Denise Caron-Quinn, Productivity Expect & Founder of In Order to Succeed shares ideas and organizing tips for maintaining order throughout separation and divorce.
Denise Caron-Quinn, Productivity Expect & Founder of In Order to Succeed shares ideas for getting organized and tips for maintaining order throughout separation and divorce.
Organize and simplify life with these 10 organizing pearls of wisdom:
Sort everything by how it is used and keep things close to where you use them.
Keep one calendar. Adopt a system that works for you and stick with it. Don’t look in more than one place to know where you’ll need to be.
Commit to and Organizer Book
Pursue a lot of opportunities, but don’t be afraid to say no
Use an old fashioned egg timer to break up long and/or boring tasks
Focus on progress instead of perfection
Whenever possible eliminate paperwork for electronic
Start your day earlier
Consume less, create more
Create your own rules
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Friday is Week in Review Day: Catch up on all the cool tweets, blog posts, articles of the past week, and email us any organizing news or chatter you think we missed.
- 5 Ways to Combine Work and Exercise from In Order to Succeed.
- “Out of clutter, find simplicity” ~ Albert Einstein.
- Get a grip on your mess with these clutter-busting tips from the pros from The Dallas Morning News.
- Tip Day Wednesday: Managing Priorities with a To do List from In Order to Succeed.
- Organizing tip: organize your car by keeping wipes, trash bags and tissues handyâ€¦just in case from Get Buttoned Up.
- â€œWe are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habitâ€ ~ Aristotle.
- Organizing tip: if multiple people share your bathroom, assign each person member a different color for their towels and toothbrushes, ~ organizingmagic.
- Organizing tip:Â G.O. DO IT! Filing tip: When sorting out your papers, stick to sorting. Reading will slow you down and tire you out GothamOrganizer
- Do you hold on to clutter for your kids? Read this – Keeping It For The Kids, from The Clutter Diet Blog.
- “You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself” ~ Ethel Barrymore.
- Ten Essential Items Every Freelance Office Needs to Get Started from Freelance Folder.
- Group Tasks According to Your Natural Energy Cycles, from Julie Morgenstern Enterprises.
- For productivity, time management and organizing ideas ~ Be a Facebook fan of In Order to Succeed.
- Productivity Tip – write your plans – you will be 80% more likely to actually get things done! ~ StephCalahan
- Video: Want To Keep Clutter under Control? Follow the “One-Minute Rule.” from The Happiness Project.
- OrganizedÂ Organizing an Herb Garden 2010 from 1 2 3 Get Organized.
- “Success consists of a series of little daily victories…” ~ unknown.
This Tip Day Wednesday post was brought to you by guest writer Jessie Ann Fitzgerald, a time management expert and writer. Learn more about her at timemanagementexpertwriter.com.
Whether you purchase a fancy organizer book or you simply use a legal pad, a notebook, the day planner that came from a client, or one you bought at the grocery store, find something with a calendar in a book (or book-like) format and commit to it.
Record all of your tasks for each day on it. Keep your appointments in there. Store contact information in it, even if only the most crucial numbers. And, speaking of crucial, help yourself to develop the habit of actually looking at it
While keeping an organizer book or a date book may seem like over-working yourself, you’ll find that you’ve got an organizing ally in your pocket (or purse, or on your desk) that keeps you from A) stressing out about trying to remember everything and B) forgetting the actual appointments and tasks you have to complete each day.
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Image via flickr by Mike Rohde.