Monthly Archives: October 2013

Business Filing System

Managing all the information that a small business generates can be overwhelming. And despite the constant push to go paperless, we aren’t at that point in our information structure to be able to go without a way to manage documents.

I’ve seen lots of different paper management techniques (alphabetical, numerical, alpha-numerical, binders, folders, etc). And although each company is unique, I have found that a customized, color-coded, categorical filing system works best for most small businesses.

Here are a few ways that I recommend setting up your filing system…

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Psychology of Organizing

organizing psychology

I saw this quote on a mug and had to wonder, could it possibly be true? Do I teach others to be organized because I am just so lazy that I don’t want to have to look for things?  I do tell my clients that I want to work myself out of a job. So is the psychology behind organizing that I am truly lazy?

I would love to hear your thoughts!

How to Organize Stink Bugs

As an organizer, I get to go into deep corners and dark closets, the favorite hiding places of the brown marmorated stink bug.  Introduced into the United States in the mid 1990s, these glorious creatures have become almost the bain of my existence.  I literally cringe when I hear that unmistakable hum nearby. Continue reading