People have tried to find electronic solutions for most things that used to be done by paper. However would a paper To Do list work better for you than an electronic one? Here is a thought provoking blog post on the topic. Which every system works best for you you must check your list. People will make lists but not look at them. Use a system that keeps your to do list on your mind.http://timemanagementninja.com/2014/07/why-the-old-school-paper-to-do-list-is-superior-as-a-productivity-tool-how-to-make-it-work-for-you-in-under-5-minutes/
For clients who wish to do the “hands on “organizing themselves I offer support services through virtual organizing. In order to keep the process simple only one room will be discussed at a time. There will be an initial session cost for each room to be organized.
The initial session costs $25.00. It consists of an intake conversation over the phone or Skype or e-mail lasting about 15 minutes. It is followed by or at the same time, sharing with me a visual look at the space to be organized. The client can e-mail me pictures or can show me the space over Skype. If the client wishes, they can send me a description of their challenges. I will e-mail a plan of action to the client. After the client has studied the plan a question and answer conversation will occur to clarify the plan and establish a timeline for the project. This session will last about 15 minutes. Once a timeline has been established for the project one of two options may be selected.
The client will work on the project and will e-mail me pictures or set up a Skype call as needed to help them solve problems, clarify the next step, receive storage suggestions or donation and recycling information. This system works well for people who manage their time well and are motivated to get the job done. The cost of option 1 is $5.00 for each consultation requested by the client. A retainer of $25.00 is paid in addition to the initial session cost at the beginning of the job. Additional retainers can be purchased as needed.
The client will e-mail me the day and time they will be working on the job. I will e-mail, Skype, text or call each hour to see what assistance they need in order to successfully complete the work scheduled for that day. This systems works well for people who are easily distracted or procrastinate in getting the space organized. The cost of option 2 is $5.00 / hour. For example if the client is planning to work from 12:00-3:00 on the job then I will contact them at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and the cost of the session in $15.00. A retainer of $25.00 is paid in addition to the initial session cost at the beginning of the job. Additional retainers can be purchased as needed.
I really enjoyed this conversation about how attached we are to our gadgets, it they transform they way we interact with each other and how they help us to be organized.
Wednesday October 24, 2012
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Many organizers will suggest to clients how have too many files, paperwork, CD’s, DVD’s and photos to digitize the information and put it on their computer, iPad, Ipod, MP3 player. Before you continue to save everything sort through it and keep what you need and love. Here is a great article on this subject, http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865562368/A-virtual-mess-Are-you-a-secret-digital-hoarder.html