Quick Tip: Estimating Photos from APPO
No need to count every photo in the box, especially if you are working with hundreds of printed photos for a job. Instead, use a ruler or a scale. Did you know 1 inch of printed photos stacked is about 100 photos? If you are estimating a shoebox packed full of printed photos, get your ruler out and measure the length of the box for a reasonable estimate of quantity. And 1000 photos weigh between 6 and 7 lbs, so set the tub of photos on a scale instead!
So you want to get organized? Achieving order in your life doesn’t mean being perfect. That’s not realistic. Getting organized is not an event; it’s a process that happens over time. Like changing your eating or exercising habits, it sometimes involves behavioral changes and routines.
Perfectionism is being unrealistic by spending so much time on a task that it deprives other important tasks of sufficient time. Excellence is doing the best job you can with the time and resources at your disposal.
What is organization? Being organized has less to do with the way an environment looks rather than how effectively it functions. If a person can find what they need when they need it, feels unencumbered in achieving his or her goals, and is happy in his or her space, then that person is well organized.
Myth #1 Organization is a born talent.
- Organization is a skill. If the right resources or support are available it is easy to learn.
Myth #2: It’s impossible to stay organized.
- Organizing is sustainable, if systems are built around the way the person thinks and designed to grow and adapt to new information.
The 7 Habits of Very Organized People
1. They have a place for everything
- 25% of business documents are misplaced and will never be located so those documents must be recreated.They put things back
2. They put things back
- Executives waste six weeks per year searching items
3. They write things down
- From a master list of things to do determine the priorities for the next day. This may include planning the most effect routine to use to accomplish the tasks, the route driven to see a client or considering high and low energy cycles in the day and planning tasks accordingly
4. They don’t allow papers/ e-mail to pile up.
- The average worker sends and receives over 190 messages each day. Approximately 60 e-mails can be processed each hour. Learn how to use e-mail effectively in order to limit the number of e-mails received and sent each day.
5. They don’t procrastinate
- Procrastinating causes people to spend more time and energy on avoiding the task than completing it. Once it is accomplished it is out of sight and out of mind.
6. They set goals and assign deadlines
- Schedule a time for each task in the project to be complete, so deadlines can be met easily.
7. They only keep what they use and enjoy.
- Clutter is usually the “extra” that is kept on hand just in case it is needed. About 20% of items are used 80% of the time, so 80% of items are hardly used at all. Find the important 20% and let go of the unimportant 80%.
- They have a place for everything
- They put things back
- They write things down
- They don’t allow papers/e-mails to pile up.
- They don’t procrastinate
- They set goals and assign deadlines
- They only keep what they use and enjoy.
Are you having trouble getting a good night’s sleep? Is the light from your tablet interfering with your sleep patterns? Listen to this great interview about how technology may be affecting you sleep patterns and causing insomnia.
Kraft Foods and many local food banks across Canada are working together to raise funds for food banks. During the Holiday Season they are many way we can help our local food banks supply food to the many that need food.
Please visit www.kraftfoodforfamilies.ca and sign your name! For each name added, Kraft will donate 0.50 cents to FBWR. You may do this once per day until December 31st.
Each time you add your name and select a food bank location, a $0.50 donation will go to 1 of 100 local food banks in five different regions across Canada. $20,000 is available in each region for a total of $100,000.
At the end of December the food bank in each region with the most names will receive a bonus donation of $5,000.The donations made by the Kraft Food for Families program not only help to put food on the table, they help food banks to keep their trucks on the road and help with many other operational costs.