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Tips to save one hour per day - time-management


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? Keep correlated items together, for case in point the brunette filters and chocolate "live" above or near the brunette maker. (saves 2-5 notes a day)
? Build a announcement base on the fridge for messages, farm duties etc. (saves 5 action a day)
? Keep the grocery list posted where all children members can add items as they run out. (Saves 10 - 30 log a week, depending if you not remember a touch and have to go back to the store!)
? Coin a checklist for fare agreed in the order of your grocery store aisles. (saves 5-10 follow-up shopping)
? Conceive recipe categories that make sense to you. (saves 5 action a day)
? Ascertain a place to put car keys, gloves, umbrellas etc. , for easy approach when you leave the house (saves 5 log a day or a lot more if you exceedingly can't find your car keys!)
? Use an answering automaton or benefit to check calls. Come back calls at your convenience. (saves 10-20 action a day)
? When breach your incoming e-mail, apply The FAT System? (File-Act-Toss). If you aren't sure you need it, toss it! (saves 5-10 follow-up a day)
? Construct an deal with book for quick reference. Outlook Express, ACT!, and Speed up all come with concentrate on books, or you can do it the "old fashioned" way and input info by hand in an definite book. Keep it updated. (saves 5 follow-up a day)
? Put daily grooming/make-up needs in a free container by a long way accessible. (saves 3 action a day. )
? Make a habit of looking when you go from one place to another, and see what needs to go with you. (saves 3 action a day. )


? Teach your offspring to use an alarm clock or clock radio. (saves 5 notes a day)
? Decide on clothing and side dishes the night ahead of (saves 5 notes a day)
? Pack lunches the night ahead of (saves 5 follow-up in busiest time of the day)
? Designate a place where ancestors members can check to see if they have messages. (saves 5 follow-up a day per person)
? Start a child's file arrangement with a clean container, basket, file or shelf. It may control in order about their health records, medicines, education, extra curricular activities, memorabilia, etc. (saves 10-15 follow-up a week)
? Designate a "special place" for your child to put the identification they bring home from school. (saves 5-15 action a week)
? Run everyday jobs at non-rush hour times if possible. Keep stops sequential to avoid dynamic in circles (saves 15-45 action a day)


? Avoid an abundant e-mail In Box, by creating folders. Build a folder for each committee, project, anyone etc. (saves 5-10 action a day)
? Append the old letter when replying to an e-mail to help the recipient commit to memory its earliest content. (saves 5-10 notes a day)
? For lengthy or dense e-mail, coin your communication in a word dispensation code and affix it to your e-mail. This allows you easy approach for bowdlerization and retrieval. (saves 10 notes a day)
? If you need a copy of an e-mail, print it and then obliterate it! Bear in mind to file your e-mail hard copy in your paper management system, such as The Paper Tiger?, so you can find it again in 5 seconds or less! (saves 5 follow-up a day)
? Keep your filing arrangement simple. Don't conceive too many categories, it's beat to put in a row into the main all-purpose group first. (saves 10 action a day)
? Categorize mainframe documents. Put into one folder. Your mainframe by now has it for you - "My Documents". Then construct subfolders for each code that you use, such as Word, Excel, Power Point, etc. Then save it. (i. e. , My Documents/ Word/Mary Stowe letter/Marketing for book. (saves 10 action a day)
? Attempt the Art of Wastebasketry. Take a exact to clean out each time you can. (saves 5-10 log a day)
? Let calls go into voice mail. Don't allow the phone to interrupt your work except it's truly necessary. Arrival calls when you have a set time to talk. Glance e-mail can also give you time to get ready for what the caller sought and avoid having to come again calls back and forth. (saves 15 log a day)

Barbara Hemphill is the creator of Kiplinger's Calming the Paper Tiger at Work and Educating the Paper Tiger at Home and co-author of Love It or Lose It: Breathing Clutter-Free Forever. The mission of Hemphill Productivity Institute is to help those and organizations conceive and sustain a productive ecosystem so they can accomplish their work and enjoy their lives. We do this by organizing space, information, and time. We can be reached at 800-427-0237 or at www. ProductiveEnvironment. com


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