Posts Tagged ‘simple’

SimpliFLY your Luggage

May 21, 2009

SimpliFLY your holiday packing. Traveling can be simpler and go smoother if you create an effective system and follow it consistently.

1. When packing your suitcase -roll your clothes. It helps stop wrinkling. Also, roll up your socks and underwear and store in your shoes. It saves room and keeps your shoes in form.

2. Pack your jewelry in bubble wrap. Lie the bubble wrap flat place jewelry on top and roll it up! This will keep them untangled and in one piece.

3. Pre-pack your toiletry bag well in advance – for a quick exit. Always keep it refilled and try not to take things out during non-travel days.

4. Use Ziplock bags to store belts, medications, bathing suits, hair ties or any small items.

5. Pack a set of clothes in your carry on. Your luggage might not meet you at your destination.

6. Make copies of important papers. Keep one copy for yourself electronically and give a copy to a friend.


Spring is around the corner

March 10, 2009

Start this SPRING organizing the Office. Improve your paper flow by building a RAFT system. This simple system will make your office more efficient and productive. Create the following files and file the appropriate papers for each title. The destination decision of each piece of paper should only be 15 seconds.

1. Read – Everyday we receive papers that need to be read – if you don’t have time right away -create a file that you can go through each day or week.

2. Action- Create a file that is easily accessible for the tasks that need to be done in the immediate future.

3. File – Make sure you label each file and review them once a year. Before you file ask yourself – “Do I REALLY need to hang on to this?” (If you are worried about important tax documents, ask your accountant.)

4. Toss – Have your waste,recycling and/or shredder basket close to your sorting section of your office. Open your mail over the shredder for instant recycling.