It’s Time for a “Time Makeover”: 5 Tips for Mastering Your Calendar

Take control of your busy schedule with a few easy ideas! By Joshua Zerkel Time flies when you’re having fun, but what if you’re not having fun and your time still seems to fly away? Do you ever feel like your schedule runs you, rather than the other way around? Maybe you’re feeling like you can’t get …

Easy Steps to Starting Your Organizing Journey

By Joshua Zerkel As a business owner, you’ve probably already been faced with one of the biggest challenges – staying organized and productive. Realizing that you need to make time to get yourself organized is one of the biggest steps to getting organized.  It isn’t enough to simply say, “I’ll file that stuff later.”  Later …

Set Up Email Filters or Rules to Organize Your Inbox

By Joshua Zerkel Boost your productivity by letting your email program sort your messages. Not every email you receive requires the same kinds of actions—or any action at all. If you’ve got an avalanche of messages in your inbox, the first step to making sense of it all is to create subfolders for each of …

4 Tips for Eco-Friendly Organizing

By Joshua Zerkel Simplify your life while being environmentally responsible! Getting organized can be a fantastic way to simplify and streamline your busy life. The process of getting organized can involve weeding through (and discarding) some of the belongings that have been keeping you from living how you want to live, and finding other products …

Digitized Files: How Much Hard Drive Do They Take?

PDFs, Docs, and image files all take space, but how much? By Joshua Zerkel   So you’ve gone paperless and are now storing all your documents on your hard drive. Great! By doing so, you’ve likely freed up tons of space in your office by eliminating the need for paper storage. Just because the papers don’t take …

Managing Your Papers: Inbox, Outbox, and Everything In Between

By Joshua Zerkel   Set up a system that syncs with the lifecycle of paper. No matter how organized the rest of your office may be, it’s easy to feel like things are out of control when your desk is covered with papers. Although you may have heard rumors that the so-called “paperless world” has arrived, you …

Tips for Organizing Medical Files

Keep critical paperwork together and easily searchable.  By Joshua Zerkel Files related to you and your family’s health are important documents and should be effectively organized. The first thing to do in organizing the paperwork you receive from your doctors or insurance company is to separate it into categories. One category would be actual diagnoses or …

Two Strategies for Stemming the Tide of Email- Learn to master your email, instead of letting your email master you.

By Joshua Zerkel Are you feeling overwhelmed by your email inbox? You are not alone. Email is complicated because it is an interruptive medium. If you leave the door open for email all day long—i.e., if you have email programs open in front of you, or your phone alerts you every time a new message comes …