How I used Evernote this week to clip an interior design article

Do you keep magazines just because they have one good article?  If not, do you tear out articles or design pages only to have an "articles to read" or "design articles" folder?  Or worse, do these articles pile up in all corners of your bag, office, and home?  I avoid this with Evernote.  Last week I saw a stunning home in Architectural Digest that I just had to share with a friend.  I pdf'd it with my phone via Genius Scan (though I could have just as easily jpeg'd it with the Evernote app), saved it to Evernote, sent it to my friend, and ditched the magazine.  Next time my friend and I need (and I don't use the word "need" lightly) I can just look it up in Evernote, rending the colorful page much more useful than if they were stuffed in a bag. View the very colorful note here.

How I used Evernote to Onboard My New Virtual Assistant

18So how did you pull off this week's newsletter you ask?  I've been working with another Sandy, literally another Sandy!  My new assistant, Sandy, is beginning to take on some of Sandy #1's tasks.  Since Sandy #1 and I shared an extensive Evernote notebook, I invited my new Sandy to join.  Sandy #1 had done such a good job of documenting her tasks, that I have been able to just give my new Sandy a tour of the inner workings of The Inspired Office without reinventing the wheel.  Helpful notes in this shared notebook are logins, examples of old newsletters, YouTube publishing schedule, Sandy's weekly tasks, email templates, and more.  This Evernote notebook essentially serves as The Inspired Office's back office handbook. How to share a notebook:

  • Invitee must have an Evernote account.
  • In Notebooks, select notebook to share.
  • Click the share icon.
  • Invite via email.

Office Organizing Expert Kacy Paide loves to do what most people hate: organize offices & paper. She works with folks who are desperate for a more functional, more beautiful, more inspiring office. Kacy has been a Professional OrgakacyRoundnizer since 2001 and has worked with over 500 clients. Call her crazy, but she loves a good mess and wants to fix yours. Based in Silver Spring, MD, Kacy is nationally available for consulting & speaking. Reach her at 202.262.1207 and kacy@theinspiredoffice.com. Learn about Skype consultations here. Watch video lessons on office organizing herewww.theinspiredoffice.com. Receive your free list of 100 Ways to Organize Your Office at

How I Use Evernote To Keep Track of Who Has Keys to My Home

17How many times have you made copies of your keys and passed them out for safe-keeping, for the pet sitter or for family members, swiftly forgetting who in the world has access to your home?

Last week I had to make some new keys for my building and unit.

This brought me to a note in my "Home" notebook called "Keys to my home."  In here I keep track of the 5 people who have one or both keys to my home.

 

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Office Organizing Expert Kacy Paide loves to do what most people hate: organize offices & paper. She works with folks who are desperate for a more functional, more beautiful, more inspiring office. Kacy has been a Professional Organizer since 2001 and has worked with over 500 clients. Call her crazy, but she loves a good mess and wants to fix yours. Based in Silver Spring, MD, Kacy is nationally available for consulting & speaking. Reach her at 202.262.1207 and kacy@theinspiredoffice.com.  Watch video lessons on office organizing here. Receive your free list of 100 Ways to Organize Your Office at www.theinspiredoffice.com.

How I Used Evernote to Recall a Band My Friend Told Me About

14I was making dinner the other night, thinking: "What was that band Jamile told me about when I visited her NYC?"

I opened my "Music to Listen To" note in my "Music" notebook and there it was.

Click here to see my ongoing list of music to listen to.

You'll see that I have notes from many various sources.

 

kacyRoundOffice Organizing Expert Kacy Paide loves to do what most people hate: organize offices & paper. She works with folks who are desperate for a more functional, more beautiful, more inspiring office. Kacy has been a Professional Organizer since 2001 and has worked with over 500 clients. Call her crazy, but she loves a good mess and wants to fix yours. Based in Silver Spring, MD, Kacy is nationally available for consulting & speaking. Reach her at 202.262.1207 and kacy@theinspiredoffice.com. Watch video lessons on office organizing here. Subscribe to the weekly newsletter & receive your free list of 100 Ways to Organize Your Office at www.theinspiredoffice.com/subscribe.

How I used Evernote to Access a Wall Measurement at home while antiquing

15I was at my favorite antique shop in Virginia (right at Shenandoah National Park) on Saturday where I saw some mantles that I loved.  Having been wanting to makeover my bare fireplace for some time, I immediately turned to Evernote to find the measurements of my corner fireplace wall.  Because I had this measurement & an image of my fireplace in Evernote, I was able to score a gorgeous antique marble mantle for $40!  Stay tuned for makeover pics!

Click here to view my "Fireplace Mantle" note in my "Home" notebook to see the new mantle (and the others I was considering) and the "before" shot of my fireplace.

 

kacyRoundOffice Organizing Expert Kacy Paide loves to do what most people hate: organize offices & paper. She works with folks who are desperate for a more functional, more beautiful, more inspiring office. Kacy has been a Professional Organizer since 2001 and has worked with over 500 clients. Call her crazy, but she loves a good mess and wants to fix yours. Based in Silver Spring, MD, Kacy is nationally available for consulting & speaking. Reach her at 202.262.1207 and kacy@theinspiredoffice.com. Learn about Skype consultations here. Watch video lessons on office organizing here. Receive your free list of 100 Ways to Organize Your Office at www.theinspiredoffice.com