What are your thoughts? How do you keep your ribbons untangled?
What are your thoughts? How do you keep your ribbons untangled?
It’s easy to make the connection between stuff and money. Stuff costs money. But, as you go about deciding which items to bring into your home, remember this: stuff equals time.
Which items are worth your time?”
Read the full article to learn more about her revelation. Time management is not only about creating schedules and staying on task, it’s about making sure other things don’t eat up all of your time unexpectedly. In the long run, the more stuff you have, the less time you have.
1) Post a task (deliveries, office work, shopping, chores, handyman work, etc.)
2) ‘Rabbits’ make offers and the lowest bidder will be assigned the task
3) You pay when the task is done
Why it’s unique:
Each of the ‘Rabbits’ go “through a multiple step application process which includes an essay, video interviews and a background check before being selected to run Tasks.” Here are a few things that set it apart:
Stay tuned for a detailed look at our experience testing TaskRabbit.
What are your thoughts? Do you have a different system for organizing your linens?
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• Lists best times for you to fall asleep based on when you want to wake up
• Makes sure you don’t interrupt sleep cycles
• Feeling better rested and refreshed
• Improving time management
And here’s an interesting article on tricks to set your alarm so you wake up more peacefully!
One tip they explain is to schedule time for interruptions, since people will always come to ask a question. We suggest you also factor in commute time if you’re traveling to a meeting or appointment. They also suggest taking 30 minutes every day to plan your schedule; we actually recommend you spend this time first thing in the morning or right before you go to bed, to make sure everything is ready to go. Another great tip they share is to block out distractions like Facebook while you’re trying to work. In fact, we think you should turn off your email notifications while trying to work- every time a little box shows a new email at the bottom of your screen, you lose focus and are tempted to respond. Read the article for more great time management tips!
The office in this client’s home was the only room she unpacked after the move and she didn’t know how to plan her space to make it functional. She bought all these great organizing products but didn’t know how to make them work for her.
We sorted through and categorized all the piles of paper on the countertop, chair, floor and in the boxes. Once we knew exactly what we had, we designed a map of her existing space to reflect the appropriate storage needed for each category. This map was how we determined where each category should go on her existing shelving system.
The result is a much more functional office. Because everything is labeled and categorized, our client can now easily find all her office supplies, files, craft supplies and books. Our client exclaimed, “I am so excited to come into this space now, whereas before I just shut the door. I am excited to show it off!”
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Use cloud services as a convenient way to access all your information while you’re on-the-go, through your laptop or your phone.
For large, time-consuming tasks, break them down into smaller sub-tasks and spread them out over the day or week.
When someone gives you a business card, make notes on the back to jog your memory later. Notes might include when you met, what you discussed, potential relationship, etc.
Create a set of email policies for your small business so everyone’s on the same page when it comes to writing and sending emails.
For each task on your to-do list, add its estimated completion time. This gives you a realistic view of everything on your plate for the day.
Make sure to sync your devices regularly so your information is always accurate and doesn’t contain duplicates.
Create a mobile file system to transfer documents safely between your car and office.
Start prioritizing your tasks to ensure you spend your time and energy doing what is important.
Create a system for processing business cards you receive. Try delegating the data entry portion of the task to an assistant or intern.
When organizing your office, imagine a semi‐circle around you when you sit at your desk. Place the supplies you use most often inside this space so they will always be within reach when needed.