OFFICE Tip 56: Prioritize Tasks

It is important to prioritize your tasks every day. Perhaps you will have a general list of office priorities such as:

Do what makes money now
Must do today
Very important
Not important
Pending

These could be your general guidelines and then every day you need to evaluate your th...

HOME TIP 56: Clean Out the Vanity Drawers

How does so much stuff end up in each drawer? Probably because most people just throw things in there without thinking. The top bathroom vanity drawers are the catch-all for everyone who uses that bathroom regularly. Consider having a designated drawer for each person.

Makeup will stay separate fr...

HOME TIP 55: Organize a Bathroom Shelf

It’s easy to keep the bathroom organized if you spend just 10 minutes at a time sorting the stuff in one area. Pick a small, specific area, like a shelf, and see how much you can clear off that you don’t need or use. Most bathroom products have an expiration date on them so you can begin by checking th...

OFFICE Tip 54: Sort Your Inbox

Your Inbox contains the papers that have recently come in that you have not sorted yet. Recycle, shred, or delegate anything that you do not want or do not need to take action on. For the papers that need action, these get placed in your active files or Daily Action Center. Use whichever term works ...

OFFICE Tip 53: Process Mail Daily

Do you look at your mail every day? Or does it just build up into an overwhelming pile? I want to encourage you to take 10 minutes each day to process the mail, except on Sundays because everyone deserves at least one day off!

So, how do you process your mail? Ideally you recycle or shred whateve...

OFFICE Tip 52: E-mail Templates Save Time

Creating an e-mail template will save you time and ensure that a consistent message is sent each time a certain request comes into your Inbox. Depending on the e-mail service you use, you can compose your message and save it in the Drafts folder. You can also create a signature for e-mail messages t...

HOME TIP 52: Sort Puzzles and Games

Puzzles and games get their own time for sorting and evaluating. Some children love puzzles and some don’t. Decide which puzzles you think your children may do on a rainy day and which may be too difficult or too easy for them.

Any puzzles that your children no longer want can be donated to a shelt...