Get and Stay Organized This Summer With These Tips

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. 

Colour Code

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. 

Eat Healthy

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. 

Avoid Burnout

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!

5 Secrets to Packing your Christmas Décor, Properly

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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.


Ways to Bring the Holidays into Your Office

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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.


Enjoy Christmas…Clutter Free

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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.


10 Amazing Ways to Help Employees Relieve Stress at Work

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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.


Ten Tips for Downsizing Your Space

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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.


How to Get Rid of The Holiday Clutter

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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!


Simple Tips to Clear Office Clutter

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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.


Storage Units Can Help You During the Holidays-Here’s How!

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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?


Storage Solutions for Businesses Large and Small

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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.


Simple Pre-Moving Checklist for a Stress-Free Move

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.


Understanding These Common Myths About Storage

There are a ton of myths floating around about storage and it’s time to set the record straight here at Crate It Storage.


Tips to Store Fragile and Dangerous Items

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.


The Affect of Clutter on Your Brain

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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.