Doing Your Business On The Road
Do you spend a lot of time in your car and frequently need to take materials to client appointments or business meetings? When your vehicle is an extension of your office and you conduct business at numerous locations, having a system for transporting documents and supplies and keeping your car well organized is critical for making sure you arrive at your appointments on time with everything you need.
If you need to transport paper files to meetings, a briefcase or tote bag that can hold several hanging files or a portable accordion file holder can be good solutions for keeping documents organized and easy to find. Each section can be designated for meeting handouts, marketing materials and office supplies you frequently need such as name tags, thank you cards, envelopes, tape, and a stapler. You might also need a file for expense records, or you could use a plastic envelope to keep your receipts.
It’s the small things . . .
In addition to documents, there may be other items you frequently need that would be good to have organized in your car. A pencil box, pouch or other small container keeps pens, paper clips, sticky notes, flash drives, and other small office supplies organized and easy to find. Transparent pouches like the kind sometimes used for cosmetics are particularly handy since you can easily see the contents; these also work well for small electronics and charging cables. I also keep a Travel-Pouch (my mom called it a ditty bag) it’s kept in my front seat organizer compartment that contains a toothbrush/toothpaste, bandaids, aspirin, chapstick. Small blush compact, lipgloss and a stash of energy bars for those days when there is no time to stop and eat lunch. If you aren’t using an electronic notes system on your smartphone or computer, a small notebook kept in your car tote or vehicle console is helpful for noting mileage, expenses or other short notes.
A key aspect of being well organized is good planning. When your day involves driving from one meeting to another, planning the night before to make sure that your car tote is well stocked with everything you’ll need will save stress in the morning when you are busy getting ready to leave. I put in the addresses of where I’m going on a particular day into my MAPS APP on phone.
A checklist will help you remember to pack everything you need:
- Have you printed all necessary meeting handouts or presentation materials?
- Do you have an adequate supply of brochures/flyers/business cards?
- If you will be using a whiteboard do you have dry erase markers, eraser and marker remover?
- If you will be using a computer or laptop to give a presentation, have you copied the presentation to your laptop and backed it up on a portable flash drive?
- Do you have your laptop, mouse, smartphone, headset and charging cables?
- Do you need to pack a lunch and water bottle?
- Do you need an extra set of clothes and shoes?
- Do you need a coat or jacket for later in the day?
Contact me at (860)961-6824 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help to set up a Mobile Office Organization System.
Peace Harmony & Happy Travels!
What is a Professional Organizer?
A professional organizer is more than someone who has a knack for cleaning. According to the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), organizers use their expertise and tested principles to create custom systems for their clients. They teach organizing skills that help clients take back control of their environments, tame the paper piles, and keep their lives running smoothly with purpose.
A professional organizer can help with a variety of tasks, including:
- Closet design
- Space planning
- Paperwork management
- Cross-country, Local moves
- Life Transitions (Hospital to Home, Home to Assisted Living, etc.)
- Record management
- Goal setting
- Time management
Professional Organizers Can Help Organize & Simplify Your Life
If you’re not sure if a professional organizer is for you, see if any of the following apply to you. You might need a professional organizer when:
- Your paperwork has overflowed onto your office floor or kitchen countertops.
- A family member passes away and you suddenly have all of his or her belongings in your home.
- Your pantry shelves are falling down and the door no longer shuts.
- You’re moving and you need creative organizational solutions.
- Your home needs an organizational redesign.
- You want to be organized, but it never seems to actually get done.
- You have collections that aren’t being stored or displayed how you want them to be.
A professional organizer is different from a house cleaner – Except here at CCHC, I specialize in cleaning in a logistical method in order to find simple storage solutions as I clean the space. Someone who just cleans your space will come in for a couple of hours, tidy up your things, and then will leave without making decisions about where items are more functional in a space. A professional organizer will come into your home and help create solutions to tackle your immediate organizational problems. Afterward, they will work with you to create long-term strategies so you can achieve success in this area of your space.
If you think a professional organizer can help you create an organize & simplify life contact me today @ (860)961-6824 or email@example.com.
I would be thrilled to help you find clarity in life!
Peace Harmony & Finding Time!
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I don’t know about you, but this time of year always has me feeling like shedding that extra weight. I can’t help you lose weight, but I can help with the removal of clutter. You know, that weight that waits for you each time you enter your home or office.
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It’s a great way to rid your home of stuff that no longer brings you joy, at the same time put a few coins in your pocket.
Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl
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