Summer is the easiest time of the year to become disorganized. We are all busy enjoying the sunshine, outdoors and time with our families as we should be. When we are busy enjoying life, it’s easy to be distracted from our office lives. Here are nine tips to help you stay organized in the office even in the midst of the summer fun.
The first tip to ensure you stay organized this summer is to plan! This is especially important if you have a ton of summer activities planned. Schedule them into your calendar as soon as plans are made to ensure that you stay on track with your office goals too. Sync your paper calendar to your phone calendar as well to ensure you don’t miss anything.
Keep all of your paper files organized by using a colour coding system. Use different coloured binders or folders to group papers together that are all for the same project or fall under the same topic. If you’re using online organization you can use the same principal too. Create different folders for each project or for different topics.
Pack Your Lunch
Packing your lunch might seem like an extra chore at the end of a long day. Making lunch will give you more time to enjoy your lunch hour and save you a ton of money. It’s great to take your packed lunch outdoors and catch some rays during your break too.
Exercise is an important part of life and remains as important during the summer months. Exercise will make you feel happy, accomplished, and will make you feel rewarded. If you don’t feel excited about hitting the gym, go for a run or walk outdoors, or take a swim in your local pool.
The summer months are short and many people skip out on sleep to get in the maximum amount of outdoor time. While it’s great to enjoy those warm summer nights, ensure you’re getting enough rest as well. Going without enough sleep for prolonged periods of time is not good for productivity.
Change the Scenery
If you have flexibility in your workplace, change the scenery every once in awhile. A change of scenery can help keep your mind focused on the tasks at hand.
Healthy eating is important during all the seasons, however, it’s easy to fall off track during the summer. With patio cocktails, and BBQ’s it’s easy to become distracted. Try and add extra fruits and vegetables to your menu throughout the summer to increase your natural energy.
Cut the Caffeine
Caffeine might feel like a lifesaver, but chances are it’s actually not. Your body will thank you for taking a break from it. If you’re looking for an energy boost, opt for water instead and focus on extra fruits and vegetables in your diet.
Burnout is all too common among working professionals and it’s easy to get burnt out in the summer months. When you’re busy on both the personal and business fronts be sure you’re getting some downtime too. This downtime is necessary so you’re not completely exhausted when fall rolls around.
These nine tips ensure you’re in for an organized summer. Do you have any tips that work for you to share? We’d love to hear them!
College and university are almost wrapped up if not already for most post-secondary students. If you are a post-secondary student or have a child or children who are, you may be wondering what you’re going to do with all their stuff. The next couple of months don’t need to be cramped or overcrowded. Read on to find out more about how storage can work for you and your family.
It’s no secret that we all waste time in a day, but how much time we waste may be a real shock if you were to sit down and calculate it out. Have you taken an inventory of the things you do in a day that waste the most time? We decided to compile a list of some of the most common time wasters people struggle with daily.
Spring is in the air! With spring comes yard clean up, enjoying the outdoors, cleaning our vehicles and house cleaning. Making a to-do list to outline these items is easy-actually getting them all done is different.
Here are ten tips that will help you get motivated to spring clean!
Dare we say it? Spring is just around the corner here in Calgary and many of us are beginning to feel spring fever coming on. Most of us have spring cleaning at the top of our to-do list when the weather gets nicer, but we dread doing it too. Here are ten ways to get the most out of your spring cleaning efforts this year.
Work from home opportunities are popping up all over. Many companies are also starting to offer employees the option to work remotely. In both situations, employees and contractors are going to need a quiet, organized place to work. So how can you set up a home office to be more productive? Here are five tips that can help!
Getting organized tops many peoples list of New Year’s resolutions. Here we are in February, and many people may be procrastinating getting started on this task. The truth is getting organized can truly be a bit of a mind over matter situation and not quite as big of a task as it initially seems.
Here are five tips to help you get motivated to get organized.
If you’re on any social network, watch tv or listen to the news you’ve probably heard about Marie Kondo’s new Netflix series about decluttering. If you’re like some you might be throwing out, and giving away half of your household, or you’re like the other half who are sitting there completely overwhelmed at where to start. Here are a few of the key points to this revolutionary decluttering process.
We’re into the full swing of 2019 now. Are you feeling organized at work or are you overwhelmed? A new year has one effect or the other and we would love to hear where you’re at! If you’re feeling organized and ready to take on the new year, we are super excited for you! If you’re feeling overwhelmed, we’ve got your back!
Here are three things you can do to ensure 2019 is your most organized year in the office.
The holidays come and go so quickly every year. Sure, it’s not even Christmas yet but before you know it, it will be time to start packing your décor up once again. To help make the clean up a breeze, we gathered our 5 favourite tips to packing your décor away the right way.
Your office may already be decorated for the holidays, and the treats may be rolling in. When you’re considering the holiday spirit, there are some great things you can do that go above and beyond Christmas trees and garland. To share the spirit of the season, here are some ways you can give back to your community as a group.
While the holidays are full of joy, festivities, family, and friends, they can also be full of stress. Stress at the holidays can come in many forms and there are a few organizational things you can do to ensure that you’re fully enjoying the holiday season.
Christmas is just around the corner! Can you believe it? For some, the holidays bring twinkling lights, warmth, and cheer and for others they bring clutter. Living in a clutter-free environment doesn’t have to go out the window just because it’s the holidays. Here are our top 5 tips to keep the clutter at bay this holiday season.
Ready to take the plunge to a clutter-free lifestyle? It’s not as hard as you might think! With the right tools, and attitude adopting this popular new life can be incredibly rewarding and relaxing too. To turn your home into a clutter-free space you may be wondering where to start. These ten straightforward and simple tips will help you take a step in the right direction to leave the clutter behind for good.
As businesses grow and change, there are going to be times that downsizing the size of your office makes sense. If you’re wondering if its really worth moving into a smaller space, here are three things to consider that can help determine if it’s the right move for you.
The big day is here and it’s a big one. You’ve spent a ton of time, whether that’s days or months, listing your house, taking off during showings, or hunting the real estate listings for the perfect home. You might think you’re 100% prepared, however, expectations can be much different than reality.
In the past week, we have jumped right from fall into winter here in Calgary. With mother nature showing us just a smidge of what she’s got in store for us this early in the year, it’s important to take note of these important winter moving tips.
Downsizing is a daunting task at any time in your life, however, the older you get and more items you collect the bigger this task becomes. At Crate It Storage we provide downsizing and storage services to many seniors in the Calgary area and wanted to put together a list of tips for downsizing specific to seniors.
In the last couple of weeks in Calgary, there has been a crispness in the air that we haven’t felt in a couple of months. Unfortunately, it seems our already short summer is coming to an end and fall is in the air. Many people look forward to the fall for the cooler weather, routine of back to school and break from the heat. As we have discussed in the past, summer is the busiest time of the year to move, however, when the fall weather is mild it is popular as well. These five tips are our favorite to make your fall move just a bit easier!
If you look online, you can find thousands of retailers that sell packing materials. You can buy bundles by the size of your house, you can rent packing supplies, or you can pick up boxes from a dozen miscellaneous locations all over the city for free. Did you know that the best packing materials that you need are actually some of your regular household items and are things you can use again!? Save yourself some hassle, and some money by taking a look at this list of our must use items for moving.
Getting your office organized and keeping it that way are two totally different things that can be very challenging. There are some really neat items that help to keep your space organized so we put together a list of our must-have office organization items.
Spring is finally here after a long winter and before we know it summer will be here! Spring cleaning is something that most of us avoid doing for as long as possible, but these 10 tips are sure to make the process much easier for you!
As we spend years in the same place we all tend to gather more stuff. While some people are more sentimental than others, some like to collect and some end up with more duplicate items than others, we can all benefit from downsizing our homes at certain times of our lives. When you reach a point in your life when you are ready to say goodbye to cleaning gutters, mowing the lawn, shoveling endless amount of snow or spending hours cleaning downsizing just makes sense.
You probably already know this but, summer is the most popular time of the year to move. Moving is hard work at the best of times, so during summer with the heat it can be especially challenging. These simple tips will assist you when preparing for your next move.
Storage solutions are becoming increasingly popular for small businesses to meet their needs. There are many reasons that storage is a valuable asset to any business and it presents a unique opportunity for businesses to save money and efficiently run their operations.
Here are five ways small businesses can benefit from using a storage solution.
On the outside, clutter looks like piles of paperwork or clothing, double utensils, and more. Most of us look at clutter for its physical properties but not so much it’s mental ones. Have you ever given any thought to what your clutter means or what it says about you? Take a look at these points to take a closer look at what your clutter says about you.
How significant do you believe first impressions are? We believe they are everything and on top of that, the impression you leave on others in the workplace will follow you through your entire career. So, how can you be sure you’re leaving a positive mark on others? These five tips ensure you’ll be making only the best impression.
Spring is just around the corner (hopefully!) here in Calgary which means many people are starting to get spring fever and geared up to tackle their spring cleaning. Spring is such a refreshing time of the year and an important time to remember that physical clutter creates mental clutter-something nobody wants.
When you look at your workspace what do you see? Are there papers piled up waiting to be filed or sticky notes all over your monitor? Maybe there is a coffee cup that needs to be washed or an overflowing garbage? After you look around, think about how you feel when you have to take a phone call that requires your full attention or complete a stressful project on a tight timeline. Would you be able to focus on your environment or not?
Clothing can be a tricky thing to figure out how to store. There are a few things to consider when packing parts of your wardrobe away. Follow these straightforward steps to prepare your clothing to be packed away.
Stress is part of everyday life and can be especially hard to handle at work. There are some interesting and fun things you can incorporate to decrease the stress levels in the office. Stress takes a personal toll on employees which will impact the bottom line of your business.
Working indoors all day can be tough and working in a cubicle with limited space can be even more of a challenge. To get organized and enjoy your workspace follow these tips to set up your desk properly from day one for maximum productivity.
Time to downsize to a smaller home? Maybe you are ready to retire and take advantage of less square footage and maintenance. These ten tips will make downsizing simple for you, or your loved ones.
In just a few short weeks it will be time to say goodbye to Christmas trees, stockings and the gifts under the tree. Here are ten tips to staying on top of the holiday clutter, in advance!
Having your own office space sounds and is great, however, keeping it organized is not. It can be really easy for office clutter to get out of hand and create an unproductive workspace. These ten tips are simple ways to keep your office neat and tidy.
We’re just about to get into the swing of holidays and shortly you’ll see amazing design and décor ideas to spruce up your home for the holiday season. Do you have a plan in place for when you begin unpacking your holiday décor? Did you know storage solutions can help you in 5 exceptional ways?
Maximizing productivity is a common topic among business professionals from every industry. There is a definite link between company profits and success and owner/employee productivity that needs to be considered. Did you know that working in the most productive manner can be as simple as maintaining a clean and tidy desk space?
When you own or run a business there is a long list of items you may need to put in storage at one time or another. Crate It Storage delivers simple solutions for busy business owners just like you! Here are some of the items we can house at our secure facility.
The key to having a stress-free move is to be prepared. Avoid leaving everything until the last minute by following our pre-moving checklist.
There are a ton of myths floating around about storage and it’s time to set the record straight here at Crate It Storage.
When you run a storage company, you see it all. There are a wide variety of items that are fragile and potentially dangerous that need some extra care to pack away. If you plan to store any of the following items be sure to take care to protect your precious cargo.
Clutter can have a major impact on your brain in ways that many of us don’t even realize. No one is immune to the stress brought on by living in a cluttered space, but it’s never too late to take back control! These three benefits are some awesome motivation to clear the clutter for a better life.