizing solutions can help you make the best use of the space and keep everything neat.
Organize Your Computer
Is there more clutter on your computer desktop than there is on your actual desktop? Do you dread trying to find the file you need? If so, take action! These tips will help you organize your digital world.
Organize Your Desk For Productivity
Is it time for a desk top tune-up? A clutter free, organized desk can make a huge difference in your level of productivity. Here are six super simple desk organizing tips that you can implement right now. The end result will be a more efficient space that will allow you to really focus.
Organize Your Home Office
An effective, functional home office doesn't need to be a full room stocked to the hilt with furniture and supplies. Here are 4 easy steps for creating or updating a workspace that fits your home and your work style.
Organizing E-mail--Sorting & Weeding
Digital clutter can be just as frustrating as physical clutter. If your e-mail Inbox is overflowing, it's time to take back control. In part one of this two-part series, we look at how to go about sorting and weeding your e-mail to get rid of unwanted, unneeded messages.
Organizing E-mail--Storing Messages
Once you've cleared unwanted and unneeded messages from your Inbox, you're ready to take the next step toward getting control of your e-mail: creating a system for storing the messages you want to keep. Here's how.
Organizing Your Electronic Files
Though they may not take up physical space like paper files do, electronic files can be just as disorganized and can cause just as much stress. Luckily, getting them in order is a straightforward, easy-to-tackle process.
Peter Walsh collections at Office Max [offsite link]
Professional Organizer extraordinaire Peter Walsh has teamed up with Office Max to create two customizable office organizing systems, In Place and You Organized.
Printable Calendar Templates [offsite link]
Choose from dozens of free printable calendar templates.
Some Pros and Cons of Packaged Filing Systems
If filing is your least favorite organizing task, a packaged filing system might be your dream come true--or it might not. I put one such system to the test; hereï¿½s what I liked about it, and what I didnï¿½t.
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