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Service Call – The 4 Hour Window

By | July 25th, 2018|Categories: Time Management|Tags: , , , , |

Service providers generally give you a range of time to expect them on the date you schedule service.  Some provide a 4 hour window, others more or less depending on the provider.  As you schedule the service call have your calendar at hand to make the appointment work with your schedule. You may have to move things around or take time off from work to find a date and time that works for both parties. Some service providers have requirements attached to the appointment. For example, they will call you prior to their arrival and if you don’t answer the [...]

6 Self-care Tips to Prevent Burnout

By | November 11th, 2015|Categories: Planning, Reduce Stress, Time Management|Tags: , , |

Image courtesy of marcolm / FreeDigitalPhotos.net   When we think of the term ‘burnout’, we typically think of it in terms of our jobs.  That makes sense since we spend so much of our lives earning a living.  Our jobs can demand a lot of us in terms of productivity, creativity and time, just to name a few.  Typically these demands come from others, although we have a hand in putting more on ourselves to excel in our careers. Burnout can also occur in our personal lives. There are factors in our lives that can contribute to burnout, such as [...]

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The Best Time Management Strategy – Doing One Thing at a Time

By | September 27th, 2015|Categories: Time Management|Tags: , , , |

Image courtesy of Master isolated images / FreeDigitalPhotos.net   Productivity and time management are topics a lot of people are talking about these days. We are told to create goals, to-do lists, prioritize tasks, etc.  All of those are great ideas but realistically, how much can we get done in a day?  Is it possible that in our quest to achieve maximum productivity that we may be setting ourselves up for failure? Putting too much on ourselves adds to the stress of our lives. How many times have you created that task list for one day and prioritized those tasks, [...]

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How to Create a Plan For a Peaceful, Productive New Year

By | January 6th, 2015|Categories: Time Management|Tags: , |

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net A new year has just begun and this is the time we tend to think about New Year’s resolutions, or goals, or whatever you call them.  Or another way to look at it is, what we want to accomplish this year.  It could be personally, or in our professional lives or both. Part of this process is to put away the holiday decorations, to wrap up the holidays, to get our homes back in order.  By doing this, you are clearing the clutter to create a clean slate so you can [...]

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Morning Rush Hour Routine – 10 Organizing Tips to Get Everyone Out the Door on Time

By | July 27th, 2014|Categories: back to school, Home Organization, Organizing Tips, Reduce Stress, Routines|Tags: , , , , |

Since we are at the end of July, if you have kids, you are probably thinking about what you need to do to prepare them to go back to school. Summer fun is winding down and it’s time to get back into our routines to go back to work and school. I know that’s not as easy as it sounds. It takes no time at all to get out of a routine, and quite a bit more time to get back into it, whether it’s the kids going back to school, or you going back to work after a week or [...]

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Wasted Time vs. Downtime

By | April 20th, 2014|Categories: Home Organization, Productivity, Time Management|Tags: , , |

Everyone is so busy these days, and there’s a lot of talk about productivity; getting a lot done with the time you have. You probably heard the term ‘time management’ a bazillion times. And you may have heard many say that we cannot manage time. Time is a constant that we cannot control. I may have said that before in previous posts. It’s true, but we can manage our actions for optimal productivity. Managing our actions to increase productivity includes, understanding the difference between wasted time and downtime. With this knowledge, you can plan your actions to make the most of your [...]

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Get Organized St. Louis 2014!

By | January 27th, 2014|Categories: Home Organization, Time Management|Tags: , , , |

Saturday, April 26, 2014 9:30AM – 4:00PM at St. Charles Community College Join us for a full day of organizing workshops taught by local professional organizers • Two Group Sessions offering solutions and strategies for common organizing issues: “The Archeology of Ease: Excavating the Personal Stories and Beliefs Behind Disorganization” – Janine Adams, CPO “Home Organization CPR” – Denise Lee, CPO • “Ask The Organizers” Q & A panel over lunch (box lunch provided) • Two Breakout Sessions where you can choose to learn about a variety of organizing topics: “Budget Bootcamp” – Shannon Tamme “The Kitchen – The Heart of the Home” – Julie [...]

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Online Timesavers

By | December 30th, 2013|Categories: Productivity, Time Management|Tags: , , |

We all say we need more hours in the day, more time. The reality is that we all have the same amount of time. What we do with the time we have indicates how productive we are. There is so much to do and we are always looking for shortcuts, ways to do what we need to do quickly. The Internet can be a wonderful time saving tool. It can also be a huge a time waster, so you have to be aware of the time you spend surfing the net. The list of categories below can help you shorten your [...]

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Time Clutter

By | November 4th, 2013|Categories: Planning, Productivity, Time Management|Tags: , , |

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net I heard or read something the other day about how much busier we are these days as opposed to say, the settlers that forged across the country to create a new life in the west. Those settlers were very good at managing their time, much better at it than we are today. They were no less busy than we are now, and they had handicaps then that we don’t have now. They hunted animals, farmed for their food, and prepared meals, instead of running to the grocery store, dining out, or better yet, having meals [...]

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When Multi-tasking is Ok

By | August 13th, 2012|Categories: Focus, Productivity, Time Management|Tags: , , |

Multi-tasking has been a debatable subject for some time now. To multi-task is the ability to execute more than one task at the same time. In the past, the concept was thought of as being a source of increased productivity. By performing multiple tasks at once, you can get more done in a shorter amount of time. Then as the time management experts started really looking into it, they determined that it can be a counter-productive effort. Their reasoning is that when you perform more than one task at a time, you are not giving each task the attention and [...]

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