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Top 10 Dedicated Zones

Establishing and maintaining dedicated zones are essential to staying organized.  Here are the top 10 dedicated zones every home should have. 1. Out-the-door zone.  Leaving the house can be a stressful moment. “Did I remember everything I need?” Keep a small table or shelf near the door JUST for the items you need to make a point of remembering: cell phone, keys, sunglasses, library books, etc. If you clutter this area up with other items, the vital ones become easier to ignore. 2. Clear work surface.  A clear work surface is your number one organizing tool because it allows for processing, which is vital for fluid circulation. There should be at least one dedicated clear work surface in every room. 3. Donate zone. Face it.  You haven’t removed the last of your donations.  There will be more, so give them a holding area.  A shelf in the garage (near the exit vehicle) is ideal. 4. Task collector.  Tasks you must make a point of acting on, need to be collected in just one place for them to feel manageable. 5. […]

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Read vs. Review

Read vs. Review

The key to preventing an accumulation of mail is to do a FAST sort into simple categories, as soon as it comes in. Two of those simple categories are READ and REVIEW. So what’s the difference?

Read.
“Read” is for items you need or want to take your time with. It’s really important that when you are sorting your daily mail, you don’t stop and read a magazine or letter.

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The Weekly Round Up

The Weekly Round Up

I have touched upon my system of Project Corrals in past posts, but today I am going to go into it in more detail. As always I believe a good system is an EASY system. This system involves an easy habit I call the weekly round-up, which I will demonstrate using my own projects and tasks as an example.

The most important takeaway I got from David Allen’s Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity is this.

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