Simplified 365: The Office - Day 28: Label Makers

Simplified 365: The Office - Day 28: Label Makers

Label makers are indispensable.  I honestly don’t know why I waited until the 4th month of this journey to mention them. If you’ve had a hard time communicating with family members where exactly things go in the house, this is your tool. The same premise can be be accomplished with a Sharpie, tape and some notecards.  Regardless, labeling things can help everyone keep everything neatly organized. 

In the office specifically, I like using the label maker to make file folder labels.  This gives them all a uniform look.  

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Simplified 365: The Office - Day 27: Physical Inbox

Simplified 365: The Office - Day 27: Physical Inbox

Hopefully you’ve made a good dent in your emails!  Today, let’s talk a bit about having a physical inbox.  Though we’ve spent a good deal of time this month talking about what to file or toss, we haven’t walked through the most efficient way to manage those keeps that don’t need filing. 

I’d like for you to set up a “paper station” somewhere near whatever door your mail enters the house from.  If it tends to pile up on a table or sideboard, set up the station there.  Once you’re in the habit, consider moving the paper station to your office, but for now, this:

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Simplified 365: The Office - Day 26: Deleting Emails

Simplified 365: The Office - Day 26: Deleting Emails

It’s been said that it's easier to get rid of things than organize them and this is certainly applicable to emails.  Today we are going to spend 20 minutes deleting emails. You probably won’t finish this task today, but you can definitely make a good start. 

I have found that the easiest way to whittle emails down quickly is to search for a certain sender of email you receive often, let’s say Banana Republic.  Once you’ve search for it, a long list of emails from Banana Republic will appear.  Click on the first email that is actually from them, not just someone mentioning them.  Copy the email address and then search again using that email address. Click the checkbox up i

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