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Traveling Light

If you’re looking for some effective ways to get your kids organized this school year, there are two simple watchwords to remember:  flexibility and portability.  It’s also a good time for the growing number of us who work part time from home to optimize our organizing systems.  Flexibility and portability apply here too. I don’t trust systems that try to hold everything in one.  They are an example of over-organizing, which is a bad idea because the more complicated a system is, the more quickly it is abandoned.With a separate notebook for every subject, the student doesn’t have to lug around all subjects for just one class. He or she has flexibility. The less we have to carry, the less we question the need to bring it.  For this reason, I think it makes sense to limit notebooks to collecting notes.  A notebook can be used for transporting new homework, but corrected homework and tests can make notebooks unnecessarily bulky.  An easy solution to lightening the notebook load is to keep a file jacket for each subject at home for […]

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Perfectly Disorganized

Perfectly Disorganized

Originally from Matt Baier’s Organizing Works Newsletter, February 2007

PERFECTLY DISORGANIZED

It often takes 50% or more of the total effort to squeeze out the last 10% or so of quality or whatever it is perfectionists want out of a situation. Not a good investment of time. -Jeff Olson, The Agile Manager’s Guide to Getting Organized, 1997

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