Organizing home office, Organizing hobbies, Organizing “to do” list
I work from home and can’t seem to stay focused. My desk and schedule are always overrun with items that don’t apply to my job.
Karine, Del Mar
With the shorter commute time, you can tidy up your desk at the end of each day without worrying about rush hour. You will begin with a clean slate and produce results in a much shorter time each morning.
Hire someone to do the lawn, house and other routine chores around the house. This will alleviate the tendency to putter about the house throughout the day instead of tackling the workload.
My husband has a lot of hobbies that are spread throughout the house. I can’t figure out how to keep him contained and happy at the same time.
Jessie, San Marcos
Use tool and tackle boxes to contain his tools and smaller items. Designate one convenient area for him to work on his hobbies and this will be where his tools are stored.
I can’t seem to keep track of my “to do” list. It keeps growing and I feel like I never know which task to tackle first. How can I organize my lists to help manage my priorities?
For starters, record all tasks and related notes in your day planner or electronic organizer. Keep this planner/organizer handy to add tasks quickly. Forget about sticky notes. Keeping all to-do items in the same place makes retrieving the information easy and quick. No task will get lost and more will get done.
To accomplish more each day, never do errands on impulse. Plan your routes carefully, handling as many errands as possible each time. Hopefully with these tips you’ll find yourself making more slashes to your list than additions.
Kathi is a professional organizer, image consultant and event planner based in San Diego California.
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