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You’re about to start a big project, but first you want to give e-mail a quick check. One hour later, you close e-mail and wonder where the time went. Your whole schedule’s thrown off. You vow to not let that happen again.
Usually the problem is your e-mail in-box. You want to get it under control, with a few minutes answering e-mail here, and a few minutes sending and forwarding there. If the types of e-mails in your in-box don’t change and the way you handle them doesn’t either, then it’s likely more time will disappear from your schedule.
If your work e-mails are piling up — or you know someone who is drowning in work e-mail — this is an open invitation to join me on Wed., October 7, when I present for ROAM Galleria’s Lunch and Learn from Noon to 1 p.m. ROAM Galleria is a business gathering place near Galleria Mall at 285 and 75 in Atlanta.
My session, “Tame your e-mail and take back your work day,” is a shorter, but still powerful version of the one-on-one e-mail management sessions that I offer business clients.
In January 2015, I had the privilege of being interviewed by consumer advocate Dale Cardwell for his TrustDale Radio Show. We talked about organizing and productivity in the office to highlight “National Clean Off Your Desk Day!”
If you’ve never heard it, the TrustDale Radio show features advice and tips on how to find reputable contractors and avoid scams.
If you’d like to listen to it, here’s the link on my YouTube channel.
I started the New Year off with a TV appearance on Fox 5’s Good Day Atlanta on January 14, 2015 talking about getting control of your closet.
Here are my tips below from the show, or watch Fox 5’s show HERE on my YouTube channel.
Closet Organizing Tips by Laura Ray
Many people are overwhelmed as to where to start when they want to organize their closet. Here are 4 simple steps to get you started in the right direction:
- Break the project into small chunks. First, group like items.
TV Time! I’ll be on Fox 5 Good Day Atlanta this Tuesday (8/4) with Back-to-School organizing tips, between 9–9:30 a.m. Excited it’s my third time on this year! Will post the link in my blog in the next week.
It’s wonderful to be asked to be on Good Day Atlanta (Fox 5) for a second time this year! I was interviewed on their live show for mail and paper organizing on February 19, 2015.
Here are my tips below from the show, or watch Fox 5’s show HERE on my YouTube channel
Mail and Paper Organizing Tips by Laura Ray Organizing
Set up a mail center in your kitchen or nearby space
- Use trays or a desktop file
- Use a recycle bin and/or shredder
Believe it or not, there is an annual educational conference for professional organizers and I love going to it! It makes me a better organizer and productivity consultant and it’s fun! I attended for the fourth time and was happy to represent the National Association of Professional Organizers – Georgia Chapter as its president for a second time.
NAPO Georgia President Laura Ray (L) enjoyed a visit from the new NAPO National President Ellen Faye in June 2015.
Laura Ray has been named President of the National Association of Professional Organizers – Georgia Chapter, for a second term beginning in May 2015. Laura began her role as President in December 2013 and is in her fifth year on the Chapter’s Board of Directors.
The Georgia Chapter has approximately 85 members, mostly in the Atlanta area. Membership includes residential and business organizers, as well as partners who provide services to the organizing industry.
TV Time: Watch for me on Fox 5’s Good Day Atlanta for the second month in a row Subject: Taming the mail! Airing: Thur., Feb 19, live between 9 and 9:30 a.m.
TV Alert: Good week for getting organized! I’ll be on Fox 5’s Good Day Atlanta tomorrow (Thursday) talking about getting control of your closet,(between 9-9:30 am). I’ll put it on my YouTube page when I get the clip!