Professional Organizing Tips and Resources.
Are you ready for your work, your play or an emergency?
For what I do I need to be prepared with the correct tools for the job. To do this I have created and gathered a selection of tools and products that cover just about every aspect of work I hope to encounter. This image represents a good portion of these tools of my trade.
What are the tools for your trade? Do you have your sales kit ready to go with the tools and information you need? Is your office set up to enable you to work effectively with the needed supplies you use most? And what about being prepared to fill in time gaps when you are waiting on a task or sitting on hold?
To help make the most of your space and time here are a few tips...
Make a list of each type of event or encounter you may need to be prepared for. For example: Sales Presentation, Home Consultation, On-Site Work, Workshop Presentation or Association Meeting.
In each category make a list of the tools you need to bring or have available.
Print a copy of this list for easy reference in future when you need to do a quick check over in a hurry.
Gather the materials together so you know how much room you need or how big a container you need to take with you on the road.
(Now is a good time to carefully examine the value of each item and scale back where possible.)
Try to designate a particular space to hold things like your Sales Kit so that it always has a home and is ready to go when you are.
Label the containment if possible as well so that temptations to take the kit apart and use the case for other unrelated items doesn't come into play. It may in times be better to spend a few extra dollars on dedicated containment than to waste time shuffling items in and out of one.
Make a point of keeping things where they belong and schedule in time every month or so to check on your supplies and that you have stock for what you need when you need it.
Lastly, enjoy the feeling of knowing you are ready for anything!
Bonus tips: When it comes to errands and weekday routines try consolidating them. Select shops and services located between your office and home, for example, dry cleaners, pharmacy, grocery stores etc.
Carry a list of the little things to catch up on, like entering phone numbers into your cell or reading the last association newsletter you received. This way if you get stuck in a line or waiting on service you can fill the gap and get more done.
Bonus Resource: New to Tidy Tiger Resources Page
Emergency Preparedness Guide
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