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Get Organized in 2011

This year 2 words have been made very clear on everyone resolutions “get organized”. It seems the ability to maintain and establish order is an unreachable goal for some Americans. However we hope with some of the tips you will get motivated and want to open your arms to a more organized life and make it a reachable goal.

Time isn’t the only commodity wasted by disorganization. If you think about it how many times have bought the same thing over again because you misplaced it, we probably spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars buying replacement items because of our disorganization.

Furthermore, getting organized will help you stay less frustrated, because we all know when we can’t find something how stressful and irritated we become so not only can this save us time and money but also our health.

Getting organized is just like any other goal you need to tackle it step by step, you need to first have the vision of what you want your home to look and feel like. Once you have the state of mind then you can attack each room at a time. Remember this is a change in life and attitude this will not happen overnight but making it a habit will help relieve constant messes and major cleanups.

PODS is here to help you get organized, the month of January we are dedicating it to get organized to find your local PODS visit our website at www.pods.com

Stay tuned for more upcoming tips on how to stay organized visit our Facebook page and Twitter page as well.

January 7, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Organizing Tips

Organization, seems like a pretty basic concept but for some it doesn’t come that easy. You always catch yourself saying I will get to it tomorrow, or “I’ll wear it someday, lets keep it!” Then before you know it stuff begins to pile up and pile up and next you’re looking at a room or a garage that has no floor. Here are some organizing ideas that can help you begin thinking about ways to make your life easier and more organized for you and those around you.

1. Determine your goals. Before you start anything, determine its goal. If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you ever get there? Set mini-goals and reward yourself for successes. Use goals to help you set deadlines and stay organized. 

2. Declutter your desk. A clutter-free desk erases unnecessary distractions and helps keep your mind on tasks that need immediate attention. Keep only the items on your desk that relate to your current projects.

3. Don’t rely on your memory. You run the risk of letting things fall through the cracks. The best way to never forget an appointment, a deadline, an event or a detail again, is to write everything down. Keep a note pad, or a folder with all your lists so you have something to reference when you can’t remember.

4. Consolidate similar activities. Instead of starting and stopping at different levels of activity, you’ll save time by making all of your outgoing telephone calls together, taking care of all your errands at once, etc.

5. Clean out your files. Before you go through the expense of purchasing more file cabinets, folders, etc., take the time to purge all unnecessary paperwork and materials. Make sure to shred any personal information, the last thing your going to want is someone getting a hold of your personal information.

6. Use one calendar. The biggest mistake people make when using planning calendars is to have one for personal, another for the office, and yet another for the family. Keep personal, professional and family items on one calendar. It will help to eliminate scheduling conflicts. Remember, “The man who wears two watches, never knows the correct time.”

7. Reduce telephone tag. Plan telephone calls (whether to doctors, plumbers, clients, etc.) whenever possible. Have all necessary materials in front of you. Write key questions down in advance.

8. Set up files for projects. Don’t waste time searching for papers. Keep all paperwork that pertains to a certain project together in one large folder. Get creative with this sometimes color coordinating can make things more organized and faster when searching for that particular folder.

9. Make phone calls more productive. Say, “I’ve got only 5 minutes to talk.” Outline your calls, Say, ‘I’d like to discuss these 2 possible solutions to problem A ….”

10. Make appointments for YOU. Make at least one screened appointment with yourself each day. Screened time is quiet, uninterrupted time allowing you to concentrate on a project or catch up on your reading.

Let PODS help you we can store your belongings right at your home or at one of our secure warehouses, use it for as short or as long as you need. We allow you to pack at your own pace. PODS is the Best Moving and Storage Idea Ever. For more information contact your local PODS at www.pods.com

October 7, 2010 Posted by | Tips | , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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