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What is Disorganization Costing Your Business?

What is Disorganization Costing Your Business?

The Cost of Disorganization Have you ever wondered how much disorganization is costing you or your business? According to the Wall Street Journal, employees waste at least one hour every day looking for things that they have but can’t find. Time wasted looking for documents, electronic files and other things is lost productivity and money down… Read more

Do You Have Accountability in your Tool Kit?

Recently, Debbie was interviewed as a Productivity Expert for “Keeping You Organized”, a podcast with national office supply and organizing product company, Smead. In it, she discussed the concept of accountability and how it can be used as a productivity tool.  What is Accountability? In Part 1 of the podcast, Debbie talks about what accountability means,… Read more

Is Your Desk a Mess? Apply ART and Regain Control of Your Workspace!

Is It Time to Unearth Your Desk? Is your desk is over-run with paper and other clutter that might be distracting you? It might be time to Unearth Your Desk! Our current newsletter contains tips you may want to utilize to help you to gain control of your workspace and increase productivity. We’re also offering a… Read more

Small Investment Yields Huge Returns for It’s About Time Participant

We love to receive feedback from our clients, and there is no greater feeling than knowing we have helped to make a positive impact in someone’s life. “An Incredible Return on Investment” Feedback from a member of our “It’s About Time” Program. In her words … “It’s About Time” is a program where I put… Read more

Is Paper Clutter Weighing You Down?

Is Paper Clutter Weighing You Down? Are you looking for ways to clear your home or office of paper clutter? If so, you’ll want to check out our current newsletter for upcoming recycling and shredding events.  Also, included is an introduction to our May “It’s About Time” topic, “Unearthing Your Desk“. Join us as we discuss… Read more

3 Tips to Get Control Of Your Email

Do you need to get control of your email? Question: Help! I’m drowning in email.  I start opening email in the morning and soon hours have passed and I haven’t done anything but sift through email.  How can I both manage my email and get my work done? Answer: This is a very common challenge.  Working from… Read more

The Benefits of an Organized Workspace

How Do You Organize Your Workspace? One in four Americans wish they had a more organized workspace. Are you one of them? Staying organized in the workplace is incredibly important and leads to better output and quality work. It can be tough to get started, though, especially if you have an excess of clutter. To… Read more

What You Need to Know About Multi-tasking

Want to learn more about the Myth of Multi-tasking? If you want to learn about the Myth of Multitasking, we’ve got some tips in this month’s issue of our Simply Placed newsletter. Want more news and tips from Simply Placed throughout the year?  Receive our newsletter directly to your inbox each month by becoming a subscriber…. Read more

How to Improve Your Focus and Be More Productive

Focusing on one task at a time makes the brain more productive It’s easy to get caught in the mindset that doing more than one thing at a time makes us more productive. In fact, just the opposite is true. When you focus on just one task all the way through to completion, you actually… Read more

What You Need to Know About Multitasking and Managing Email

Managing your Inbox without Multitasking How many times a day or an hour do you stop what you are doing to check your email, or (try to) write an email while you are speaking with someone or doing something else? If you have your email set up to send out a visual or sound notification… Read more

The Truth about Multi-tasking and Productivity

Are you under the impression that you have to multi-task in order to be productive and “get it all done”? Well, we’ve got news for you – it doesn’t work – or not as well as you think it does. If you try to do two things at once, you won’t do either of them… Read more

Smead Asks the Organizer: Our Take on Minimalism

Minimalism Redefined Minimalism is all the buzz. Simplifying things at work and at home is a concept that has broad appeal, however, when defined by some as the extreme paring down of one’s possession, living space and even carbon footprint, “minimalism” can feel overwhelming. Attracted by the idea, but paralyzed to know where to start… Read more

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