Some tech tools are a big help; others just add clutter. Before buying the latest tech gadget, ask yourself what problem it will solve and where you’ll actually put it.
Pros and cons of buying a dedicated scanner such as NeatDesk of Fujitsu, or sticking with a multifunction copy/fax/scan device.
So you’ve gone paperless and are now storing all your documents on your hard drive. Great! By doing so, you’ve likely freed up tons of space in your office by eliminating the need for paper storage. Just because the papers don’t take up physical space, however, doesn’t mean they aren’t taking space on your hard drive. Hard drives have memory capacities, so it’s good to know what kinds of files are filling your storage.
Make processing email easier by smartening up your subject line, managing your inbox, and filtering non-urgent messages.
Using a “hot file” system, you can organize your email inbox into action-oriented subfolders that mirror your paper filing system.
In my productivity and organizing business, I’m constantly on the lookout for tools that will help my clients save time, save money, and make their lives – and their work – easier.
Boost your productivity by letting your email program sort your messages.
Setting a limit to the number of emails in your inbox keeps you organized and also lessens the stress of having hundreds of to-dos staring back at you.
In the age of smart phones, it’s tempting to respond to every single email the second it comes in. It might feel productive—but not if it’s distracting you from all the other tasks you have to complete! Schedule specific times to process email and your productivity will soar.
Our everyday technology is such a part of our lives that it’s hard for us to travel without them. But how can we travel with tech in an organized way?