Here’s today’s topic, readers: What are your best tips on how to store bills and otherwise organize your paperwork? How do you deal with the mix of paperwork, electronic documents, emailed receipts, and more? I describe my own record keeping system below, but I thought it’d be fun to see what other people do… I … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: How Do You Store Your Bills, Receipts, and More?
How to Schedule Repeating Tasks
As the New Year starts, I thought it might be fun to talk about how to schedule repeating tasks — specifically, what yearly things do you do, or have built in to your year (month? quarter?) so that you can help stay on top of all the various tasks that build up, whether for your … Read More about How to Schedule Repeating Tasks
How to Organize Your Personal Email
Readers, what are your tips on how to organize your personal email(s)? Do you use tools like Unroll.Me to keep clutter low, a ton of Gmail filters, or some other trick or hack? Do you practice a zero inbox policy with personal emails — and how do you keep from getting overwhelmed? (Psst: I know … Read More about How to Organize Your Personal Email
How to Keep Track of Work To-Dos
These are some of our favorite ways to keep track of work to-dos!
How to Take Advantage of a Quiet Office at the Holidays
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to take advantage of a quiet office during holidays, but you may also want to check out all of our posts on holiday business etiquette. It’s coming: the dead period around the holidays when many of your coworkers are out on vacation, projects are done or winding down, … Read More about How to Take Advantage of a Quiet Office at the Holidays
Closet Organization Hacks for Sweaters, Jewelry, Shoes, Bags, and More
For some reason I’ve been in a big mood to organize our closets, so I thought we’d discuss — what are your biggest pain points when it comes to closet organization? What solutions have you found that you love? What are your best closet organization hacks? Pictured, clockwise: hanging necklace organizer / sweater bins / modular … Read More about Closet Organization Hacks for Sweaters, Jewelry, Shoes, Bags, and More
The Kind of Magical Billable Hour BFF
This spreadsheet will help you estimate here you are now versus your billable goal for the year — and show you how many hours you need to bill each day to hit your goal.
Coffee Break: Hanging Wall Organizer
Wall organizers with pockets are great for storing sunglasses, earbuds, gloves, winter hats — anything that you want to have handy to grab when you’re on your way out of the house. You can use a hanging shoe organizer to do the same thing, but I thought this one looked a little bit nicer. It’s perfect … Read More about Coffee Break: Hanging Wall Organizer
How to Find the Best Planner For You
We’ve gotten a few requests for a post on how to find the best planner for you — and I know the readers have been talking about it a ton! — so I thought we’d have a post today. How do you find the best planner for you? Reader J asks: Can you do an update … Read More about How to Find the Best Planner For You
Four Reasons to Do a Seasonal Clothing Review
Do you do a seasonal clothing review? Do you have any great stories of things in your closet you’d forgotten about, new combinations or outfits you discovered, or just the general peace that comes from hitting “reset” on your wardrobe?
Weekend Prep for Monday: Do You Do It?
One of the things that came up in the comments on our diets for busy women post was the idea of prepping meals and snacks on Sunday for the week ahead — and I’ve read a ton of advice saying that you should steal an hour during the weekend to review the major tasks you need to accomplish in … Read More about Weekend Prep for Monday: Do You Do It?
The Busy Woman’s Guide to Using Evernote and Other Note-Keeping Apps
These are some of our best tips on how to use Evernote!