You all love to organize and you are going to be all over this!
Organizing Guru Peter Walsh offers the following tips for organizing your home office:
Ever turn your desk upside down looking for receipts or your flight itinerary? For travel, business and leisure create a different binder devoted to your important documents. For your travel binder, include pocketed folders to store airline tickets and receipts, a contact section storing important phone numbers, and a location portion highlighting hot spots and destination details.
Filling and File Folders
Chances are, you have a drawer devoted to your “I might need it” files. Did you know 80% of those files aren’t going to see the light of day? Create a binder devoted to all of those important documents; and purge those “I might need it” files at least once every six months, and stock new file folders at the front of your drawer, so you can easily organize current projects.
Who said a to-do list can’t be fun? Get out your pens, and color-code your tasks. For example, write out action items with a red pen, and use a black pen to cross out completed tasks. Then write follow-up notes or comments with a blue pen. At the end of the day, rewrite the list for the next day with your current action items.
In addition, Walsh has created the [IN]PLACE SYSTEM, a new line of organizing products for Office Max.
Isn’t this fun? Here’s what’s included: a 13-pocket expanding file, 10-pack Patterned File Folders, 2 Document Envelopes, 10 Erasable Clip Tabs, 1 Erasable Marker, and 250 sheets of Super Sticky Notes. Price: $39.99 / view here.
And just because I love ya and I know how much you’ve been wanting a Label Maker, I asked Office Max if they could throw one in. Happily, they obliged!
And did they ever come through – this one is major! The Brother P-Touch PT-1880 Label Maker is a sleek, desktop labeler that creates professional labels for virtually any office application on durable laminated TZ-tape that resists water and fading. Label maker features a large keyboard with a 15-character display, built-in memory of five labels, two fonts and six type sizes, and two line printing. Cost: $49.99 / view here.
To win the Deluxe Edition [IN]PLACE SYSTEM Organization Kit AND the Brother P-Touch PT-1880 Label Maker, simple leave a comment by Friday, April 16th and I’ll choose the winner Saturday the 17th using Random.org and alert you by email.
You can add yourself for a second entry by emailing 5 of your friends about The Good Stuff Guide (or tweeting or leaving something about TGSG as your status update on Facebook). As always, I trust ya!
Thank heavens for Office Max for getting us all in gear – how did we used to survive??
***UPDATE**** #25 Ken won the giveaway. Congrats!