Wednesday, August 21, 2019

5 Back to School Productivity Tips for Students

I don't know about where you are, but here in Houston school is back in session for many districts and it is time to get organized and start the school year off right. Below are 5 productivity tips for students.

Write it down! Pen & paper is the perfect way to keep track of what you need to do and when you need to do it. Consider getting a paper calendar and a plain 'ol notebook to keep track of everything you need. Electronic is great, but with your looming to do list pen & paper is great way to visually see what you need to do and help you retain it.

Get ready the night before. Prep the night before so you start the day off right. Get your bag, clothes and lunch ready so when you wake up you have to make as few decisions as possible. This helps you start the day off not stressed and ready to learn.

Get rid of distractions. When you are studying, doing homework or trying to focus block out distractions like t.v. and your phone. Leave the t.v. off. Put apps on your phone like Moment, Cold Turkey & Self Control that prohibit you from checking social media.

Take breaks. It is not good for your mind or body to never have a break. If you are studying or focusing for an extended periods of time, get up walk around, get some water, step outside or do whatever you have to do take your mind off of something.

Take care of yourself. Remember that it is important to take care of yourself. You need to get proper sleep, exercise, eat healthy (don't load up on energy drinks) meditate or do whatever you need to do to keep your body & mind performing at its best. That's help you all around in your everyday life.

What are some productivity hacks you have for back to school?

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Made in the USA: Back to School Essential Fairy Tales Rosemary Repel

With school in full force here in Houston one item I see in clients homes when I am organizing and doing concierge work is all kinds of lice repellants especially, Fairy Tales Rosemary Repel. I use it as well, as a preventative because I am in so many households, businesses and public places. Plus it is made in the USA and in my opinion is a back to school essential.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Client Non-Profit - Storage Closet Before & After

At Eco Modern Concierge we try to do one non-profit project a month whether that is organizing or some sort of concierge project. Last year we did an organization project at Heroes for Children here in Houston and fellow NAPO Houston member Mary Jo helped me on the project. We organized their store room to make it more functional to find things for events and the holidays. We did not get rid of anything and used what they already had. Do you know a non-profit that could use some organizing help? I'd love to chat with them.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Getting Organized for Back to School Roundup

Since this summer passed me by I did not get a chance to prepare a proper back to school blog post like I should have, here is a round up of past blog posts relating to back to school, getting organized, dorm room organization and more. Being a professional organizer I get calls all the time for clients wanting to get organized before the kids head back to school. Some places in Houston have already started back to school and some start back in a few weeks.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July! Hope you are enjoying a relaxing day.

Photo by Camylla Battani on Unsplash

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

How to Organize Loose Documents

As a professional organizer in Houston I often get tasked with taking care of client's paperwork and there is usually all kinds of loose documents hanging around. 
  1. Use file folders and file them away in a file cabinet
  2. You can use file folder organizers to take them with you on the go.
  3. If you want to be able to readily access them you can use a desktop file.
  4. Some of my clients love accordion style file holders.
  5. This is another desktop file option.
  6. Document bags are great to use when traveling. 
  7. You can use magazine holders to hold all kinds of loose paper. 
  8. Some of my clients love filing loose papers in binders. I also use binders for magazine cutouts I save. 
How do you like to organize loose documents? 

Friday, June 21, 2019

10 Things That Currently Make Me Happy: May 2019

  1. Getting away to Horseshoe Bay with Bryan on a much needed break.
  2. Spending Mother's Day with my mom and mother in law in Galveston and going to brunch at the Galvez. 
  3. Going to the JJ Watt charity classic with Bryan's family. 
  4. Finishing 2 huge projects that both turned out amazing and with happy clients. 
  5. Getting to visit my grandparents.
  6. Making an effort to not work as many weekends in May and spend more time with Bryan and down time. 
  7. Reading several books.
  8. Relaxing and finish some t.v. series. 
  9. Watching Bryan do the live action Mario Cart here in Houston. 
  10. Booking several new clients. 

What made you happy recently?