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Creating a Functional Kitchen

Everyone knows that being organized in your office makes you more productive.  And since so many people work at home these days, it just makes sense to be organized in other highly busy places in your home.  So enjoy this article on how to organize my next favorite space.

STEP ONE: ANALYSIS

As you ponder where to place your kitchen things, begin by analyzing your old storage systems. Were some things working well? If so, don’t change them! If you love storing your mugs by the coffee maker, stick with it. If it’s convenient to have your recipe books on … Read More>>

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Five Sure Fire Ways to End Your Year of Filing

As we’re approaching the end of the year, it’s time to take a day and do what is called “the file clean out day”. Once you know what you have, you can make decisions on what to purge, save, and possibly scan or archive.

Are you asking yourself, “what’s going on here?”. Consider what shape your filing system is in? Are your filing drawers stuffed so full that it’s nearly impossible to get another piece of paper into – or out of them? Are you hurting your knuckles every time you pull a file out? This time of year is … Read More>>

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Office Space! Are you squeezed into a corner?

Maximize whatever space you have.
Winston Churchill once said, “We shape our buildings; thereafter, they shape us.” How true, not just for buildings but for our offices as well.
Studies have found that the physical space in which we work affects satisfaction, productivity, and even learning. Yet few of us take time to strategize and organize our workplaces or our homes.  Business consulting is more than creating strategies, it starts with building a foundation with the right space.
Imagine an office where you show up every day and feel excited each day to get started because your desk is inviting
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7 Tips for Clearing the Clutter from Your Closet

Clear your Closet: Change your Life

Discover 7 tips for clearing the clutter from your closet so you can make space for more of what you want in your life. In Feng Shui your closet represents secrets. Once you unlock the energy in your closet you could possibly find something beautiful coming your way.

Imagine you’ve written your life long autobiography and it didn’t flow well?  How do you fix it?

At my http://www.howtospeakinaweek.com seminar recently one of my clients was surprised to hear my recommendation:

“First you declutter your stories. You eliminate any phrases which doesn’t sound right….. words, … Read More>>

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May is National Move Month

Is moving day fast approaching? Based on the Employee Relocation Council, moving to a new residence is the third most stressful life event (after dying and divorce or separation). To ease the disruption, try these tips to help make your move easier.

  1. Think about “staging” your home. This approach to neutralizing, decluttering, organizing, and beautifying helps prospective buyers to imagine themselves residing inside your home by touching on their emotions and thoughts. Staging also begins the “letting go” process for the sellers, as they adjust their much loved home to a more neutral-looking house. Staging will help you sell your
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Top Ten Tips for Organizing Your Paper Files

Did you know that the average executive spends six weeks per year retrieving or replacing lost documents?  Naturally, it makes sense to create a system that is quick and easy so you can save that lost time.  Here are some ideas to get it done now once you have The Paper Tiger.  If you don’t have The Paper Tiger now, download this link to get started.  Here are the top ten tips I recommend:
1    Look at the “hot spot of files”.  You know the pile that seems the most urgent and makes your stomach churn every time you look
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Keeping It Organized

Twenty percent of a person’s effort generates 80 percent of the person’s results. The corollary (result) to this is that 20 percent of one’s results absorb 80 percent of one’s resources or efforts. ~Pareto Principle

To maximize personal productivity, realize that 80 percent of one’s time is spent on many trivial activities. When it registers with you that you need to get back on track, assess what’s going on there. When you see which activities produce the most value to your company, you can find the right keys to open the right doors of opportunity to then change your focus … Read More>>

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How to Keep Your House Safe During the Holidays

Through the celebration and enjoyment of the holiday season, make sure you are safe and smart.

In this article are 7 simple tips to keep you safe!

Take these simple safety measures to help keep your home safe while you’re gone.

•   Do not put out the “we’re not home” indicators — use timers on lights and music or television so your house appears and sounds lived in.

•   Inform trusted friends and neighbors letting them know how long you’ll be away and the way to get in touch with you in an emergency. Ask them to keep a watchful … Read More>>

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Work in the Cloud Using Google Drive

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How to File and be Guaranteed to Find It!

           1    Look at the “hot spot of files”.  You know the pile that seems the most urgent and makes your stomach churn every time you look
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