Day Two: 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge

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It is day two of the 40 Bags in 40 Days Challenge.  Were you able to accomplish one small area yesterday?  Did you find you were able to decide on objects really quickly or are you getting stuck?  Remember to keep your goals small each day as you start so you don’t immediately become overwhelmed by the process.

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Using E-Mail To Organize

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Using E-Mail To OrganizeAsk The Organizer

Help me!  I am always engulfed in paper. It never seems to stop.  What can I do to eliminate it?  How can I use my computer more to avoid paper?

 

John,  Branford, CT
Paperwork is the number one problem facing the majority of my clients.  The solution for everyone is going to be different.  As you ...
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Digital Organization

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Digital OrganizationMy friends are beginning to use their scanners to archive their paperwork and photographs.  What are your thoughts on this system?

Mark, Durham, CT

Scanning can be an excellent tool for archiving important paperwork digitally and eliminating old paperwork.  I have observed an increase in peoples’ desire to scan their papers in recent years and find that I ...

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5 Things You Can do Right Now To Limit Distractions at Work

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1. Shut off your e-mail for short periods so you can avoid the temptation to leave your current project and rush to read the pop-up.

2. Have a screening process for your phone calls. If you don’t have caller id sign-up for it. If you have caller id, answer the phone calls you deem timely. If it is someone who you know you will talk to too long, make an appointment to talk to them or ...

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Preventing the Paper Pile from E-Mail

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Do you find that e-mail is just another way for your paper to grow each day? This could be because you are too quick to print out every e-mail or attachment that is sent to you. Here are some tips to deal with e-mail more efficiently and preventthe paper pile up.

1. Immediately delete e-mails that are junk, spam or un-important.

2. Create folders within your e-mail program for frequently used topics to get them out of your ...

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