Spring cleaning the home office

Ian's Messy Desk

million Canadians who work from home or maintain a home office, this area should be of special consideration. Before starting this year’s spring cleaning, it is important to consider the following tips: Keep, file, shred: Start by sorting through your papers and making three distinct piles: what you keep, what you file (and keep organized for later use) and what you shred. You are not limited to using this labeller just in the office.

8 Ways To Set Up An Awesome Home Office

Dumb Little Man

If you’re working from home, sweeten the deal even further by putting together the best home office setup you can devise. Here are 8 easy steps in setting up a home office you’d love to spend your working hours in. Setting up a home office starts with developing a list of absolute essentials. These are the things you’ll definitely, definitely need in order to get your home working space up and running. Filing cabinets.

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5 Rules For An Efficient Home Office

Productivity Bits

I t’s getting more feasible with every passing day to work from home – the Internet has enabled thousands of entrepreneurs to be successful with home-based businesses. Central to a successful work-at-home strategy is getting your home office set up properly. Home is where the heart is. Choose a space for your home office where you can get some privacy. When you go into your office, you can mentally switch over to work mode.

5 Tips for Hosting Clients in Your Home Office

Productivity Bits

John knows just about everything there is to know about cheap office stationery for computer desks , because he’s thoroughly involved in writing reviews on those goods for his employer. Sometimes it’s easier to bring the office home, and sometimes it’s more effective if your home is your office. If you do decide to have a home office, be sure that your office is far away from the family room and the kids’ room.

Steps for Creating a Paperless Home Office

Productivity Bits

We’ve all been there: Keeping and storing documents that we deemed important throughout the years only to walk into the home office space one day and see a mountain of papers staring back. This can be magnified ten-fold if you work from home. In this digital age, it is not only easy to create a paperless home office but it also offers you a personalized and efficient solution to tackling important documents. usually will fall into the file section.

7 Home Office Hacks That Will Help You Get Organized

Productivity Bits

C lear the clutter and add some extra functionality to your workspace with these office hacks. Whether you work from home full-time, or simply enjoy having a workspace in the house when you need it, maintaining an organized space is crucial to your productivity. Secret Printer Drawer A big part of an office’s disorganization stems from clutter. Multipurpose Filing Chest Repurpose a chest by giving it new functionality.

Turn Your Home Office Into A Productivity Zone

Dumb Little Man

Sure, having an office at home sounds practical on the surface. So why does your home office drive you crazy? Neck and back pain, headaches, clutter , frustration, and jealousy toward those who commute an hour to sit in the corporate office all day are all symptoms of a poorly designed workspace. Poor design creates strain and fatigue, but a well designed office can actually help you work more efficiently and frustration-free.

Stylish Way to Carry File Folders

Clutter Coach

Plus, when you lay it on its side, the file contents are likely to make their ways into other parts of your bag. Now that I have a laptop, my home office is everywhere: dining table, bed, backyard, local cafe. Republished by Blog Post Promoter The post Stylish Way to Carry File Folders appeared first on Clutter Coach. by Of course, you could use a ho-hum briefcase but those are boring.

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5 Ways to Gain Control of Your Home Office

45 Things

But while co-workers see you as the poster child of organization, you hide a dirty little secret: Your home office looks like a typhoon just hit. Files are scattered. Family members have dumped various things in your office, including an unused exercise bike, an old video game system and what appears to be the inside of the broken toaster. It may be of some comfort to know that you are not the only one who could have a home office declared a disaster area.

How To Prepare Your Digital Business for Outages

Tips From T. Marie

Using cloud storage for your files means that you can access any file you may need from the laptop too. Of course, you could also use a removable drive to store files as well, I just prefer the cloud. A remote office location: Whether it’s your local library or nearby shared office space, having somewhere you can go and do business for the day is a key element to prepare your digital business for outages. Online Technology The Home Office

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Productivity Nuggets Of The Week (September 11 2010)

Productivity Bits

Get Your Home Office Organized For Increased Productivity – Productivity requires that you organize your work environment. Your home-office is an important part of your daily life – whether you are working from home or working full time in an office (or if you are like most knowledge workers, that is a cubicle). Work From Home – Tips To Increasing Productivity – Effective time management, action planning, prioritizing, etc.

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Mad Productivity: Driving the Work so that it Doesn't Drive me Crazy

Virtual Moxie

When (most often M-Thurs, 9a-4p), where (only in the office—I almost never, ever work when away--as in traveling for pleasure--because I think being away means going away from the work, too), and with whom (only people I really want to work with) are important because they’re clear. Gmail makes searching/finding things so easy, I''ve found no point to filing things in folders. Office —mainly Word 4.

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Customize Your Zoom Background for Your Home Business

Tips From T. Marie

Some of us have been using it all along to communicate from our home offices. Did you know you can customize your Zoom background for your home business? It also has the awesome feature of letting you use a virtual background, meaning you can hide those dirty dishes in the background or disguise the fact that your home office is also your bedroom. You can use any picture as a background, from a traditional office to a tropical beach.

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Your Home Business: Is It Business As Usual in the Midst of COVID-19 Social Distancing?

Tips From T. Marie

Those of us who already own a home-based business are lucky. We already know the ins and outs of working from home. We use online technology like Zoom to conduct business meetings regularly and accessing files from cloud storage like Dropbox is old hat. So, for home-based businesses is it business as usual in the midst of social distancing caused by COVID-19? We aren’t magically protected just because we work from home.

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7 Little-Known Tax Deductions for Small Businesses

Small Business CEO

Many small businesses dread filing their quarterly taxes, but deductions help owners lower their tax burden. Home Office. If you run your business out of a dedicated home office, you may be able to take the home office deduction. There are two ways to deduct a home office : Deduct actual expenses.

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Eight Ways to Eliminate Paper and Clutter in Your Office

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Eight Ways to Eliminate Paper and Clutter in Your Office appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Working at a regional head office, we see a lot of paper. Instead of filing the PDF on the network, the document was printed and placed in a filing cabinet , where it will sit until doomsday or at least until someone cleans out those files. Once you’ve completed these items, the paper should be filed, re-routed to someone else or discarded.

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Spring Clean Your Business

Step It Up VA Coaching

Time to make a clean sweep of your office, your business systems, and even your mind! As a Virtual Assistant, you likely work from a home office. Chances are, your clients are all over the country (or the globe), and will never come to your office for a meeting. You may be one of the many who feel you never really set up your office properly in the first place. A good place to start is to streamline your files and documents. Clean out your file cabinet.

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Tips on Staying Focused and Disciplined When Working From Home

Office Dynamics

For many people, working at home is a dream come true. Come tax time, they may be able to deduct a lot of their home office-related expenses. To stay on top of things and be organized in your work, you need to have a dedicated home office. The space should be free of distractions and ideally have a door that you can close if you are trying to work when family is home.

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Podcast 088: Not seeing what’s in front of you

Clutter Coach

This often happens with people’s home offices. I’ve been shown home offices that clearly haven’t been used in years. “Home office” and “where you work” aren’t necessarily the same place. If you don’t see that distinction, you’ll persist in using a subpar coffee table office. A former client built a lovely room in her backyard with plenty of sunlight and garden views to use as her office.

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Podcast 127: Tidy vs. organized

Clutter Coach

If your possessions have homes and make sense and they get put back in those homes when not in use, tidiness will usually result. If an item’s home is 2/3rds of the way down a big, precarious pile of paper, it’s organized, but not that tidy. A client hired me recently to help her organize her home office. We were on the same page with going through papers and filing. Yes, they were mostly office oriented things, but there was no other organizing scheme.

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Podcast 082: Piggyback new habits

Clutter Coach

If your home office is in the kitchen, all the easier to do. At work, you might want to develop a habit of filing every week so there’s not so much paper clogging up your office all the time. When you get back to your office from the meeting and before you start another activity, spend 10 minutes filing. When it’s a good habit, like knocking off some filing every week, we’re wearing a happy groove. by Subscribe: iTunes ?

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Link Lineup: Running Your Business, Personal Productivity & More

Productive & Organized

  Today, you can see content on: Effective Home Office Space.   Effective Home Office Space. 14 Strategies for Creating a Workspace that Kicks Ass and Keeps You Creative - [link] -- Great post by @jonathanmead on things you can do to make your workspace effective (note, he is not talking about filing system though being orderly is mentioned - there are a lot of components to an effective space.).

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Things You Can Do As A Small Business Owner To Limit Your Tax Liability

Eco-Office Gals

Also, a business owner with a limited liability company gets to avoid double taxation as well as enjoy easy tax filing. Also ensure that you keep track of carryovers such as general business credit, charitable contribution deductions, net operating losses, capital losses as well as home office deductions. The post Things You Can Do As A Small Business Owner To Limit Your Tax Liability appeared first on Eco-Office Gals. Eco-Office Gals

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Podcast 126: Quick tips for tight spots

Clutter Coach

I once suggested that a client who was stuck organizing her home office focus just on one corner of her desk. That way, she was reminded of the progress she’d made and that the rest of the office would soon look like that corner. Or file it away for future use. by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! This is podcast 126 and it’s about quick tips to get you out of tight spots.

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How to Manage Other People's Papers Messing with Your Home-Based-Business

Productive & Organized

  When you have an office, or your only office, in the home there are usually added complications.     DIGITAL IMAGES ARE YOUR FRIEND Often the stuff that invades home offices belong to children.    The minute they begin pre-school a flood of paper comes home and it does not stop until they move out!  I created a “My Smiles” file in my office. That is where I file all of those wonderful pieces.

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Home Business IT: Guide to Secure Your Wireless Home Network

Small Business CEO

There are so many users looking for securing their wireless network because they want their Wi-Fi network protected from Wi-Fi theft; this includes for those who work in a home office. Here in this article, we are going to discuss about ways to secure your home business’ 802.11b/g/n Wireless home network. … Information Technology business IT home business wireless home network

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Best Business Technology for Small Businesses & Their Owners (28 ideas from them to you!)

Productive & Organized

We started by asking this question: What tech tools (office machine, gadget, hardware, software or online tools) could you not live without, why and where can we find it?  Quicken Home & Business Is The Best! Quicken Home & Business is the best software for small business owners. OneNote: My Filing Cabinet In The Clouds. create notebooks and files just like I would with paper, but now it is all organized on my computer.

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3 Tips to Ensure Remote Workers are Accountable

Office Dynamics

While you want to trust your remote workers as much as possible and give them a reasonable amount of freedom to get their tasks done from their home offices, it’s also important to be extremely clear from the get-go about your expectations. Create a company policy for telecommuters that outlines things like their availability during work hours, the need for a quiet and dedicated workspace at home, and the importance of completing projects in a timely manner.

2016 113

Creative Uses for 3M Post It Notes

Productive & Organized

  Today, 19 of my experts share their favorite and most creative use of the office supply gems. In my Power Office! I use them to label paper piles during small business, home office or residential file system creation. Post Its provide the flexibility to change file names as needed during the preliminary stages of any file system set up job. Creativity with post it notes has been happening for quite a while. 

2011 212

Creating Your Freedom Business - Expert Panel Shares Tips (Part 3)

Productive & Organized

I always synch all of my files from my main Mac computer in my home office to Dropbox so that I am sure to have all of them handy while on the road by using the app on my phone and tablet. We're in our third week of the series Freedom to Work from Anywhere: Living the Mobile Life and my expert panel has shared some great tips so far.    Today, we're going to share some more! 

2013 171

19 Work From Home Success Secrets to Eliminate Distractions & Get More Done!

Productive & Organized

There are more professionals working out of their home now than ever before. Working out of your home can be a blessing and a curse at the same time. Today we will cover 19 tricks or tips to make working from home. Create Your Office Space! One of the most important steps I did when creating my business was to create a REAL office space! and within a couple of months - redecorated our guest room to serve as my husband's new office.

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Why You Need to Get to Know Tags

Productivityist

Because adding tags (or "tagging") tasks, projects, and (now) OS X files can really boost your productivity when used properly. Keep in mind they can be used to identify items that are based on location (home, office, project) or for things as unconventional as energy levels, emotions, or days of the week. I originally wrote this piece for Steve Dotto''s newsletter prior to the release of OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

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Announcing.The Paper Tiger Online!

Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O! Work With Stephanie « No Space for a Home Office?   We've helped slews of clients implement the software along with other productivity systems as they claimed their Office Miracle ™ ! Filing So You Can Find it Again   in News & Updates!   We've helped slews of clients implement the software along with other productivity systems as they claimed their Office Miracle ™ !

2010 118

7 Tips for Organizing Your Home-Based Business

Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O! » 7 Tips for Organizing Your Home-Based Business Home based businesses are more than a passing fade.  Home-based businesses account for 53% of all small businesses. 24 million Americans are self-employed from home on a full-time basis 1 in 5 businesses located in an office or industrial area started in the home, including Ford and Apple. Archive Network with Steph Is This You?

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Assessing Projects

Productivityist

So I moved all of the project files as notes into Evernote (under a notebook called Productivityist Videos) and deleted the project from OmniFocus. I know that eventually we''ll have more floor space in our house, so when that happens I''ll get my office. That means we''ll take over the rest of our home sooner, meaning that I can have my office by simply working at becoming a better "productivityist" instead of a better handyman.

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Working From Home a Challenge

On The Job

But here is one thing I know for sure: As soon as my butt hits the chair in my home office, I will have visitors. And let me be clear on this: I can sneak to the office with all the stealth of a Navy SEAL on a top-secret mission, and somehow a red alert goes out: “Attention, attention: Anita Bruzzese is now in her office attempting to get something done. I’ve put together a list of suggestions from experts and work-at-home warriors who swear these ideas can work.

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Reducing Overheads Can Save A Business | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Concentrate on your business, not your office. For all your IT supply needs in your home and in your office. WinWeb – Your Office Online Simply the best way to manage your small business! WinWeb TV Free Small & Home Business Videos for you. Other Great Business Blogs Social Media for Business WinWeb Pitch of the Week – Martin Everard Benefits Of Building A Home Business Is There More Financial Hardship To Come? E-Mail me or follow me.

2010 172

Teamwork for Small Business Is Way To Success | THE SMALL BUSINESS.

The Small Business Blog

Concentrate on your business, not your office. For all your IT supply needs in your home and in your office. WinWeb – Your Office Online Simply the best way to manage your small business! WinWeb TV Free Small & Home Business Videos for you. Other Great Business Blogs Social Media for Business WinWeb Pitch of the Week – Martin Everard Benefits Of Building A Home Business Is There More Financial Hardship To Come? E-Mail me or follow me.

2007 156

Work-Life Balance 2.0 and Small Business | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Concentrate on your business, not your office. For all your IT supply needs in your home and in your office. WinWeb – Your Office Online Simply the best way to manage your small business! WinWeb TV Free Small & Home Business Videos for you. Other Great Business Blogs Social Media for Business WinWeb Pitch of the Week – Martin Everard Benefits Of Building A Home Business Is There More Financial Hardship To Come? E-Mail me or follow me.

2007 166

Outsourcing Options For Small Business | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Concentrate on your business, not your office. For all your IT supply needs in your home and in your office. WinWeb – Your Office Online Simply the best way to manage your small business! WinWeb TV Free Small & Home Business Videos for you. Other Great Business Blogs Social Media for Business WinWeb Pitch of the Week – Martin Everard Benefits Of Building A Home Business Is There More Financial Hardship To Come? E-Mail me or follow me.

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