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Simple Tricks for the Filing Newbie
Thursday, February 03, 2011 4:45 PM
Some people are organized by nature. You know them by their alphabetized spice racks, perfectly antiseptic medicine cabinets and tabula rasa workspaces. Others are not. But we believe that a little nurture can overcome nature so if organization isn't in your DNA, we're here to help. Last week we covered Filing 101, offering a primer on the anatomy of... Read More...
Anatomy of a Filing Cabinet
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 4:35 PM
What's that you say? You want to file, but don't know where to begin? We have a comprehensive overview of what a well-executed filing system looks like to get you started. The hallmark of an effective filing system is being able to easily retrieve what you need, when you need it. Filing systems generally fall into two broad categories: 1) working (or... Read More...
Pile in Style
Thursday, December 23, 2010 5:27 PM
New Year's resolutions are right around the corner. Hoping for a clean slate in 2011? After the confetti's cleaned up, it's time to tackle those piles. Fear not, we have no intention of trying to convert you into a label-conscious filer. We know that for every individual who happily labels and files paperwork , there is a counterpart who just as happily... Read More...
Happiness is a Clutter Free Desk
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 9:26 AM
To pile or to file? An age old question with no right answer. In our recent Pile it On! post we offered tips for the nearly half of all American employees who organize paper by piling. But what of the other half? The 50 percent who need a clean desk and carefully filed papers to achieve maximum productivity and serenity? You know who you are. You know your way... Read More...
Is Your Kitchen Your Home Office?
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 8:44 AM
The kitchen is the de facto command center for many homes. Whether you work at home, commute from home or stay-at-home, managing the paperwork and information flow of life requires a centralized strategy. Where better than the heart of the home? That Was Easy Organizing a kitchen office doesn't have to be hard and having one will make life easy. Very easy... Read More...
Tips for Setting Up Your Home Office
Thursday, May 20, 2010 8:58 AM
The Home Office Conference Call How do you set your boundaries? I previously posted about the rise of a home office workforce that favors an easy (or, really, non-existent) commute, more flexible hours and a casual dress code. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, almost 52% of all small businesses are home-based. If you are thinking of working from... Read More...
Are you a Piler, or a Filer? Tell us and You Could Win a PileSmart Organizer Tray!
Monday, May 17, 2010 1:58 PM
Congratulations to Amy B., Betsy K. and Phyllis C. Your names were randomly chosen and you've each won a PileSmart ® Desktop Organizer Tray! Thanks to all who participated in the Piler vs. Filer Contest. Your comments were all very interesting... Read More...
Pile It On!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 8:50 AM
You know who you are. Piler v. Filer Just look around your office. On your desk. On the floor. On top of the filing cabinet. What do you see? Piles, piles and more piles. Yes, it is as clear as can be. You, my friend, are a piler. And you are not alone. Nearly half of all American employees claim that they organize paper by piling it on their desk. As this Fast... Read More...
It is Nice to Share: Making Room for Two in Your Home Office
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 8:12 AM
Millions of people in the U.S. work from home at least part time (check out some interesting work-at-home statistics here ). Many making the in-home commute from one room to another do not make it alone. They are part of a growing population of home office co-workers. Sharing Your Home Office Space If you are thinking of creating a home office for two, you and... Read More...
Clean Sweep for Productivity
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 9:53 AM
Do you hear the birds singing as you walk to your car for your morning commute? Can you look out your office window and catch a glimpse of colorful trees and flowers in full bloom? Make A Clean Sweep Yes, spring is here. That time of renewal and reawakening when some inner or - more likely - outer force compels us to take a good look around and clean sweep our... Read More...
Let Us Know Your Favorite Mobile Organization Product and You Could Win an On The Go™ Desk-top Organizer!
Monday, April 26, 2010 10:14 AM
Congratulations to Annette! In a drawing conducted by, your name was chosen to receive the On The Go Desk-top file from Pendaflex. Thanks for all your great comments and feedback on your favorite mobile organizational tool. If you've read... Read More...
Tips for Setting Up Your Mobile Office
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 9:01 AM
If you have any lingering doubts that today's workforce is on the go, take a look at recent statistics presented in this report on strategies for managing mobile workers (pdf) : Where Do You Work? By 2011, mobile workers will make up 73% of the total U.S. workforce 30.4% of workers worldwide will be mobile in 2011 The number of virtual workers has increased... Read More...
Lose Your Paper Planner without Getting Lost
Thursday, April 15, 2010 10:15 AM
Still Tied To Your Paper Planner? There was a time, not too long ago, when the loss of a paper planner spelled a personal organization and time management disaster of epic proportions. In fact, one Saturday a few months ago, I was panicked by the thought that I lost my paper planner. After driving into the office, I was relieved to see it, in plain view right... Read More...
The Demise of the Cubicle: Designing Office Space for the New Culture of Collaboration
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 9:54 AM
1968. It was a year marked by political and social unrest here and abroad. It was also the birth year of that symbol of modern workplace dysfunction chronicled in Scott Adams' wildly popular Dilbert comic strip- the office cubicle . As highlighted in this Fortune retrospective entitled Cubicles: The Great Mistake , even the cubicle's inventor - the late... Read More...
Why Ergonomics Matters
Thursday, April 08, 2010 9:06 AM
Are you sitting? Does your chair support your lower back? Here is a fact you might not know: On average, adults spends over 90% of our waking hours sitting down. It is a natural progression from breakfast table to car/train/bus to workstation to lunch table to workstation to car/train/bus to dinner table to couch. You get the picture. Most of us lead a very sedentary... Read More...
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