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Week 10 – Desk Management – Celebrate an Organized Workspace (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on October 31, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar Writes About Organize Your Desk Day - Photo Courtesy of GetConnected.com

By Clare Kumar

In a study commissioned by Professional Organizers in Canada, 7 in 10 Canadians who work say their workplace is disorganized, and disorganized Canadians report feelings of stress, frustration and failure. Read the rest of this entry »

Week 10 – Desk Management – Maintaining an Organized Workspace (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on October 30, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar Writes About Organization - Photo Courtesy of GetConnected.com

By Clare Kumar

Now that your office is set up for success, is your organizing work done? Well, if nothing changed, maybe, but our lives are always changing – we all know change is the one thing we can count on. So, here are four tips to keep things organized no matter what comes your way. Read the rest of this entry »

Week 10 – Desk Management – 6 Strategies for a Successful Home Office (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on October 29, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar Writes About Successful Home Office Spaces - Photo Courtesy of GetConnected.com

By Clare Kumar

We’ve covered a wealth of material in this series which is applicable to any office, but working from home presents unique challenges. Numerous stats show productivity gains of 15% or more through working from home. Why is it then that some people can work successfully from home but others say they simply can’t? The foundation to work successfully from home comes from planning an effective work space and developing appropriate work practices. Read the rest of this entry »

Desk management – 5 steps on how to organize your desk (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on October 28, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar Writes About Organizing Your Desk Space - Photo Courtesy of GetConnected.com

By Clare Kumar

We’ve covered the theory behind getting organized, but what about the practical side? How do you go from a cluttered to calm desk space? The following 5 steps show you how: Read the rest of this entry »

Desk management – 5 ways to control desk clutter (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on October 27, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar Writes About Desk Management - Photo Courtesy of GetConnected.com

By Clare Kumar

Even with papers tidied and files put away, desktops can appear busy because of computers and the many peripherals and accessories we use. Here are 5 ways to reduce desktop disarray: Read the rest of this entry »

Desk management – 5 items that really belong at your desk (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on October 26, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar Writes About Desk Management - Photo Courtesy of GetConnected.com

By Clare Kumar

Here we are, 8 weeks after beginning this series on organizing your workspace, finally talking about how to organize your desk. We have covered space planning, ergonomics, time management and information management before getting to the desk – the most used space. Read the rest of this entry »

Week 8 – Information Management: Tips – Time Saving Tools (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on October 25, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar Writes About Managing Time - Photo Courtesy of GetConnected.com

By Clare Kumar

New features have been designed into data storage supplies to make them easier to use and to save you time. Take a look at your data storage processes and especially for any that are repeated often, consider feature-rich quality tools for a smoother, more efficient experience. Read the rest of this entry »

Week 8 – Information Management: Afraid of Your Inbox? 5 Tips For Email Efficiency (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on October 24, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar Writes About Organizing Your Email Inbox - Photo Courtesy of GetConnected.com

By Clare Kumar

One of the most common frustrations in today’s work environment is the volume of email. I commonly hear reports of between 100-200 emails a day and inboxes with thousands of unread emails. Coupling email with portable devices creates the expectation of an immediate response – a pressured system. Read the rest of this entry »

Week 8 – Information Management: 3 Simple Steps To Manage Your Contacts (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on October 23, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar Writes About How to Manage Your Contacts - Photo Courtesy of GetConnected.com

By Clare Kumar

In business it’s often said that it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. But, what good is that if you struggle to organize and manage your contact information? Read the rest of this entry »

Week 7 – Information Management: Strategies – How To Deal With Incoming Information (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on October 18, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar Writes About Information Management - Photo Courtesy of GetConnected.com

By Clare Kumar

We are increasingly inundated with mail, some of it very useful to us and critical to our successful performance, but much of it extraneous and distracting. To avoid feeling overwhelmed by the physical clutter of paper mail and the mental chaos of an abundance of electronic information, it is critical to systematically deal with each incoming piece. This means knowing how to process email, regular mail, faxes, information from trade shows, meeting notes and more. Read the rest of this entry »

Week 7 – Information Management: Strategies – 6 Tips To Turn Your Filing System Into A “Finding” System (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on October 17, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar Writes About Filing and Organization - Photo Courtesy of GetConnected.com

By Clare Kumar

For incoming information that makes it past “delete”, systems are required to hold our active or “do” items and those we designate for reference. Filing systems are the most commonly used but unless set up effectively can quickly become cumbersome space hogs full of papers that are never referred to. Read the rest of this entry »

Week 7 – Information Management: Strategies – Reference Material At The Ready (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on October 16, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar Writes About Organization - Photo Courtesty of GetConnected.com

By Clare Kumar

Filing works well for storing some types of information but not others. Smaller papers can get lost, files can easily get out of order and they may not stand up to heavy use. Read the rest of this entry »

Week 6 – Time Management: Tips – 5 Time Saving Products (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on October 15, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar Writes About Products That Can Help You Organize - Photo Courtesy of GetConnected.com

By Clare Kumar

There are numerous products on the market designed to help you use time more productively. Here are a few of my favourite time-savers: Read the rest of this entry »

Week 6 – Time Management: Tips – 5 Ways to Use Time More Efficiently (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on October 14, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar Writes About Setting Priorities - Photo Courtesy of GetConnected.com

By Clare Kumar

Since time management is the most common challenge to being organized, here are five more time management tips to boost your productivity: Read the rest of this entry »

Week 6 – Time Management: Tips – 5 Ways to Overpower Procrastination (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on October 13, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar Writes About Time Management - Photo Courtesy of GetConnected.com

By Clare Kumar

A recent Leger Marketing survey commissioned by Professional Organizers in Canada reveals that of the 80% of Canadians who say they are disorganized, they appear to struggle most with their ability to organize time. Read the rest of this entry »

Week 5 – Time Management: Strategies – Three Tools to Manage Your Time (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on October 12, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar Writes About Tools to Help You Manage Your Time - Photo Courtesy of GetConnected.com

By Clare Kumar

I read an article recently that suggested that the average worker uses 13 different time management tools. The most common tools fall within the following three categories: Read the rest of this entry »

Week 5 – Time Management: Strategies – Setting Priorities (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on October 11, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar Writes About Setting Priorities - Photo Courtesy of GetConnected.com

By Clare Kumar

Just like space, time is a limited resource. In fact most of us would say this is a resource under constant pressure. With so many demands on our time, it is easy to feel pulled in several directions and be unsure of what to focus on. Here are three strategies to help you invest your time wisely. Read the rest of this entry »

Week 5 – Time Management: Strategies – 5 Ways to Master Your To Do List (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on October 10, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar Writes About Organizing Your To Do List - Photo Courtesy of GetConnected.com

By Clare Kumar

Our goals and objectives lead to numerous actions. Writing them down can help us make sure we don’t forget them, but is there a best way to do it? Here are three strategies to keep your To Do list under control: Read the rest of this entry »

Week 5 – Time Management: Strategies – Setting Priorities (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on October 9, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar Writes About Time Management - Photo Courtesy of GetConnected.com

By Clare Kumar

Just like space, time is a limited resource. In fact most of us would say this is a resource under constant pressure. With so many demands on our time, it is easy to feel pulled in several directions and be unsure of what to focus on. Here are three strategies to help you invest your time wisely. Read the rest of this entry »

Week 1 – Selecting Organizing Tools (Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on October 8, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar Writes About Organizing Tools for Your Home Office - Photo Courtesy of GetConnected.com

Organizing tools are critical to create an efficient and effective workspace. Tools help us group like items together, identify and contain items for easy retrieval, and place items in the most comfortable position for use. Read the rest of this entry »

Week 4 Space Management: Inspiration – Defining Your Office Style (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on October 6, 2010 at 5:00 AM

By Clare Kumar

Given the amount of time spent in our offices, once designed for function, it makes sense to create spaces we truly enjoy being in. Since offices hold a large variety items, selecting a style can help unify the space and reduce visual chaos. In this article we’ll consider furniture, soft furnishings and lighting. In the next we’ll explore colour, art and accessories. Read the rest of this entry »

Week 4 – Space Management: Inspiration – Personalizing Your Space (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on October 5, 2010 at 5:00 AM

By Clare Kumar

Having defined your office style through furniture, soft furnishings and lighting, you’ll want to consider the use of colour, art and plants to further personalize your workspace. Read the rest of this entry »

Week 4 – Space Management: Inspiration – Four Ways To Boost Your Creativity (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on October 4, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar Writes About Getting a Boost at Work - Photo Courtesy of GetConnected.com

By Clare Kumar

Out of the box thinking is necessary to generate new ideas and even problem solve in our daily tasks. Since time is always limited, we have to be efficient even in our creativity. Read the rest of this entry »

Week 3 – Space Management: Ergonomics – Work Station Comfort (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on October 3, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar Writes About Work Station Comfort - Photo Courtesy of GetConnected.com

By Clare Kumar

Numerous studies show a direct link between comfort at your workstation and productivity. In fact a summary of 250 studies on the impact of ergonomic equipment shows average productivity gains of 25%. Add to that the benefit of avoiding serious and sometimes permanent musculoskeletal injuries (such as low back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome) and it makes sense to invest time into making sure your office space suits your body and your work. Read the rest of this entry »

Week 3 – Space Management: Ergonomics – Using Your Computer Safely (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on October 2, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar About Ergonomic Best Practices While At Your Desk - Photo Courtesy of GetConnected.com

By Clare Kumar

Just as it is critical to have a supportive chair and a work surface at the correct height, it is essential to know how to use a computer correctly to avoid serious repetitive strain injuries. Read the rest of this entry »

Week 3 – Space Management: Ergonomics – Best Practices (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on October 1, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar Writes About Getting the Best Out of Yourself While Working - Photo Courtesy of GetConnected.com

By Clare Kumar

The equipment you use in your office goes a long way in setting up your chances for working in a healthy way. In addition to these you will want to establish some best practices to ensure you are doing everything necessary to take care of yourself while at work. Read the rest of this entry »

WEEK 2 – SPACE PLANNING: DEFINING KEY PIECES (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on September 18, 2010 at 5:00 AM

By Clare Kumar

Pretend you are visiting your office for the first time. Take a look around with fresh eyes. What do you see? Does every piece of furniture serve the purpose it was intended for? Are there pieces simply attracting piles of paper? Often when we spend a lot of time in a place, be it work or home, we stop really seeing what’s there. We just accept that it’s supposed to be there, whether it’s working or not. Read the rest of this entry »

Week 2 – Space Planning: Effective Storage (Originally Published in GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on September 17, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar Writes About Organizing Your Office Space - Photo Courtesy of GetConnected.com

By Clare Kumar

After defining the key furniture pieces you need to support your work, the next step is determining appropriate storage systems. Storage is all about locating the necessary tools and information easily and retrieving them with the appropriate expenditure of energy. Rather than thinking about a storage system, it may be helpful to think of a “finding system”. Read the rest of this entry »

Week 1 – 10 WEEKS OF ORGANIZING KNOW HOW TO GET YOU READY FOR ORGANIZE YOUR DESK DAY (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on September 15, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar Writes About Organizing Your Workspace - Photo Courtesy of GetConnectedMedia.com

By Clare Kumar

Every year, the third Thursday in Small Business Week is “Organize Your Desk Day”. Read the rest of this entry »

Week 1 – Organizing Your Workspace: Three Steps to Getting Started (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on September 14, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar Writes About Organizing Your Office Space - Photo Courtesy of GetConnectedMedia.com

By Clare Kumar

Simply tailoring your workspace to suit you and how you like to work will boost your productivity. People are different sizes and shapes and have different learning styles and responses to their environments. Some things in your office may be working well for you, but chances are your space could be further customized to suit your preferences and work style so you can work more efficiently. Worth exploring? Read the rest of this entry »

Shoes, glorious shoes! (Originally Published on Neatfreak Blog)

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on August 18, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar Writes About Shoes - Photo Courtesy of Fotolia

By Clare Kumar

Yes, shoes are glorious, but more often than not, storing them can cause less than glamorous feelings. If you’re feeling footwear frustration, you’re not alone. I often get questions about how and where to store shoes, and especially now we’re in winter, beautiful boots. Read the rest of this entry »

TEN TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL GARAGE SALE (Originally Published on Neatfreak Blog)

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on August 17, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar Writes About Effective Garage Sales - Photo Courtesy of Fotolia

By Clare Kumar

Garage sales are a great way to give unwanted items a second chance. They take some effort but can pay off handsomely for you or in the form of a much appreciated donation to the charity of your choice. Read the rest of this entry »

Avoiding Moving Madness – 5 Tips to Address the Stress (Originally Published on Neatfreak Blog)

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on August 16, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar Writes About Having a Hassle-Free Move - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

By Clare Kumar

Moving is known to be one of the most chaotic and stressful events you can go through. Studies show up to 25 per cent of people move each year. If this year it’s on your agenda, read on for tips on minimizing the anxiety related to a move. Read the rest of this entry »

WHY HOME STAGE WITH A PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER? (from Streamlife Newsletter – April 2010)

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on August 15, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar Writes About Home Staging - Photo Courtesy of Clare Kumar

By Clare Kumar

Preparing for and living through a move is one of the most stressful things one can do. The benefits of staging a home to sell are now almost universally understood. If you want to maximize the sale price of your home and the speed in which it sells, staging is critical. Read the rest of this entry »

An Organized Office is a Productive Office (Originally Published in Neatfreak Blog)

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on August 14, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar Writes About Organizing an Office - Photo Courtesy of Clare Kumar

By Clare Kumar

Investing time in getting organized may sound like the last thing you need to add to your “to do” list. However, just as you can spend money to make money, did you know you can spend time to make time? And who doesn’t need more of that? Read the rest of this entry »

Organizing Dad’s Closet – Part One – 5 Key Storage Strategies (originally published at www.neatfreak.com/blog)

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on August 13, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar Writes About Organizing Dad's Closet - Photo Courtesy of Clare Kumar

By Clare Kumar

Although most men don’t seem to be concerned about the state of their closets (yes, I know there are exceptions!), almost all men appreciate order in the house. Here’s some advice on how best to manage a guy’s stuff – in two parts. The first installment explores key strategies for storing dad’s duds. The second will take you through a guys garb item by item and provide recommendations on how best to store each one. Read the rest of this entry »

Make Setting up an Effective Home Office Part of Your Pandemic Plan H1N1 is here. Is your home office ready?

In Beauty, Business, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on November 18, 2009 at 7:22 AM

TORONTO, Ontario – November 17, 2009 – H1N1 is here and causing havoc at home and in the office. Ensuring employees can remain productive by working from home is a critical piece of any business continuity plan. Health Canada suggests that as many as 35 per cent of Canadians could become ill during the H1N1 pandemic. They recommend that if you feel at all sick or are infectious (with H1N1 this can be up to ten days after the onset of symptoms) you should stay home. Add to this time needed to tend to children who are sent home due to illness or school closures, and employees feeling well enough to work could be out of the office for days or weeks leaving offices understaffed and productivity down.

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