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Making the Most of Mondays
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 2:48 PM
Tired of dreading Monday? We hear you. Stop singing the Monday Blues and instead embrace the week's fresh start with our simple steps for making the most of your Monday. Aim for Progress, Not Perfection: Begin each week by adopting a very simple formula: aim for progress, not perfection. Don't look at the entire scope of work for the week and think, "ugh... Read More...
From Piles to Files with Divide It Up Multi-Section Folders
Monday, September 19, 2011 5:42 PM
Ah, Autumn: a season of crisp apples, colorful foliage and piles of paperwork. Had you there didn't we? You thought we were going to say piles of leaves. Well, consider that the school year is only a few weeks old and already the paperwork explosion is threatening to engulf the kitchen counter. And forget about the office; the paperwork that built up during... Read More...
Tips for A Great School Year
Monday, September 19, 2011 5:40 PM
New notebooks, check. Backpack, check. Refusing to over schedule...a work in progress. Smart parents know the back-to-school checklist should include more than just school supplies. Create the framework for a successful school year with the following checklist. Great Expectations: Sit down with your students and discuss your expectations for the school year.... Read More...
Top 10 Back-to-School Products for Tweens and Up
Monday, August 29, 2011 1:32 PM
1. Livescribe Pen: Write your class notes while recording what you miss with digital recorder pens. How cool is that? Be sure to ask your teacher's permission before recording. 2. Alarms: Forget your parent's snooze button. There's a battery of creative alarm clocks on the market these days: opt for a fire alarm ring, clocks that talk and even one... Read More...
Top 10 Ways to Keep Your Kids Organized
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 1:28 PM
Back-to-school shopping catalogs are flooding the mailbox. Time to think about getting the kids organized for school and the fall sports season. Smart parents keep busy households organized with these top ten tips. 1. Designate a Drop Spot: Backpacks and sports gear can easily engulf a home; designate a convenient drop spot for off-loading when the kids arrive... Read More...
Crack the Color Code: Tips for Better Filing
Thursday, August 04, 2011 2:26 PM
Files are the building blocks of office organization. Maximize your office's organization by creating highly visual, efficient color-coded files. Fundamentals of Color Coding Color coded systems assign colored labels to key letters, file names or categories. The highly visual system makes it easy to quickly asses where a file belongs or to spot misfiled folders... Read More...
Productivity Plus: Making the Most of Your Days
Friday, May 27, 2011 1:53 PM
Put that extra "spring" in your step to good use. The season's longer days provide ample time for enhanced productivity as we posted about last month in Making Better Use of Longer Days. Stay on a productivity roll with our round-up of useful posts from across the web. Productivity blog Stepcase has three new terrific posts worth a read: 6 Common... Read More...
Organize Your Grad
Thursday, May 26, 2011 1:48 PM
June's graduation season is right around the corner. Do the grad in your life a favor and equip them with tools to manage life's paperwork, bills and time-management demands. Organization is the gift that keeps on giving. File in Style: Gift your grad with a filing cabinet or a portable filing tote . Better yet, fill it with files and labels and direct... Read More...
Spring Cleaning: Not Just for Home
Friday, April 29, 2011 2:37 PM
Think spring cleaning is just for the home? Look around your work space. Is it shipshape or in sorry shape? After a long winter, many of us need to refresh our offices with a good spring cleaning. Ready, Set, Spring Toss: Spring time is a period of renewal, so get ready for "out with the old, in with the new." It's time to toss: good-bye old newspapers... Read More...
Spring Fever: Time to Renew Those Resolutions
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 11:37 PM
If you are like most Americans, you went into the New Year armed with well-intentioned resolutions only to have your motivation fizzle out during the winter doldrums. Now, it's time to renew those resolutions. After all, spring is the perfect season for succeeding at many of the most popular resolutions. Lose Weight: Whether it's dropping a few pounds... Read More...
Tech Talk: New Tools to Get You Organized
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 9:56 PM
Still just using your iPad for Angry Birds ? Take a break from that most addictive of pastimes for a quick productivity update. Bigger, Faster The latest iPad 2 boasts a larger screen and faster processor, making switching from apps zippier than ever. Put that processor to good use with productivity apps such as 2DO and Reeder which streamlines RSS feeds for... Read More...
Taxes: To Outsource or Not?
Thursday, March 17, 2011 7:00 PM
The U.S. tax code isn't easy to navigate. Just ask current U.S. treasury secretary Timothy Geithner, who oversees the IRS. Geithner's nomination was almost derailed by his failure to pay four years of Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes, a failure that Geithner chalked up to error , errors which tax experts agree are all too easy to make when filing... Read More...
The Tax Man Cometh
Wednesday, February 09, 2011 5:50 PM
We know, we know, death and taxes. Sure as day follows night, April 15th rolls around every year so what are you waiting for? Time to get your tax paperwork in order. Corralling Paperwork The tax code may be complicated but getting ready to file your taxes needn't be. We like the simple, three folder solution outlined by leading investment site the Motley... Read More...
Family, Filing and Fun
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 4:43 PM
Filing doesn't usually rank high on the list of fun family activities but if you want to get your family on-board with family filing, we have a few strategies. The Family That Files Together To begin, educate your family members. Explain that the volume of paperwork coming into the house (bills, receipts, permission slips, class trip notifications, sports... Read More...
Clever Uses for Binder Clips
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 4:30 PM
At Pendaflex, we love organizing tools that do more with less. Consider the binder clip. Commonly used for clipping together files or stacks of papers, a job the binder clip handles beautifully, the clip can also multi-task as an organizer in the closet, your purse and even your fridge. Yes, the fridge! From desk top to display, the binder clip holds with the... Read More...
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