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Multiples of One Item Doesn’t Always Cause Clutter

By |2020-11-17T13:41:14-06:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: Productivity|Tags: , , , , |

Professional organizers, me included, often write about having multiples of one item causing clutter. That can be true if you’re not using all of them due to lack of need, and organization. Each item you own needs to be assigned a home, but sometimes homes can be in various places, confused? Let me explain. There are some instances where multiples of one item are needed because you use them in more than one location.  This concept can be a time saver. Multiples of one item such as reading glasses, may be used in different rooms in your home at different [...]

A Process Depends on The Next Step Until Completion

By |2020-11-17T13:41:14-06:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: Efficiency, Productivity|Tags: , , , |

As I was watching my street being repaired by replacing sections of concrete, it made me think about processes.  This has been ongoing for about a month, so I’ve grown accustomed to watching the repetitious series of the steps of their process, waiting for the next step. A process is a series of actions that end when the last step in the process is complete.  For each section of concrete, the steps of the process are the same.  It begins with the first step of placing cones around the section, or sections that need to be replaced. The next step [...]

Using Processes Saves Time & Increases Productivity

By |2020-11-17T13:41:31-06:00October 5th, 2016|Categories: Productivity, Routines, Time Management|Tags: , , , |

‘Use processes to increase productivity.’  Anyone that has ever worked in an office understands that statement.  As a matter of fact, everything we do, whether it’s income generating or not, revolves around a process.  The word ‘process’ is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as follows, “a series of actions that produce something or that lead to a particular result.” The particular result in regards to using processes is increased productivity.  You save time by not having to think about the steps you need to take to produce a particular result.  When you repeat a process regularly, it becomes routine, you [...]

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Get Organized – There’s an App for That

By |2020-11-17T13:41:44-06:00September 17th, 2012|Categories: Organizing Tips, Productivity|Tags: , , , |

Today it seems like everyone has a smartphone, even kids. They can be useful tools that have multiple functions. You can make and receive phone calls, send a text, send an email, do a search on the internet and take photos, not to mention there is an app for pretty much everything you want to do, that will increase your productivity and help you get and stay organized. Digital cameras are no longer used as much, because your smartphone has the capability to snap a photo and email or text that photo right on the spot, because there's an app [...]

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