Putting It All in One Spot

June 29, 2010

Get Everything in One Location

Simplify, simplify.

Easier said than done. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to designate a home for clutter and make a commitment to returning items to that specific location. Although it seems basic, putting stuff like keys, phones, and wallets in one dedicated spot really does help save time. It seems like a no-brainer, but when you’re in a hurry it is all too easy to throw your keys somewhere without thinking and forget where you put them.

With today’s technology, it’s easy to forget that we must also pay attention to organizing online information such as address books, social media/blogs, and calendars with “To Do” lists. There are various online tools to keep your online and technological resources all in one spot. A favorite in the TaskRabbit office is Google Reader. Instead of visiting your favorite blogs and websites one by one, you can set up the program to collect them all in one spot for your convenience. Why read 20 different websites each day when you can simply scroll through your Google Reader? Ta da! Time saved.

Online organization with your Smartphone can also stretch beyond saving and sharing documents. Google Voice is an outstanding technological element that can help you organize your personal or professional contacts. The service is a Voice over IP that allows you to receive calls over the web. Beyond being free, one of the best features of Google Voice is that it tracks your messages by texting or emailing them to you. No longer do you have to worry that you’ve lost valuable information after deleting a voicemail!

Although they might seem simple, these tools can help simplify your life, both in the real world and online. Once you get into a routine of organizing, you will realize how nice it is to finally know where everything is!