Personal Note from Julie: Get Yourself Organized First!

Jan 15, 2016 | Organization

With January being National Get Organized Month and the beginning of a new year, there’s a lot of talk everywhere about getting organized.

As I wrap up my new book about organization and a couple of other big projects, I’ve taken some time in the past week to get myself more organized again. I’ve tackled some things that have gotten out of control and reorganized areas of my personal and professional life that I want to work better in the New Year.

If there’s any part of your job or work space that needs a little more structure, I highly encourage you to evaluate what’s working and what isn’t. Even a tiny little shift in your organization system can make a big difference if it will help you consistently work more efficiently.

One of the things I spent time on this past weekend was organizing my digital files. Since the computer likes to list everything in alphabetical order, I use a few tricks to arrange my digital files in the order I want to see them in – not the order the computer dictates. And this week’s feature article explains how you can do the same using symbols to make your files show up in the exact order you want to see them. You can put your paper folders in any order you choose…now you can do the same with your digital files. You can also find additional resources on how to organize yourself on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages.

Supporting your administrative success,


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