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Office organization

Postby angienewton » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:43 pm

I recently came upon a great blog and wanted to share

http://organisingtips.blogspot.com/

This week she worked on organizing photos and next week it's blogs and bookmarked links (I really need to get mine done). Then it goes to email and then computer documents. I found her blog to be helpful so hopefully you will as well.
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Postby lisamariemary » Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:36 pm

I can't tell you how badly I need this right now - I'm living in a Tornado of Clutter!!! I signed up to her mailing list - thanks, Angie! :)
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Postby terrapin719 » Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:50 pm

Clutter and Chaos is my middle name! I definitely need some organization around here. I actually considered hiring one of those people that comes in and not just cleans, but sets up organization for you. I totally need it.
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Postby tknoppe » Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:28 am

I can say with all seriousness - my computer is clean as a whistle. :lol:

Of course, my recent computer crash was the reason for my forced bootcamp style 'spring cleaning'; but hey - it's done. I am taking this renewed opportunity to re-do how I setup new bookmarks, folders in my inbox, etc... but I've ALWAYS had folders. Couldn't live without them.

Now my real-world office - needs some help. I did just clean it pretty thoroughly last week, but I need a better overall organizing system. I've got too much stuff in this multi-purpose room. It's not working well for me.

I'm off to check out that site in more detail - hopefully they have some tips that could help me! Like rent-an-organizer-person to come over here and do it for me. :P
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Postby angienewton » Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:17 pm

Glad I could help ladies.

I truly need a kick in the bootay to get my desk and office cleaned of clutter plus the computer too. Maybe for the summer we can do some sort of challenge here in addition to whatever she might have going on her blog. I dunno, just thinking out loud.

Traci, sorry to hear about your computer crash but I'm glad to hear you are pretty organized. That must feel good. I really want to get this office organized because I want to paint it and make it feel really comfy.

A personal organizer that comes in the home sounds awesome. Two people that do that are Monica Ricci at http://monicaricci.typepad.com/monica_r ... anizing_e/ and John at http://www.organizingla.com/organizingla_blog/

Can you tell I am really interested in getting myself organized? LOL
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Postby tknoppe » Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:27 pm

Same here Angie - I want to paint my office, it has PALE GRAY walls! Ick! Now tell me - do you think I'm a pale gray kinda gal? No! I'm not. LOL The CARPET is even gray. Good grief - it's depressing!

My office needs some serious attention - and pronto.
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Postby angienewton » Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:06 pm

Oh definitely not pale gray.

I'm thinking for me it might be either a Jamaican/beach theme like our bedroom OR an Asian theme with reds and browns. Still undecided!

What shades would you like for your home office?
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Postby tknoppe » Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:10 pm

I like dark reds (like primitive country type red), golds, deep greens with black & cream accents. Very primitive country/warm type colors. Bold.
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Postby terrapin719 » Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:42 pm

Definitely get that place brightened up!
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Postby Moneycatchers » Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:23 am

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Postby tknoppe » Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:11 am

Ok - move along Ian, you clearly do not need office organization. :P
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Postby angienewton » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:14 am

Ohhh Ian look how clean and organized. Yikes, I really have a lot to do but don't think mine will ever be that neat.
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Postby Moneycatchers » Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:27 am

Hi Girls

I Think I Will go out and buy a couple of bags of clutter so I do not feel left out.


Warmest Regards


LOL Ian UK
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Postby tknoppe » Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:40 am

Oh - no need to go out and BUY any clutter dear - I'll give you mine for FREE! You know how giving I am and all that. Consider it my part to help with recycling, save the earth, save the fellow Elite member and all that. hehehe
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Postby lisaw » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:44 am

I set up my office space a few months ago - the walls are jalapeno green and my desk is a creamy white - I wanted a nice desk that I would enjoy working at, so I don't clutter it up much. I spent most of Saturday cleaning up and organizing "stuff" that has accumulated, as well as "stuff" from my old job that I just never filed away. Felt great to unload so much clutter.

I also just purchased a large whiteboard for unloading thoughts and outlines...to get them out of my head :)

I'd love to see pics of your spaces if you're willing to share :)
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