How to Digitally Declutter your Life – Womensforum.com

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      The brilliant writer Charlotte Ward recently interviewed me for womensforum.com, on how to digitally declutter your life. I shared my favourite six tips on how I organise my life digitally on a daily basis, whether it be on my computer or phone. I think she is now using some of my tips in her own life :). Check out the article here, and let me know if you use these tips to help you stay organised in your life.  

Why Multitasking won’t make you Productive

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  Are you checking your Facebook posts, whilst reading this post on your computer? Listening to music, whilst talking to someone? Helping your child with their homework whilst replying to a whatsapp message? Yes? Whilst some of you claim to be amazing at multitasking (I even used to claim it when I was a lawyer), but the truth is (and studies have shown) that multitasking won’t make you productive. When you are multitasking you are not devoting your attention to one task but splitting your attention quickly from one task to another. The overall effect will be that your brain Read More

#21DaysOrganizationChallenge – January 2016 Edition

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  Did you know it takes 21 days to create or change a habit? Many of my followers and clients were not aware of this until I discussed it with them, so to help them and you I created the 21 Day Organization Challenge. If you have missed any of the challenges in July, no problem, check them out here.   When you complete any of the challenges link up your post or picture or even video to this blog for everyone to see or posts your pictures and videos on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google+) tagging @decluttrme and Read More

Quick Tips to Clean Up your Inbox

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How many emails do you receive in your inbox every day? Do you delete email immediately or let them lie unopened in your mail box? Does the mail icon on your phone a notification of over 1000 unread emails? Is your inbox is untidy, overwhelmingly full and unwieldy? If yes, check out my quick tips to clean up your inbox today: Deal with the spam immediately – as soon as it comes in, click on the unsubscribe button (usually found hidden at the bottom of the email) and delete the email. Set a routine for checking emails – so they can Read More

The Best Apps to Increase Your Productivity – Part 2 – At Work

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This week, we review the best apps to increase your productivity at work. Whether you’re looking for a better way to track prioritise important tasks, take control of your inbox or review your team’s progress, these apps can help you. (How to be more Productive at Work – Workplace Productivity Tips, Apps & Tools by Open Colleges)   I am a big fan of Dropbox as well as its couterpart Google Drive. I also love Bring TIM which is a time management clock that gives you visual proof that time is money. Once you hit start, it will start calculating how much money is Read More

6 Quick Ways to Clean Up Your Digital Clutter

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  How often do you store your documents now digitally rather than in paper files? Isn’t it great being able to find the documents quickly on your computer.   The space once used to file paper documents can be utilised in a more productive way for your employees, or better still, you can rent a smaller unit. However, as convenient as it is to store items digitally, it is very easy to start creating digital clutter. So here are some ideas on how to clear the digital clutter and keep it at bay moving forward 1. Get Rid of Duplicate Files Read More

The Problem with Office Hoarding

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    This inforgram is a bit old but the views are still the same from talking to client companies. In the infogram 28% of mangers were less likely to promote someone with a messy desk. I know from experience of having paralegals and legal assistants working for me, that I was less likely to give them a good appraisal (which was then linked to their yearly bonus) because of their messy desk. Due to having a high amount of paper, emails and files in our department, it was always imperative that everything was in order to ensure we could Read More