From the Hammermill Blog
Life can get chaotic, but that doesn’t mean you have to become stressed out when it does. There are a few things you can do when your schedule gets hectic that can help. Keeping lists and creating a routine are just a few things you can do. Read our tips below to help you stay organized when life gets hectic.
Create a Routine: How we start our days can have a tremendous impact on our lives. For instance, exercising in the morning can boost your mood and get you energized for the day. Staying in bed after your alarm goes off will only bring about frustration and make you feel lazy.
Every morning you can schedule out the tasks you need to complete for the day. Make sure you schedule in time to relax. Otherwise you could end up exhausted and overworked.
Use Lists: It’s easy to become forgetful when you have too much going on in your life. Bring a pen and a notepad with you wherever you go, and write down what you need to remember right when you think of it. Another way to keep track of things and stay organized is to find premade lists to help you remember. Be sure to check out our Grocery List Templates.
Say Goodbye to Clutter: Clutter tends to accumulate when you get busy. Stay organized by making sure everything has a home when it’s not in use. Buying translucent bins and storage boxes will help keep things neat and tidy. Too much to organize and not enough time? A professional organizer can help make things easier by creating a custom organizing system.
Ask for Help When You Need It: Sometimes there’s just too much to do and you can’t do it all alone. Don’t be afraid to ask a family member or friend for a little help when things get too hectic. Most people will be happy to help, you just have to ask.
We hope our tips help next time your life gets hectic. Be sure to check out our Grocery List Templates a We recommend Hammermill® Copy paper, 20 lb. for printing our Grocery List Templates.
We've all done it! Halfway through vacation, we start to worry about our overflowing inbox, the meetings we're missing and what will be waiting for us when when we get back to the offic. Here are a few tips to ease the transition from a walk on the beach back to the daily grind.
1. Make your vacations a REAL vacation.
Your out-of-office reply is there for a reason! Don't check you email every day or call in to see what is going on. Take a break... it'll make you stronger in the long run!
2. Give yourself a transition day or two.
Rather than coming home the night before you go back to work, give yourself time to run errands, pick up groceries, do laundry and gear up a bit.
3. Make a plan for your return.
Don't overbook yourself your first couple of days back at work. Carve out time to go through emails, dig through anything that accumulated on your desk and get back in the groove! Block out this time on your schedule so you don't get booked for meetings!
There’s a reason why we keep those loose receipts, notes to self and random doodads. But without a proper place to put them, these items soon turn into clutter, sprawling over counters, shelves and desktops. What’s an efficient way to take control of clutter and reclaim our space, once and for all?
Start the year off right by getting and staying organized. Avery offers smart solutions for filing, storing and organizing to help you stay on top of your responsibilities and make life run more smoothly. Our friends at Avery have a number of products that are sure to help you minimize clutter and simplify for life. Pair the products with Avery customizable labels and you've got this covered!
Invest time in personal organization, and save time in the long run. You’ll be more productive when you make organizational habits part of your daily routine!
The new year is the perfect time for fresh starts, and 2016 is no exception! Get your office in order with all the best in organization, and update with the latest new products to make work more efficient.
You know the old adage, "Time is money"? An organized office saves both. When your workspace is filed, labeled and beautifully organized, you know exactly where to look for everything. There's no wasted time digging for those meeting notes from last week or that invoice that was supposed to be paid yesterday. With the proper organizational tools, there's a place for everything. Check out the Twist January Work - Life flyer, you'll find lots of ideas you'll want to put to work! There's new products and technology to help you get more done in less time and make the most of your workday!
Keeping track of dates and time is important if you want to beat the holiday rush, but equally important is taking advantage of some time saving shortcuts.
Here are some tips sure to help.
Addressing Made Easy
You can make short work of long mailing lists by using Avery Address Labels and free easy-to-use programs such as the Avery Wizard for Microsoft® Office or Avery Design & Print Online to create professional looking, custom-printed address labels in minutes. Visit avery.com/templates to find out more.
Check Your Zip Codes
Don’t let an incorrect zip code send your mail in the wrong direction. If in doubt, just go to www.usps.com and click on Look up a ZIP Code. Once you’ve got your mailing list in order (with full addresses and correct ZIP Codes) use the Avery Wizard or Avery Design & Print Online and get step-by-step instructions to mail merge your mailing list and print onto labels in minutes. If you don't have a spreadsheet with all of your names and addresses, you can start with our pre-formatted files for Microsoft® Excel or other database programs.
Reuse those boxes
Got a used box that would be perfect for something you need to ship, except it has its original shipping labels or other markings all over it? No problem. There’s no need to scratch off the old labels—all you need are Avery Shipping Labels with TrueBlock® Technology and free Avery Templates to format and print the new shipping address. You can also make old boxes look like new by covering up old markings with Avery Brown Kraft Shipping Labels. And because Avery Shipping Labels completely cover up everything underneath, your packages look neat, legible, and professional.
Avoid Post Office Lines
Why go to the Post Office when you can calculate and print official USPS postage right from your own PC? You can print postage using popular Avery 5160 Labels and Avery 8160 Labels at www.avery.com/postage, powered by Stamps.com. For new customers, check out the special introductory offer (valued at $100).
This blog post was originally posted on the Smead Organamics blog
Coping with holiday stress is a huge concern for many people. Many people try to pack months worth of activities into just 6 short weeks. Most individuals admit to having stress directly related to this time of year. For mental and physical health reasons, coping with holiday stress is very important. In fact, there are four holiday stress-inducers that you can try eliminating to make your holiday season actually feel like a holiday:
By: Audrey Thomas, Certified Professional Organizer®
It's on the rise... the virtual office that is. Whether through travel, off-site working arrangements, or office-to-office interaction, our professional interactions are often happening from a distance. But all of this would be impossible without quicker network access, online collaboration tools, web conferencing services, and all the products that jump-start our professional mobility. We can literally act as if everything and everyone is an arm's reach away, because with smart phones, and the cloud, etc., it literally is... from any location!
When on the road or working remotely, it's important to have the tools and services you need to be most productive and better connect with your colleagues and customers. This includes usually having extra battery chargers, drives, etc. It's not just about getting your email any longer.
Here's what true mobility can give you:
Stuck at the airport with low battery life? In the past this was a thing of dread and an inevitable part of traveling on business. No longer. Nifty USB mobile chargers are sleek, compact, and give you the power you need when you need it, for phones, tablets, mobile printers, you name it.
Sometimes looking at your screen for hours on end makes you feel cross-eyed and crazy. Mobile printers are revitalizing the mobile landscape with their neat design, rugged construction, and battery-powered capability. No more waiting for the hotel printer. You may even never need to leave your room.
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