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Organizing Tax Documents

Published on: Author: Anne Langton

Organizing tax documents can save time and energy at very stressful time of year.  Organizing these papers seem really important and on our minds… from Jan 1 until April 15th that is.  The other 8-1/2 months of the year, we tend to let it slide.  Let’s look at a few ways to make storage and… Continue reading

3 Organizing Tips for the Memory Challenged

Published on: Author: Anne Langton

I am speaking from experience on this one!  My view is that I have used up so many brain cells remembering kids’ activity schedules, work related topics and home improvement details over the years that I sometimes feel like I have little memory left.  So In the pursuit of saving memory for the fun things… Continue reading

Office Organizing Tip #3 for 2013: Create Zones and Homes

Published on: Author: Anne Langton

There is one specific area where my skills as an office designer and professional organizer intersect perfectly.  This brings us to…Organizing Tip #3 for 2013: Create Zones and Homes within home and business offices.  As a designer, my focus is to create office space that FUNCTIONS as well as it looks.  As a professional organizer… Continue reading

Office Organizing TIP #2 for 2013; Realistic Time Estimation

Published on: Author: Anne Langton

Some people do this naturally…and others?…well it just never crossed their minds to do it.  Some people do it well and others?…well they are the ones that truly think they can organize a filing system in 1 hour (including making labels)  You might be asking what does realistic TIME ESTIMATION have to do with organizing… Continue reading

Organizing Tip #1 for 2013; Organize time by using your planner

Published on: Author: Anne Langton

We all have them in various forms…electronic…day planners…wall hanging displaying lovely covered bridges…but how well do you organize time using your calendar or planner?  I have a favorite saying when organizing…   a “TO DO” without a “WHEN” never gets done.    So if you are really intent on getting that home office organized in… Continue reading

2012 Top Organizing Tools; Make Work Life Simpler

Published on: Author: Anne Langton

It’s that time of year when everyone is running the “top what have yous” of 2012.  I decided to get in on the action by publishing my top favorite 3 organizing products or tools that have made my work life much simpler.  Either I have used OR I have personally witnessed others using these products… Continue reading

DO’S and DON’TS for Organizing and Creating Passwords

Published on: Author: Anne Langton

There are many things that can challenge us in the office each day and many things that gobble up our time.  As the electronic age explodes around us, so does our list of passwords and PINS.  Creating passwords and organizing them may seem silly and a waste of time…that is until your account has been… Continue reading

Organizing Business Cards

Published on: Author: Anne Langton

Anyone in business knows how quickly that ever important business card collection can soon get out of control.  The manner is which you organize them is totally dependant on the type of system your are at ease utilizing.  The main thing is to create SOME SYSTEM when organizing business cards before things get out of… Continue reading

A Business Coach’s Expert Tips for Time Management

Published on: Author: Anne Langton

  I recently had the opportunity to interview Certified Business Coach and Advisor ,Greg De Simone on the topic of Time Management.  Through FocalPoint Business Coaching, Greg helps struggling business owners and professionals find the right solution for their business.  If there is one common denominator that can define success or failure in the business setting, it… Continue reading

Organizing with Excel Spreadsheets

Published on: Author: Anne Langton

I have a confession to make…I love organizing with Excel!  To some this sounds odd but think about it…it’s just another way of organizing.  In other words… I am sorting, purging and systematizing data.  Instead of sorting files, shoes or photos…I am sorting information.  For those of you who are not familiar with Excel spreadsheets, in a… Continue reading