The Best Way to Manage Random notes and papers - with Evernote

The Best Way to Manage Random notes and papers - with Evernote

Today is about setting up a home for all that information that we're bombarded with, but not sure where to keep. Go back to your "TO FILE" tray, and chances are there are items in there like this. You might also have articles or blog posts that you want to read later, how do you keep track of them? And what about that measurement that you need to take to the hardware store?

The best storage and organisation solution for all this and more is a tool called Evernote. 

Tips from a Former Information Junkie

Tips from a Former Information Junkie

There is so much information available to help in our businesses and lives, and it comes from everywhere! You might have notes from meetings and courses, there are news sites and blogs to keep up with, and I don't need to tell you about your email inbox and social media feeds.

When you think you need to save a document or article for future reference, you need to ask these important questions...

VIDEO: Filing your Reference Information - Office Basics series

VIDEO: Filing your Reference Information - Office Basics series

This is the final part of a series where I briefly explain the main systems that can help your personal productivity in the office.

We all keep information for future reference, for just in case. The key is being able to find it again when you need it...

Important Questions about Information Management in your Business

Important Questions about Information Management in your Business

Over the last few months, I have been busily furthering my organising and productivity knowledge with a well respected industry veteran in the US, Barbara Hemphill. I will soon be able to add the title Certified Productive Environment Specialist (CPES) to my accomplishments and it's already given me some really effective extra tools to help my small business clients to manage their information and be more productive.

How to Organise Your Reading

How to Organise Your Reading

I have always loved to read. I love a good novel to relax and escape into another world, life or time. I also love reading non-fiction to learn something new. Lately with content marketing, blogs shared on social media and email newsletters, it seems there's always something popping into my inbox that i want to read.

So how to keep up without getting distracted from what you're supposed to be doing? And how to remember those books you see or hear about that you want to read one day?

By keeping a "To-read" list or lists...

Making filing paperwork easier

Making filing paperwork easier

Let's face it, most people hate filing. It's boring. 
But more than that, one of the common getting stuck points is those documents that don't really fit into any category that you have set up. Sometimes this results in piles of miscellaneous papers or you just put off the filing all together.. And the piles grow.

So how can we avoid this and make filing easier?

The benefits of getting organised

The benefits of getting organised

Do you wish you were more organised but are just too busy to do anything about it? Maybe you don't see it as high enough priority, after all your clients and getting paid should come first right? Well yes, but here are some reasons why taking some time to get organised first will see you way better off in the long run.

Personal Filing for Beginners

When you're first starting out, whether it's when you first start working, or move into your own place, is usually also when you have to start thinking about how to handle all the new paperwork that comes with it. Bills, rental agreements, car rego, insurance, medical records, it can all pile up quite quickly and so it's a good idea to set up a personal filing system

Filing Cabinet Clearout

It's that time of the year again, for business it's a new financial year, for individuals it's tax time. Either way it's a good time to have a look at your filing system and give it a bit of a clean out. Over time filing cabinets fill up, making it harder to find what you need and even harder to file new documents.