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Simplify Your Filing System and Retire Your To-File Pile

Simplify Your Filing System and Retire Your To-File Pile

When was the last time you made an effort to catch up on your filing? Last month? Last summer? Many times, we struggle with filing because it feels overwhelming, we’re not sure where to begin, or we don’t have an easy system in place. ​Filing can be inconvenient and...

7 Simple Ways to Create a Change of Space

7 Simple Ways to Create a Change of Space

I’ve been working on a new book for several months now. Even though it’s something I’m really excited about, there are times when it feels overwhelming. While personal situations and the pandemic make it easy to come up with excuses to put my project on the back...

An Admin’s Guide to Understanding Daylight Saving Time & Time Zones

An Admin’s Guide to Understanding Daylight Saving Time & Time Zones

This article was updated on March 15, 2021. There is one mistake that almost everyone, including admins, make on a regular basis, but most have no idea they’re even doing something wrong until it’s (literally) too late. Referencing the wrong time zone is something...

How to Build a Business Case for Training Requests

How to Build a Business Case for Training Requests

Requesting Training and Professional Development Support from Your Employer Professional development is essential for every admin, regardless of experience. But when that training comes with a large price tag, it’s often out of reach.The solution? Asking your employer...

The Admin’s Guide to Career Organization

The Admin’s Guide to Career Organization

As admins, we’re always trying to organize all the pieces and parts of our professional lives – from workspaces to meetings to travel plans. And we have to keep our executives organized, too. With so much to keep in order, it’s easy to neglect one vitally important...

Looking at This Year’s Successes as You Set Next Year’s Goals

Looking at This Year’s Successes as You Set Next Year’s Goals

Imagine you’re going on a vacation. You’ve spent months researching your destination. You have a detailed itinerary of everything you plan to do when you arrive. The excitement is building, and it’s almost time to go. But you don’t just show up to the airport and...

Life Requires Standard Operating Procedures

Life Requires Standard Operating Procedures

When my mom slipped on the ice several winters ago, I quickly realized that procedures aren’t just for the office. My mom managed the household finances, insurance, and medical matters, so my dad and I had to quickly get up to speed on how to take care of things while...

Disaster Preparedness Profile: Inclement Weather

Disaster Preparedness Profile: Inclement Weather

Jaclyn Baldovin, Social Media Manager at All Things Admin Jaclyn Baldovin lives in northern Virginia, a place that regularly experiences inclement weather, such as snowstorms, wind, and icy conditions, all of which can make it difficult for her to get to work. “There...

Disaster Preparedness Profile: Office Flood

Disaster Preparedness Profile: Office Flood

Julie Perrine, Founder and CEO, All Things Admin Over the past few weeks, you’ve heard stories about the disasters my team members have faced. Now, I’d like to share a few of my experiences from the 2008 Iowa floods when my husband and I lived in Cedar Rapids. I used...

Disaster Preparedness Profile: Various Disasters

Disaster Preparedness Profile: Various Disasters

Suzanne Bird-Harris, Webmaster at All Things Admin While most of us at All Things Admin have a disaster or two under our belts, Suzanne Bird-Harris has experienced more than her fair share. In May 2006, she lost her home and everything in it to an electrical fire. The...

Disaster Preparedness Profile: House Fire/Arson

Disaster Preparedness Profile: House Fire/Arson

Christine Morris, Operations Support at All Things Admin One day, Christine Morris and her family were posing in front of the castle at Disney World. The next, she was standing in the smoldering rubble of her home, lost in a fire that would eventually be deemed arson....

Disaster Preparedness Profile: Monsoon/Home Office Flood

Disaster Preparedness Profile: Monsoon/Home Office Flood

Amber Miller, Online Business Manager at All Things Admin Amber lives in Phoenix, AZ where monsoons seemingly come out of nowhere with very little warning. The monsoon in July 2017 was no different than any that came before it. There was one factor that was different,...