Elizabeth got right down to the critical changes we needed to make to improve our work flow. And we had fun doing it!Sheree C., Paralegal, Office Max
Very illuminating going over my weekly review checklist and realizing that the parts of the work I dread doing are the things I don’t have systems and structure for… I can see already that this is going to be a big help, and wish I’d gotten started sooner! I’m feeling optimistic, and looking forward to solving the problem(s) and getting my time more focused on the patient work I love to do!Dr. Deborah E., ND
Innovatively Organized’s Email Mgmt Webinar was great! My inbox is now down to zero for the first time in a long time. I would highly recommend it to any friends or associates!Dan F., Realtor
The one-on-one attention I got from Elizabeth helped me identify problem areas and prioritize changes to become more streamlined and organized. Replacing old habits with new ones is challenging but extremely rewarding! Thanks again, Elizabeth!Eliott P., Event Services Manager
I can’t tell you how accomplished I feel today. Even when someone came to me with an “emergency” project, I noted that on my calendar. I know that I can use that information to help people better schedule time with me to get these projects done.Erin George, Real Change News
You definitely demonstrated what you do best – being organized! It was very apparent that you’ve gone through training and certification and truly know your business.Jeanette H., BPW
IO has changed my whole perspective on being organized. You guys rock.Amy T., Blueflame Heating & Air Conditioning
Elizabeth swiftly and efficiently demonstrated easy methods to organizing my online clutter. My creative and innovative management style no longer clashes with daily details and extensive reporting requirements. What a relief! With a new, common sense system in place, our non-profit initiative become more productive and so have I!Brian Jaeger
I loved your presentation of Email Organizing 101. The presentation was clear and informative, and you offered wonderful tips to make our busy lives easier. I already implemented some of your recommendations, and have no remaining emails at the end of the day in my inbox. Also, you have a great sense of humor, so like everyone else, I truly enjoyed my time there. Time and money well-spent.Jennifer S., Merrill Lynch
I am able to accomplish more, in less time. When I work in my home office, I’m not distracted by piles of paper all around me. I am able to proudly show off my work space now!Angela Shen
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.
Just because your email comes to your phone, you don’t need to respond immediately. Schedule specific times to check email.
Make sure to sync your devices regularly so your information is always accurate and doesn’t contain duplicates.
Use unexpected free time wisely – while waiting in line or sitting in traffic, have a list of things you can do then.
To reduce digital clutter, unsubscribe to email newsletters you don’t read.
Create a mobile file system to transfer documents safely between your car and office.
It’s distracting hearing your phone buzz. Block off time to truly focus; shut the door, silence your phone, close your email.
Try setting time limits for tasks that easily eat away your day, like responding to email or checking Facebook.
If you work from your car, set it up as a functional office with storage and office supplies like a desk.
For large, time-consuming tasks, break them down into smaller sub-tasks and spread them out over the day or week.