What's Your Favorite Organization Tool? You could win an I.Organize™ Information Management Kit!

Published Monday, June 28, 2010 8:50 AM


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What's an I.Organize™? In a world filled with Blackberrys, IPhones, Outlook, Lotus, CD's and thumb drives....we all know how our digital life gets organized.  But how do you get your analog life together?  How do you keep those receipts, the brainstorm notes on napkins, business cards, handouts and other papers and media files in one great looking unit?

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The I.Organize kit includes:  The Storage Binder, 2 Secure File Folders, 1 Media File, 1 Clipboard and 1 Envelope.



All entries must be received by 11:59 PM, EST on July 8th, 2010.   Participants must make a comment in the comment area below, or on the Beyond Folders Facebook Fan Page indicating their organizing tool.  If you post here, please indicate your email address, it is the only way we can reach you if you are a winner.

Winners will be announced on July 9, 2010.  The winners will be contacted by email or Facebook message.  Please read the official rules and regulations governing this contest.

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# Angela Bunke said on Monday, June 28, 2010 5:00 PM

My old school DayTimer with sprial bound inserts, combined with MicroSoft Outlook.  Everything goes in the DayTimer, reminders of appointments and tasks go in Outlook, and task lists go in Outlook.

# Barb Betke said on Monday, June 28, 2010 7:18 PM

Outlook and my paper "to-do" list. Nothing makes me happier than checking off items that are done.

# Theresa Jones said on Monday, June 28, 2010 7:26 PM

Durable post-it (or generic) index tabs.  I use them to flag the current week or other items in my calendar, to alert me to urgent items already in folders, as custom dividers in my notebooks, files or binder-clipped items on my desk to make it easier to find things.  They come in multiple colors, styles and sizes -- very handy!

# Betty Bergeron said on Monday, June 28, 2010 7:30 PM

I am definitely more organized thanks to the colored Pendaflex copysafe project pockets.  Information for various trips are easy kept together, yet easily apart from each other based on color and viewing ease.  For the many expense reports I process, these work great to hold all receipts and pending reports with a different color for each individual.  Much easier to manage so many different projects without a lot of paper piles.

# kristie Belding said on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 8:54 AM

I am all about redundancies!  Trying to keep on top of an active 12 month old, while assisting my husband in running his IT Consulting business can be a challenge.  My all time favorite tool is an 8 physician At-A-Glance planner (1 tech per page).  I also electronically document visit details, tech notes, and business transactions (Excel & MYOB).   The next is our Brother scanner/copier.  Customers frequently "lose" their invoices, so the scanner is great for sending them an electronic copy "for their records".   I am always awash in sticky notes, so to cut back I use a virtual stickie note, so the little one can't make off with it.  For the family side I LOVE my email and THE BUSY MOM calendar.  It gives us 5 columns to track birthdays, events, business meeting reminders, and chart all our daughter's milestones.  It is at the apex of the house's high traffic area to keep things fresh in our minds.  LOVE the Pendaflex line!  It keeps evolving to make our lives easier.  Next thing you know your tools may be replacing us!

# Roberta Holdsworth said on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 12:57 PM

My favorite is the expanding file folder, either A-Z or 1-31, it really helps to make the paperwork easier to handle and keep all in one place.

# Sue said on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 1:07 PM

Labels-labels of any type from my file labels to my Brother labeler and  Dymo Twin Labeler, I love them all.  Lables help me stay organized from files to notebooks and everything inbetween, I just love my labels.

# Sue Hall said on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 1:12 PM

forgot to give my email address for last entry.

# Jill Nusbaum said on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 1:17 PM

I use a combination of my Outlook calendar work work appointments and a paper calendar at home for personal appointments.

# Sandra Hapold said on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 1:38 PM

My favorite tool is my phone I sync it with my calendar and keep track of all my appointments and tasks. I even have my phone remind me in advance of items that need taken care of to ensure I miss nothing important.

# Cathy Kennedy said on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 2:07 PM

My old school desk calendar and a sharpened pencil with a good eraser in order to keep my appointments up to date, it's the easiest way to change them.

# Hedy Kelley said on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 4:56 PM

I use a combination of my outlook calender at work along with the Blackberry calender,  I am a single mom with 3 kids and trying to keep up work and dr appt etc with the kids.  I used to use a pocket calender but after losing it changed to the blackberry.  It is always with me!

# Julinda Adams said on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 5:54 PM

A 5x7 spiral calendar w/one week per page spread keeps my personal and family life, with all its appointments and events, organized.  A simple paper to-do list (created/updated in a Word file) helps me keep track and stay on task at work.

I don't see a way to give my email address without putting in the comment which I don't want to do.

# Amanda Miller said on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 6:37 PM

Since I can't see to find the right notebook I alter mine. I have spiral notebook with hard cover which i add different size pockets, tabs and dividers to.  

# Violet Strawn said on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 9:57 PM

My At-A-Glace spiral yearly calendar is hanging above my desk and if it's not on my calendar, it's not happening. I have all my business and personal appointments and meetings on the calendar for quick, easy reference.

# Mike Reiners said on Thursday, July 01, 2010 4:06 AM

I have a wooden bill organizer with numbered slots - I use it for far more than bills!  It's like a visual to-do list... I can see what urgent and upcoming deadlines to prioritize, and easily file away mail that needs my attention as it arrives.

# john said on Thursday, July 01, 2010 2:32 PM

I've been using  a daytimer planner for over fifteen years now, and it's been my main organizational tool,and my main source for listing my to be done, my diary work record,my tel-address,my expense records for IRS tax purposes,and my reference for retrieving arcihival info,going back past five or more years, quite frankly I'd be lost without it.

# Joanna Branham said on Thursday, July 01, 2010 5:50 PM

I love my desk file sorter.  I use it to hold all my project paperwork.  I have created a master list (numbered 1-31) that gets attached to the front of the sorter.  I list all my projects 1-31 and put them behind the corresponding number.  It's great one place for all the paperwork.

# Patti Manna said on Saturday, July 03, 2010 10:59 PM

My favorite organizing tool is my note book and 3-hole punch.  

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