To Email or Not While on Vacation

To Email or Not While on Vacation

  When you go on vacation, or even take a long weekend away from work and other responsibilities, the last thing you want is to still have to deal with an abundance of email. Time off should truly be time away from all aspects of business. You deserve time to recharge! But the world doesn’t stop turning just because you are out of the office, so what do you do about the constant flow of email coming in to your inbox? The Professional Organizer in NYC has the answer! Preparation and planning is key. Here are some tips to help CONTINUE READING >

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How to Rid Your Inbox of Unwanted Email

How to Rid Your Inbox of Unwanted Email

  With an overflowing email inbox, have you taken the time to notice how many emails are actually of importance? Do a lot of the emails coming in look like spam? Or are you inundated with junk mail that just takes up space? Here are some email organizing tips from the Professional Organizer in NYC to help you handle the spam and junk emails finding their way into your inbox. Protect your email address. Many people hand out their email address to anyone who asks. They may use it to sign up for mailing lists, or ads for the local CONTINUE READING >

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Create a Schedule for Checking Email

Create a Schedule for Checking Email

With the massive amount of emails being sent and received daily, it’s no wonder you find yourself spending so much time in your email inbox! With alerts on your phone or tablet, you might find yourself coming back to your inbox several times an hour instead of focusing on other tasks that need to be done. It might feel like you spend more time in your inbox rather than on any work you need to do! The Professional Organizer in NYC knows that the key to beating the need to constantly be in your inbox is to develop a schedule CONTINUE READING >

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Tools to Help You Manage Your Email

Tools to Help You Manage Your Email

Managing your email certainly can be overwhelming, but there are several tools and applications that have been created to help. Ranging from free to a monthly subscription fee, these tools serve a variety of purposes. Here are a few tools recommended by the Professional Organizer in NYC: Unroll.me: This application helps you manage your email subscriptions. Like many people, you have probably signed up for online newsletters from colleagues, friends, department stores, online deals, etc. Unroll.me fills two great purposes. First, it puts all of those subscriptions into just one email for you to view, rather than 15 separate emails CONTINUE READING >

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How to Achieve Inbox Zero with the Professional Organizer in NYC

How to Achieve Inbox Zero with the Professional Organizer in NYC

  Have you heard of “Inbox Zero” before? It’s a term used to indicate clearing out your inbox until you have zero emails left. That means absolutely none – no unread emails, no already read emails that you’ve saved for later – zero! Sounds like a dream, right? Does such a thing actually exist? Of course it does! Here are some email organizing tips from the Professional Organizer in NYC to achieve that infamous Inbox Zero. Touch it once. How often do you read an email and then leave it sitting in your inbox, even if it requires no further CONTINUE READING >

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Tips to Organize Your Inbox

Tips to Organize Your Inbox

  Here’s a question for you: if you checked your email right now, how many emails are in your inbox? Not just emails that are unread, but let’s include those emails that you’ve opened and left sitting in your inbox. Do you have just a few? Is it more like a few hundred? We are bombarded with emails all day long. Email has become a major source of communication for family, friends, and business. Not to mention that with the option of paying bills online, there is an constant stream of payment reminders and updates via email. If you don’t CONTINUE READING >

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Professional Organizer in NYC’s 5 Favorite Organizing Products from the NAPO Conference

Professional Organizer in NYC’s 5 Favorite Organizing Products from the NAPO  Conference

  I have just returned from Los Angeles where I attended the 30th NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers) Conference. One focus of the conference was shared during the opening keynote address by The Minimalists, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus. As a result of a series of life events, they both decided to significantly simplify their lives and started by shedding much of the excess that was cluttering their lives and homes. As we’ve been focusing on spring decluttering your home and your office here at The Organizing Zone, this was incredibly timely and another reminder to give thought CONTINUE READING >

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How to Declutter Your Digital Life with the Professional Organizer in NYC

How to Declutter Your Digital Life with the Professional Organizer in NYC

  You know what it’s like – you come home after a long day at work, sit down on the couch, pull out your phone or tablet and you glance through Facebook, your email, a news site. Maybe you pop open your laptop to get some work done and you have three browser screens open, each one with several open tabs. Your digital life is just as cluttered as your real life! This doesn’t have to be the case. Here are some tips from the Professional Organizer in NYC on how to declutter your digital life. Create an easy system CONTINUE READING >

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How to Declutter Your Bookshelves

How to Declutter Your Bookshelves

  Let’s talk about bookshelves. Overstuffed bookshelves can quickly become an eyesore, and we are often left a bit clueless on how to handle it. It can be hard to think about parting with our well-loved books, so often we ignore that subject altogether. After all, what if we want to read them again someday? Don’t get stuck in the trap of feeling like you must keep every book you’ve ever owned. Though books are an important part of our lives, they don’t need to have control over your home and your shelves! Here are some tips to declutter your CONTINUE READING >

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How to Enjoy a Clutter Free Bathroom

How to Enjoy a Clutter Free Bathroom

  The bathroom in your home can be a very busy place. It’s used for a variety of grooming tasks, and often needs to be shared with multiple people. Unfortunately, most bathrooms are fairly small and don’t come equipped with adequate storage. Thus the clutter begins to pile up! It doesn’t have to be that way. You can turn your bathroom into a calm, uncluttered place. Here are some simple tips from the Professional Organizer in NYC to help you tackle the bathroom clutter. Go through your cabinets and drawers and throw away any item that is expired or that CONTINUE READING >

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