Work Place Organizing

Planning for 2014? How about a power finish to 2013 first?

There are less than 30 days till the New Year and many are planning ahead but what about closing our 2013 knowing what went well, what would you change and then clearly identifying your 2014 objectives based on historical data? Now is the perfect time to think and plan for what you will analyse about […]

A sure fire recipe for getting nothing done!

What is Toggling Costing You? We all know that countless interruptions throughout our work day is a sure fire recipe for getting nothing done. In an effort to stay on top of all the communications we get on a daily basis we have embraced the art of multi-tasking. Taking a sneak peak at our Twitter […]

Free Your Mind from Forgetting – Agendas are Awesome!

Of course you’d expect me, a Professional Organizer, to make a statement like “agendas are awesome”. But I’m not saying that just because my agenda keeps me organized. I’m saying that because of the clarity of knowing what I’m supposed to be doing and when I’m supposed to be doing it provides me. Allow me […]

How to Amplify Your Productivity with One App

Want to know why everyone is touting the virtues of Evernote? Because it really is AMAZING! If you haven’t yet tried this app, then read on. And if you are already using it, read on to find out how to further boost your productivity with a feature that you may not even be aware of. […]

Feeling like there isn’t enough time?

It’s no wonder that people are always saying ‘there’s not enough time’, especially after reading this list. I love Lifehack and they have captured their top 15 reasons why you think you can’t rest and relax. My top 3 of their top 15 are: You don’t plan your day You check your smart phone every […]

Town of Caledon – Mayor’s Business Breakfast

At the Mayor’s Business Breakfast I’ll refer to these apps that you can consider adopting for increased productivity while away from the office. Before you download these apps or any others, ask yourself these questions: Do you already have a tool that does this function What specific problem will this app solve? How will it […]

Corporations working with Pro Organizers – Office Maintenance

In a large office environment it can be a difficult task to determine who is going to straighten out the kitchen and keep the copy rooms and board rooms organized and stocked while maintaining office supplies for multiple departments. The National Managing Director of Finance and Administration at Grant Thornton had very clear objectives when […]

Organizing to balance life and work

There is an old saying, that I first learned from a carpenter, that goes like this: Pick two of the following three options 1) good, 2) quick 3) cheap You can have good and quick but it probably won’t be cheap You can have good and cheap but it probably won’t be quick You can […]

Office Decluttering – not my ideas but they’re good

I  could give you my ideas on decluttering your office but I just had to share what lifehacker posted because they have some pretty great ideas in this 10 tips list. Sometimes we just need a little inspiration to get us started and this article could do the trick. If it doesn’t just give us […]

Get going with your Google calendar

With the use of the internet search engine plus my subscriptions to some of the worlds greatest productivity, technology and organizing people I have a substantial amount of resources at my finger tips. What I don’t know i learn and then happily share with those who want to get more done with less stress. If […]

Employee Accountability – Setting up the systems

Maintaining accountability can be a challenging task if you don’t have an effective follow-up system in place. Imagine that you ask assign a team member a task and they are to get back to you in one week. If YOU don’t have a follow-up mechanism in place the likely hood of you forgetting what you’ve […]

Feel Good Foods and Fire Alarms

The kitchen fire alarm went off the other night, which isn’t entirely odd when I’m cooking in the kitchen. My children thought for the longest time that the fire alarm meant dinner was ready! My point here though is that this night it sounded just after 11pm. The crumbs in the toaster oven were the […]

Calendar versus Tasks

We use calendars so we know what we need to show up for but where do you keep track of all the tasks….. by tasks I mean the tiny action items that require time to execute but don’t necessarily get scheduled into the calendar? A task can be a call you need to make tomorrow […]