Organize Your Home, Your Family and Your Life!
The right systems make life easier and less stressful, whether it is a way to make sure you pay your bills on time, or successfully track family activities. Good systems aren’t more work – they are less!
Organization is when you can easily find what you need, when you need it, and clutter no longer bogs you down.
I will help you create, implement and maintain systems that work for YOU, so that you have more time and energy to live a full and productive life.
Nancy Beltrandi, Owner, BeautyBe Inc.
Home Office for the Business of Life™
– Where you do your personal work.
This concept (coined by Barbara Hemphill, an early guru of organization) refers to a ‘command central’ – a comfortable place to pay bills, handle incoming and outgoing mail, track social activities, process medical claims, etc. Every home needs one! The alternative? Papers scattered everywhere, files by piles, missing items and important actions forgotten or not done on time. Let’s create a space that works for your needs!
Calendar Systems and Scheduling –
How do you track your activities?
We all need a system to track activities, upcoming events and key tasks. (“Don’t say YES if you can’t say WHEN!”) When families are involved, it gets even more complicated. The alternative? Events missed, being unprepared for them, or having time conflicts. (Did you buy and wrap the birthday gift? … Send the 50th anniversary card? … Pay the bills on time? … Schedule a dentist appointment at the same time as the soccer playoff?) Most people just ‘wing it’ – but ask yourself, “How is that working for you?”
Papers, Computer Files and Email –
Can you quickly find what you need?
A good filing system is an easy retrieval system. Do you waste time looking for papers or files? Are you clear about which papers you have to keep and what you can eliminate? How about emails and computer files? Can you easily find what you need? Can others? Do you have copies of critical information backed up somewhere safe? Together, we’ll design and set-up a system that isn’t overkill, but meets your needs and those of your family.
Action Files and Project Management –
This is how to get things done!
When working on a project (the charity event you are chairing, your child’s IEP meeting at school, buying a new car, renovating the kitchen, etc.), use Action files to keep track of relevant information for easy access. (These are different than Reference or Archival files.) Break projects into do-able tasks and create a timeline using simple project management skills. This process can be overwhelming, but I can help. And once you ‘get it,’ you own it.
Organize Stuff, Maximize Space and Declutter – Or is it out of control?
Do you group like with like so it’s easy to find what you need? Can you quickly find stuff because everything has a home or do you waste money buying duplicates of items you didn’t know you had? Do you have the right storage in the most user-friendly locations? Are you holding on to stuff because it is just too difficult to let go? I empathize, but life works better when you are less bogged down with things you don’t really use, need or love. Letting go is a process, as is finding the best ‘home’ for the items you decide to keep. I help make it less of a struggle.