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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

Overcoming Procrastination…One Oil Barrel at a Time

Published on: Author: Anne Langton

  Recently I read Eat That Frog, a book about overcoming procrastination by Brian Tracy, a leading authority on personal effectiveness.  Procrastination and lack of time management skills seem to be at the root of most disorganization found in home and business offices.  I particularly liked the following story he tells about oil barrels across the Sahara Desert.  What project are you putting… Continue reading

3 Time Management Tips from an Expert

Published on: Author: Anne Langton

This week I had the privilege of taking a Time Management class with Julie Morgenstern.  Julie is the “go to” gal for us professional organizers.  Her books are a must read in the industry.  She is author of…”Organizing from the Inside Out“, “Time Management from the Inside Out“, “Never Check Email in the Morning” and… Continue reading

Time Waster: Telephone Solicitation and Telemarketers

Published on: Author: Anne Langton

You might think this is an odd topic for a professional organizer to write about but during this past political season I have been inundated with so called “robocalls” or “autodialers” from various political candidates from all parties.  Now let me make a disclaimer here…I am in no way discouraging participation in the political process. … Continue reading

How to Organize and Get a Handle On Your Email

Published on: Author: Anne Langton

It’s a fact of life…that daily constant inflow of material that enters our INBOX incessantly. A productivity study done by Microsoft found that the average US office worker receives 56 emails per day causing the average person  to spend over 1 hour per day managing, responding or searching those emails.  Admittedly we cannot stop the march of the emails but… Continue reading