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Paper Hoarder Quiz
Technology is advancing faster than our brains can adapt. Hoarding and keeping paper is encountering new rules and systems in order to effectively manage not only our files but our calendar’s and our to-do lists. Are you still stuck in your old ways of hoarding paper? Do you routinely lose not only paper files, but important contact information and emails?
Take the Are you a Paper Hoarder quiz to find your Paper Personality as well as ways to deal with how your view paper.
Paper Hoarder Quiz
Digital Management Tools
There are tons of resources to get you started with setting up systems to organize yourself digitally. Here are my favorites.
Create a project to-do list. Jot down a reminder. Or snap a picture of a sketch. A note can be anything you want it to be. And once you make a note, it’s accessible wherever you go, forever. When you capture a note, it’s instantly available on all your devices. Never worry about where you saved something because it’s in Evernote, and Evernote is wherever you are.Whether it’s text, images or documents, you keep things for a reason. That’s why Evernote makes sure the notes you’ve saved are easy to find. You can even search for handwritten words buried deep within your notes. Having Evernote, and the ability to share notes across user accounts makes running our home & business easier than you can ever imagine. Add in a ScanSnap scanner to make sure you get all of your paper searchable and shareable.
Asana lets you track projects step by step within your team. You can assign tasks to different team members, or keep them all organized for you to track your own project with each single task. See progress within the application without having to have meetings or wait for email replies or phone calls. You can take conversations about your projects and instantly create actionable steps that will make your project work harmoniously across all team members.
Trello’s boards, lists, and cards enable you to organize and prioritize your projects in a fun, flexible and rewarding way. The Design Team shares updates on current projects so everyone in the company knows what’s going on. From startups to Fortune 500 companies, Trello is the most visual way for teams to collaborate on any project.
Amazon Prime Photos
Anyone who knows me knows all about my love affair with Amazon Prime. Did you also know that with your Prime account, you also get Prime Photos? With you can not only backup all of your photos but so can up to 5 of your family members, sharing within the Prime Photos app. Invite up to 5 friends or family members to receive unlimited photo storage, and collect photos together in the Family Vault. Your photos are automatically organized, so there’s no tagging required. Amazon’s search helps you find specific photos fast by searching for your people, places, or things. Prime Photos lets you store unlimited photos plus 5 GB of videos and other files, free, as long as one person has a US-based Prime membership. Your photos stay private in your account unless you add them to the Family Vault. Not an Amazon Prime member? Get an Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial here.
I love Google Calendar for all things work related. It comes in especially handy if you are an Android user. City Spouse and I have iPhones and the ability to share across our family plan in Apple comes in handy when it comes to making plans around doctor appointments, family gatherings, and other plans we make separate from one another but that we want to make sure that we don’t forget to share (I know we aren’t the only ones who forget that we weren’t together when we made plans). Google calendar allows you to color code your calendar for specific tasks, block out time for working, and sync between different calendars within Google.
Free Printable: Taming the Paper Clutter
No matter what your Paper Hoarder score was, you can make a conscious effort to become more efficient with managing all of your paper. From bills to business, having systems in place to keep everything sorted works miracles for keeping your stress levels down. Once you set up your systems and make them a habit, you will think that a miracle occurred in your calendar. You will gain precious time to do more of what you enjoy.
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