Side Notes:*** I’m happy to report that I’ve been in two local newspapers since my last newsletter. I was interviewed for an article in the Valley Breeze special spring edition in April 2013, and for the Sun Chronicle Living Well section, July 9, 2013 issue.
*** I was also a guest with Jay Rogers on SoMa Radio, a local cable radio show at AM 1320 WARL in Attleboro, MA. My show aired on Wednesday, July 12, 2013.
*** I’ve started blogging! Please check out my blog articles on my website.
*** Do you have a question on organizing that you’d like my advice or opinion on? If so, please ask, and if I think others would benefit from the question, I’ll post it on the ‘Question of the Month’ section on my website
PS: What do you think of my caricature?
Happy Summer! I hope you’re able to take advantage of the wonderful summer weather and the relaxed environment the summer creates. Especially since the mad rush for back to school will be in full swing soon. I have a few back to school tips for those who are interested, look on my website.
Legos & Labels
Were you able to get away this summer? I was fortunate enough to take a summer vacation. My husband and I went to 3 different spots in Missouri, and while on the plane I read an article about David Beckham. Did you know he’s really into Legos? While reading I was reminded of a client of mine. I helped her organize her son’s room and his large Lego collection. He liked them sorted by theme, so we put different themes into different containers. That action would have been futile unless we labeled them. We labeled the containers in two ways, with words and stickers that related to the themes. Labeling is an important part of organizing, because it clearly indicates where an item belongs, and reinforces where an item needs to be returned. Labeling is also helpful when more than one person is using an item. Do you think David Beckham let’s his son’s play with his Legos?If you’d like some assistance with using labels to help you stay organized, please email me.
To Do Lists
I’m a list person. I like creating lists and marking off what I’ve completed. It leaves me with a real sense of accomplishment. What about you? However, one important part of creating a to do list is to prioritize the list. This crucial step helps me concentrate on what’s important, but not forget all the rest. Although, I’m a paper and pen list maker, most people are going digital now-a-days. If you’re one of them, here are a few websites to assist you with your list making: Mind Tools,Toodledo, Basecamp.
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Janine Cavanaugh, CPO®
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