Organisation & People Performance Inspired Honey Blog

January 31, 2009

Handy Ways to Tame Your Paperwork!

Filed under: Uncategorized — inspiredhoney @ 2:22 am

Do you keep shuffling paper around? No more!!

1. Purchase a large vertical wire step file (available from Officeworks)

2. Sort through your in-tray/s or piles and organise the paperwork into similar categories, i.e.

·        Correspondence

·        Reading

·        Clients

·        Invoices

·        Staff

3. Label manila folders with the above categories.

4. Place folders into step file.

5. Organise direct debits for regular bills and keep informed of your bank accounts and finances.

Now you’ll have all your work to do sitting in manageable files. It’s much more effective than shuffling piles of paper.

This simple but practical device saves my accountant 2 hours per week. Do you know what that means to an accountant who charges out at $100 per hour?

Save Two Hours/Week @ Hourly Rate of $100

2 HRS/WEEK = $200
= 8 HRS/MTH = $800
= 96 HRS/YR = $9,600

You don’t need to be an accountant to understand the significance of saving a small amount of time and the impact it has overall. It’s always the little things in life – the one percenters – which make the difference.

How many minutes, hours, days or months a year have you been wasting keeping yourself needlessly ‘busy’ with paperwork?

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January 7, 2009

Holiday Organisation

The holidays are a busy time. Why? Everyone’s shopping. Sunbaking. BBQing. Travelling. And buying more, more, more! When you’re busy, things tend to slip around the house. Bills fall behind. And with all that shopping, more stuff sneaks into your home. Start the year right by taking control of post-holiday clutter.

Purge the Chrissy decorations

When you take down your decorations—whether it’s the lights on the house or the ornaments on the tree—it’s a great time to sort through old, unused, or broken decorations. Also limit decorations to the space you have, and clearly label the boxes in which they’re stored. Use different boxes for type of decoration (eg lights or the tree) to avoid confusion and help keep order. A little effort here will pay off next Christmas!

Use the right storage containers

Using divided boxes for tree ornaments and padding for lights to ensure that expensive items are not crushed or damaged in storage. Large, plastic stackable bins are great for lights, decorations, and larger seasonal items. Label them clearly and store them in the less-trafficked zone of your home or garage.

Create clear labels and attach one to the front of each bin so that you can clearly and quickly find what you’re looking for!

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