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Product Review: Pentel Office Pens and Twist Eraser Pencils

Product Review: Pentel Office Pens and Twist Eraser Pencils

PentelsI’ve been trying out these pens and pencils from Pentel for the past few weeks. I like them all, but I’ve definitely got my favorites.

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Product Review: Sharpie Products

Product Review: Sharpie Products

I have been a fan of Sharpie products for years. Every one of my team’s project boxes have black Retractable Sharpies in them, so we never loose a cap. My clients love them! Today, however I am looking at three new products from Sharpie: the Premium Pen, the Neon Permanent Markers, and the Metallic Permanent Marker

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Don’t Rush To Systems

I hear it all the time. “You wouldn’t believe how many times I organized this room and the stuff just keeps coming back!” When I work with the client on this room, I immediately see why.  We may clear a shelf off and she immediately starts putting stuff back on it.  In other words, she is skipping ahead to setting up systems before we are finished with the sort and purge.  This is a bit like putting the cart before the horse.  It just won’t go anywhere. The reason this just won’t work is because there is no limiting factor to keep the quantity under control.  Before you can establish this limiting factor, you must first establish what a reasonable quantity of stuff is.  That is why it is so important to complete the process of sort-and-purge FIRST. The approach to effective organizing is to take all the LESS important stuff out of the way, so that you can easily get to the MOST important stuff.  When we clear a shelf off, the client sees the open shelf as an […]

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Target Your Office

Target Your Office

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

Target Your Office

Does your desk ever get piled with so many things to do that you don’t feel like you can do ANY of them? If so, you’re not alone. Just looking at that pile can stress you out before you even start work! Would you be willing to try something new in order to avoid this daily stress?

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