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Functioning home office

Posted by Head Chiquita on Monday, January 28, 2013, In : Office Tips 
Home offices need a clear work area. You need to have enough space for computer and other related equipment. You also need to ensure that you have enough work space - writing, reading and filing. Make sure that your office furniture provides ample space for work and storage.
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Invest in appropriate, functional furniture

Posted by Head Chiquita on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, In : Office Tips 
Home offices need a clear work area. You need to have enough space for computer and other related equipment. You also need to ensure that you have enough work space - writing, reading and filing.

Make sure that your office furniture provides ample space for work and storage.
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Make signs to indicate your availibility

Posted by Head Chiquita on Monday, January 23, 2012, In : Office Tips 
As a work-at-homer, I struggle with keeping the kids at bay. They often disturb me so before school started this year, I made some laminated signs that made it very clear if I was available or not.
Red = Do not disturb (NOT AVAILABLE)
Orange = Do not enter (KNOCK FIRST)
Green = You may enter (AVAILABLE)

Now I am simply placing these signs on my door so that my availability is not in dispute! It certainly has made things easier.

p.s. you can also do these signs and put it on the back of your lapto...

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Organise your cords & discs

Posted by Head Chiquita on Thursday, November 3, 2011, In : Office Tips 
We all have loads of CD installation discs and cords that go with equipment in our home. Often, these end up wherever they happen to fall so when we need them, they have ‘disappeared’. A simple way to organize these is to use Ziploc bags.

Place the installation CD and the user manual and any cords that came with the item, into the Ziploc bag (one big enough to store everything). Then write the serial number of the equipment on the bag as well as what the item is e.g. HP ColourSmart prin...

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Labelling is key when archiving

Posted by Head Chiquita on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, In : Office Tips 

Every home or office has loads of paperwork to deal with (despite the move to email) and every so often, you have to make space for current paper. That is why we need to archive and simply throwing it into a box isn't how it's done.

If you want to avoid wasting time looking for documents, the key to archiving is labeling the box you put it in. A blanket description is required BUT add exact descriptions as well, e.g. HR Files 2010 and thereafter, Joe Soap, Jane Doe, Cliff Ric...


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Be creative with paint

Posted by Head Chiquita on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, In : Office Tips 
Think about how you can use old furniture before you just throw it away. You may have a spot for seating in your garden, or perhaps that old table, with a coat of paint could be lovely on the veranda.
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Consolidate online passwords in one place

Posted by Head Chiquita on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, In : Office Tips 

My hubbie recently had a hissy-fit because he couldn't log in to his Sanlam account and I am sure this is a frustration many of you share with him. To avoid a tirade keep a list of the website, the login and passwords on hand.

If you need a template, email Neat Freak and we'll send you the free Office pack, as one is included in this.

Happy surfing..


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Back up and back up some more!

Posted by Head Chiquita on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, In : Office Tips 

I was the unfortunate victim of cellphone theft recently when I was with a client in PMB. Basically, even though the offices have security, someone managed to get in and they proceeded to steal my cellphone from under my nose! No kidding!

I am so lucky that I had all my numbers stored on another phone that I had recently been given with a contract (but didn't want to use) AND I have most of my numbers on my laptop. So despite the fact that I was hug...


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Make a decision then and there

Posted by Head Chiquita on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, In : Office Tips 

We are all inundated with mail (snail mail or email) and we generally leave it to pile up until it is spilling out all over the place. This can be avoided if you make an immediate decision about what you need to do with each piece of paper or email.

When you get the post, open the envelopes immediately, toss the ads you don't want in a recycling bin and place the accounts to pay in a designated spot.

For emails, delete as you go and move them into folders per the subjects (e...


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All-important document archiving

Posted by Head Chiquita on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, In : Office Tips 
The boring jobs seldom get done (and backing up your documents is one of those jobs). Regardless of its lack of appeal, it is essential to do electronic back-ups, so make it part of your routine. Choose a day of the month to do this and keep to it. There is nothing worse than losing all your work!
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