Organizing, time management tips
Organizing, time management tips can for more than just work, household tasks, or errands. Organizing, time management tips can also serve the purpose of creating greater awareness about the need for balance in your life. This month I’ve talked about how little time it takes to be generous with your time. You can spend as little as 2 seconds and as much as 10 minutes to use any of these tips:
- Time management tips#1: Forgive someone.
- Time management tips#2: Forgive yourself.
- Time management tips #3: Allow someone to get ahead of you in line.
- Time management tips #4: Catch someone doing something right and acknowledge it.
- Time management tips #5: Hold the door open for someone.
As a Time Management Coach and Professional Organizer my hope is to help you to organize your time to include tasks and activities that bring you personal satisfaction, too. Here is today’s…
Organizing, time management tips:
Write a thank you note. 3-5 minutes. Tell them specifically why you are thanking them and let them know what it means to you. When was the last time you took just 3-5 minutes to sit down and hand write a thank you note? When you do it this time and in the future take the time to make it count. For instance, notice how what you write might make that person feel. It doesn’t have to be wordy or lengthy it simply needs to say what comes from your heart. Secondly, take notice of how it makes you feel to write it, seal and address it, select the “right” stamp, and to put it into the mailbox. Both you and the recipient will benefit from the generous use of your time.
Organizing, time management tips
Organizing, time management tips are about making things that you do more streamlined and anticipating what you need to do them. For example, buy thank you cards and stamps in bulk. Having supplies that you need on hand is a time saver. It’s also helpful to update your contacts and address book at least once a year. Check out my other tips that you can find on my blog.
April 17, 2012Having your basic pieces in neutrals such as white, black, grey, beige, etc. are the perfect way to start to expand your wardrobe. Not only can you add colors, but you can add prints, mix fabric textures, and don’t forget to mix the neutrals, too! This one is a great khaki jacket, print top, and ... Read more
April 15, 2012Take advantage of those rainy days and pick one project you would like to start and finish. It’s important that when you finish, you reward yourself for getting it done.* Remember the Outside In Organizer and Makeovers approach: 1. Sort – put all discards into recycle, shred immediately. 2. Keep – is it something that requires action? If ... Read more
April 12, 2012Sound familiar? For some people the very idea of letting go of an item is very difficult and even emotional. As an Organizer I often hear my clients thank me for helping by “giving permission” to donate or discard things. Sometimes it’s compassionate coaching, and using guiding questions to help the client make the decision. ... Read more
April 11, 2012You’ve seen the shows on tv, magazines devoted to organizing, you’ve signed up for the Outside In Organizer and Makeovers newsletter…but you still struggle with letting go of things in your home or office. You are not alone. There are many reasons why getting rid of things is challenging for people: “I spent a lot of ... Read more
April 10, 2012One of the many reasons why I love being an Organizer is that I can show my clients simple to use strategies to organize their lives. The Outside In Organizer and Makeovers approach looks at what is behind (or under) the problem. Not enough space? Eliminate clutter. Contain smaller items. Store items near the place they’re ... Read more
April 9, 2012Did you know that there is a professional organization for Organizers? Check out the #NAPO San Diego page on Facebook and “Like” it. As a Board member I want to let you all know that In addition to #Outside In Organizers and Makeovers there are numerous organizing professionals who provide services throughout the county. Thinking ... Read more
April 6, 2012We all know people who don’t seem affected by piles of magazines, clothes on the closet floor, or unopened mail. One person’s clutter may be another person’s breaking point! So, what’s so bad about clutter? Like any kind of excess clutter can be create a health risk, safety hazard, time waster, money loser, or social ... Read more
April 2, 2012Each person has a different level of tolerance for what they think disorganization is in any given aspect of their lives. We all know individuals who can find exactly what they need at any given time when surrounded by piles of papers. We may also know people who complain that they never have enough time ... Read more
March 30, 2012Did you know that one of the best ways to empower your children is to give them structured choices? Even at a young age children have a sense of what they are good at doing, and what they enjoy doing (often the same). Teaching children to take responsibility, help maintain order in their rooms and ... Read more
March 28, 2012Spring is officially here and it’s time to tend to your closet. Here are some of Outside In Organizer & Makeovers’ favorite tips: Take everything out and separate by clothing category: tops, bottoms, etc. Do a quick sort – discards, donates, consignments, repairs & alterations. Do a thorough cleaning – vacuum, dust; use cedar blocks, Damp Rid, etc. Invest in a ... Read more