I'm always saying that if I was just a tad bit more organized I could sure be a lot more productive. So I decided to find an expert on this subject to answer some of my organizing questions. I found Janet Taylor, owner of Totally Organized, who lives for organization. She agreed to take some time out of her busy day to answer a few of my questions.
Liz: Janet, what are your top three organizing musts for a home office?
Liz: Do you think a person can make more money if they are more organized?
Janet: Yes, my motto is save time and money by getting organized. Keeping track of leads that need a follow-up (more clients), staying on top of details of a client's project (bigger projects), locating important documents the first time you look for them, are just a few of the benefits of getting organized which will result in more money.
Liz: I love those organizing gadgets that I see all the time. But do they really work? Do you have any you highly recommend?
Liz: One of the biggest hassles for a work-at-home Mom is dealing with the phone and kids. Do you have any organizing solutions for this problem?
Janet: Try and decide on a schedule that will be best suited for you. For example, if you are a new Mom, maybe you can schedule activities like phone calls and paperwork around the baby's sleep time. Try to screen calls when you know the kids will want your attention, then return and make calls when they are asleep. Let people know that your are in a meeting or with clients between 3-4 on weekdays. No one has to know that you are picking the kids up from school.
The Organized Executive: A Program for Productivity New Ways to Manage TimePaper People and the Electronic Office by Stephanie Winston; Paperback
Getting organized: The easy way to put your life in order by Stephanie Winston
Organize Now -- http://www.organizenow.com/
National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) 1033 LaPosada Dr.,
Austin TX 78752
A great source of information. They not only have listings of people who have made organizing a business, but others who've written books on the subject of organizing all kinds of things, from home to office.
For more informaiton on Janet...Totally Organized can help you save time and money with a variety of products and services they offer their clients. For more information, contact Janet directly at: (888)321-8263 TOrganized@aol.com
Liz Folger is a Work-at-Home Expert and author of The Stay-at-Home Mom's Guide to Making Money from Home .
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