January 14, 2010

j0423076 To continue our series on tips for preventing “messy desk” syndrome, I’d like to encourage you to resist the urge to look at the desk “next door.” Instead, find systems that will work “with” you – and not sabotage your efforts.

  • Don’t compare your space to someone else’s. Discover your unique organizational style and employ systems which maximize your strengths.
  • Some people are “filers” and others are “pilers.” – and one style is not better than the other. Instead, use organizational products to help you embrace your style.
  • Set up folders in your email program so you can easily file correspondence you’d like to keep.
  • Resist the urge to keep a hard copy of information you can find on the internet.


January 6, 2010

j0422184 Resolve to cut down on paper clutter by taking advantage of paperless banking and automatic bill paying services.

Take a few minutes right now to sign-up to receive your bank statements by email instead of by the post office.

Next, set up automatic bill pay so that regularly occurring expenses will be deducted from your checking account without having to write a check and mailing the bill. Most utilities, credit card and mortgage companies offer this service for free.

To keep track of scheduled payments, check out Quicken Online. It’s simple to use – and FREE.