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  • Love Your Office - The Professional Organizer
    paperwork and some other stuff such as bills and statements and stores documents It s one of the cool techy ways to organize your life It also helps you reduce the physical paper clutter link https www manilla com 0 Comments Your comment will be posted after it is approved Leave a Reply Archives June 2013 March 2013 Categories All Back Up Cloud Storage Digital Organizing Financial Online Paper Photos

    Original URL path: http://www.theprofessionalorganizer.com/articles/love-your-office (2016-04-26)
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  • Paperwork Then & Now - The Professional Organizer
    back via snail mail Now Pay bills electronically through your bank or through each individual vendor s Web site Most vendors these days can bill you electronically as well Important dates Then Write birthdays and anniversaries on a paper calendar year after year Now Use an electronic calender task manager on your computer or a free online reminder service such as www birthdayalarm com to keep up with these important dates Resources Google Calendar Springpad tasks and reminders Passwords Then Write them down in a notebook or address book and inevitably lose them Now There are too many to count or remember Track them in a Word document or spreadsheet Or better yet get a password program that can remember everything for you Resources 1password keepass Personal documents Before Make a filing system to store your important documents Now Receive electronically or scan them in and save them on discs or store with an online backup service such as www mozy com You still want to keep hard copies of legal and insurance papers in a fire proof or safety deposit box Children s School Papers We didn t get nearly as much paper when we were kids Children get so much paper these days it requires some serious organization purge backpacks weekly Use an open file box with hanging files to create an easy to reach storage area Make one box or file section for each child Then create a file for each year of school 14 folders pre k 12th grade in each child s section When you get something save worthy drop it into the file At the end of the year toss the stuff that doesn t seem so important any longer For help on what to keep and what to chuck see the checklist below

    Original URL path: http://www.theprofessionalorganizer.com/articles/paperwork-then-now (2016-04-26)
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  • Back Up Your Documents with Google Drive - The Professional Organizer
    gmail 2 In the top menu click on Drive If you are using a google apps account you may need to click on more and find documents in the drop down menu 3 You can find your file by going through these 4 steps click upload button click files or folder find file or folder on your computer click on that file or folder OR DO IT THE EASY WAY Drag your file or folder directly into google docs and watch it upload Magic After it is done uploading be sure to add it to a collection folder to make it easier to find again Update 2013 You can now upload photos pdf s and dozens more formats that were not possible to upload before You can only edit those in a format compatible with Google s docs presentations word docs and spreadsheets And now Google Drive is available for your desktop or mobile device so you can get to your documents anywhere easily drop new documents in for back up and create documents without having to log into Google Allison 0 Comments Your comment will be posted after it is approved Leave a Reply Archives June 2013 March 2013

    Original URL path: http://www.theprofessionalorganizer.com/articles/back-up-your-documents-with-google-drive (2016-04-26)
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  • Organize Your Digital Photos - The Professional Organizer
    and Flickr do Linea is also supposed to also be able to allow me to make photo books which is the end result I want but I can t seem to figure out how to do that yet The bonus for spending all day uploading 3 000 photos into the internet cloud is that I now have a complete back up and I don t have to worry about computer crashes or fires Here are a few quick tips for getting your photos in order 1 Get them off the camera and phone card You can save a copy on the card if you want a back up If you have lost misplaced your cord get yourself a card reader They are less than 20 and worth every penny 2 Put your photos into categories based on how you would look for them in the future Make the albums first then put the photos into the album 3 Delete any photos that totally stink as you work 4 Make an album of photos to fix if you find a lot that need altering And by the way you don t need all day to do this You can work in small bursts of 15 minutes longer sprints of 1 hour or do it in a marathon like me Or you can hire a Professional Organizer me to do it for you see coupon below Digital Life Organizing TM Launches in Atlanta The Professional Organizer is having a re birth of sorts We are now focusing more on getting your digital life organized What is your digital life It is your photos recipes financials social networking and just about anything you lose track of It s also about regular back ups and syncing We can do it for you or just

    Original URL path: http://www.theprofessionalorganizer.com/articles/organize-your-digital-photos (2016-04-26)
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  • Organize Your Photos & Memorabilia           After Vacation - The Professional Organizer
    snap a quick photo or run through a scanner and add to your photo collection 3 Upload your photo s from your camera to your computer and then to an online site for printing Put photos into albums or folders for each event 4 Use a program to organize your photos if you are not already Iphoto mac and Picasa google are some of the easiest ones to use 5 Label your photos with location date names of people event etc 6 Tag photos online Photos online can be tagged for future searches Tag is like a label for the search engine Enter who what where as tags This way when you want to find all the photos of Cindy you can search for Cindy and they will all come up in a search 7 Finishing touches if you want other people to enjoy the photos Print them and put into a photo album Put them onto a photo card and into a digital frame for viewing Put them into an online album for sharing Picasa Shutterfly Getlinea com etc 0 Comments Your comment will be posted after it is approved Leave a Reply Archives June 2013 March 2013 Categories

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  • Cloud Photo Storage Sites Reviewed - The Professional Organizer
    at first But if you can get used to it it makes for easy syncing The program automagically uploads your new photos to the web Flickr is free for limited use Sharing is easy via links to other social networks Privacy is easy to set It s doesn t provide enough free storage for an avid picture taker but you can go pro for only 25 per year Linea is free for limited use Sharing is beautifully designed for ipad and mac desktops It is still new and adding new capabilities everyday The big wow factor is the ability to create photo books on your ipad I m testing out this product now It took a little time to figure out how to edit the photos on the ipad but once I did it was pretty exciting to be able to do on the fly with photos taken on the ipad Snapfish is free and unlimited The site allows downloading in full resolution It has tons of products to buy and cheap prints which you can pick up instead of shipping if you prefer I ve been using this one since my kids were babies and have always been happy The other kind of photo site stores your high resolution photo but doesn t give it back to you as is There is often no option to download it You have to buy a product or download the low resolution compressed image you see their screen These sites are usually connected to retail stores Walmart Walgreens Target or camera companies Shutterfly also falls into this category Use these sites for photo books and other products but I do not recommend them for true back ups I m pretty skeptical about all website companies as they keep getting eaten by bigger

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  • How to organize recipe cards - The Professional Organizer
    find recipes based on the type of recipe You can save the cards digitally for you to share with your sisters as well Next time you see her bring a camera or iphone and take photos of each card front and back Then you can upload the photos to Evernote yay evernote and it will read the writing and make the recipe cards searchable If they re in handwriting you may have to fix mis read letters Then you will also have a history of your mother that includes her handwriting which is cool to read in the future I use Evernote on my ipad as my only cookbook You can view Evernote on any smartphone tablet or laptop as well I sort the recipes into notebooks categories soup entree dessert etc and I also tag them by main ingredients squash chicken artichoke so I can also look up recipes based on the main ingredient If you want help getting started using Evernote just give me a ring or email I can help you get started in person in Atlanta area or by phone or video chat 0 Comments Your comment will be posted after it is approved Leave a

    Original URL path: http://www.theprofessionalorganizer.com/articles/march-27th-2013 (2016-04-26)
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  • Blog Archives - The Professional Organizer
    Credit card bills mortgage bills utility bills Keep Forever Tax returns and proof of payment Motor vehicle driving tickets and proof of payment there are some reports of collectors coming back to haunt you years later Medical records Tests surgeries x rays may all be helpful down the road Vital records see list below Other Checks and receipts for home improvements save as long as you own your home Receipts Checks for expensive items keep as long as you own the item as proof of purchase Mortgage information keep in a firesafe box as long as you own your home Stock Mutual Fund Records Keep as long as you own the investment plus six years You ll need them to figure capital gains If you get a year end statement you can toss the monthly statements Vital Records Keep hard to replace or one of a kind items in a fireproof box or a safe deposit box Scan and save a digital copy on your computer flash drive and or in the cloud if it is a secure site Include military records marriage documents divorce documents passports wills stocks power of attorney adoption papers car titles baptism records citizenship records custody papers copyrights patents death certificates deeds household inventory list of investments social security cards photos on flash drives Keep at home in a small GO BOX a fireproof box you can grab in case of fire flood or other disaster Copies of drivers licenses credit cards items in wallet one credit card and cash for emergency home inventory list list of medicines you take 0 Comments Love Your Office 6 24 2013 0 Comments Manilla com has brought me on as a blogger for their website And this is my first post about making your office into a stress

    Original URL path: http://www.theprofessionalorganizer.com/articles/archives/06-2013 (2016-04-26)
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