Why can't I ever find the papers I need? Did I save that on the computer or is it in my file?
Sound familiar? Despite all our technology, paper is still the No. 1 challenge in households nationwide. It covers desks and the kitchen counter, gets stuffed into drawers and now, saved in electronic form on the computer.
Instead of solving our problems, computers and smartphones have created another realm of disorganization, with files and systems of their own to mix in with the paper.
Your ability to be productive is directly related to your ability to find what you need when you need it.
From the home office to the kitchen counter, Barbara Hemphill offers a practical and proven step-by-step solution to purging, sorting, and taming that paper (AND electronic) tiger.
Her realistic solutions will help you manage every piece of paper or e-mail that comes into your house. She'll teach you how to make decisions about what to keep and where to keep and most importantly, how to find what you need when you need it!
You'll learn how to:
-Set up your Home Office for the Business
-Use today's electronic and web tools to go
-Manage tax records, digital and printed
photos, recipes, family documents, memorabilia
-Create and manage a calendar to keep
track of your busy family activities
-Practice the Art of Wastebasketry®
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About the Author
Barbara Hemphill, CPO® started her career as a residential organizing consultant in 1978 in New York City. She quickly observed that paper was the number one organizing challenge in the American household. Today, she is the CEO of Productive Environment Institute which helps companies manage information so employees can accomplish their work and enjoy their lives. Frequently referred to as "The Paper Tiger Lady" and "America's Favorite Organizer", Barbara is the author of Kiplinger's bestselling "Taming the Paper Tiger" book series, "Love It or Lose It: Living Clutter-Free Life Forever, and Bushido Business, co-authored with Stephen M.R. Covey, Tom Hopkins, and Brian Tracy. She has appeared on the Today Show and Good Morning America, and in Reader's Digest, USA Today, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, The New York Times, Real Simple, and Guideposts. She has served as president of National Association of Professional Organizers, and president of Washington DC chapter of National Speakers Association. Barbara has lived in the West Indies, India, New York City, and Washington, DC. While living in India, she adopted three children. She is the also the mother of two stepchildren, and has four grandchildren. She resides in Raleigh, North Carolina on 70 acres of woods overlooking a 30-acre lake where people love to visit to see whether she practices what she preaches!