How I used Evernote this week to take visual travel notes

New Evernote Template-2Nic and I just spent an outrageously fun week in Portland, OR.  We stayed a night on the coast last-minute, and were pleasantly surprised at how inexpensive and lovely our hotel was.  Wanting to return in the spring to that exact hotel room, I keep detailed photo notes, with the room number, welcome binder, panorama of the room, and breathtaking view (that doesn’t quite convey).  This was just so much more descriptive than simply jotting down the hotel name.  Click here to see the note.

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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. Learn her time-tested solutions in her eBook, The Inspired Office: Organize Your Life One Paper at a Time. Based in Silver Spring, MD, Kacy is nationally available for consulting & speaking.

How I used Evernote this week to keep medical records

I had my blood pressure taken last week and added the reading to my “My Blood Pressure” note in my “Medical” Evernote notebook.  It’s helpful to see a history like this laid out so clearly.  Other notes in this notebook are an old eyeglass prescription, dentist’s records, and medical bills.

How I used Evernote this week to toss my new computer’s box

Last week I bought a new MacBook Air.  The first thing I did was Evernote the sticker with the serial number on the back of the box.  I just photographed it in with my phone.  Then - you guessed it - I tossed the box!  This is a perfect example of how Evernote can help you to let go of physical clutter.  Many people who don’t fully understand the full capacity of digital organizing think it’s just for organizing digital information.  Not the case!  Not only do I have one less box now, but I can access all pertinent details regarding my computer much quicker than if I had to dig that box out of a closet. 119 CircleOffice 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.

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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. Learn her time-tested solutions in her eBook, The Inspired Office: Organize Your Life One Paper at a Time. Based in Silver Spring, MD, Kacy is nationally available for consulting & speaking.

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

How I Used Evernote to Save a Coupon From My Email

Ever wish you had that coupon on you? I forwarded my REI coupon to Evernote this week, knowing that I'd use it over the weekend.

Instead of cluttering up my inbox, it was there waiting for me in my "Shopping" notebook.

Was a piece of cake to bring up at the register.

 

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

How I used Evernote to Find a Set of Quickbooks Instructions

12I had to run some reports from Quickbooks for my accountant.  I never remember how to do this, so I have my bookkeeper's directions saved in a note called "How to run a report in Quickbooks."  This is the 2nd time this note has come in handy.

Evernote is the ideal place to store instructions of all types. This particular one is in my "Inspired Office" notebook and tagged "Accounting" and "Instructions."  It's not a terribly interesting note, but you can view it here.

 

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

How I Used Evernote During a Talk to Take Notes & Photos

Evernote I didn't set out to create a note for a talk I attended last week, but I ended up quickly creating one right as the talk ended. I heard serial entrepreneur Miki Agrawal speak in DC last week.

As I do at many talks, I pay attention to the delivery as much as I do the content.  It's how I get ideas for outlining my own talks.

In this case, I photographed some of her slides, imagining how I could create a similar slide for one of my talks.

I also typed in some one-lines that stuck out.  This note "Miki Agrawal Talk, 3/3/15" is saved in my Inspired Office notebook, tagged, "Examples to Use" and "Public "Speaking" and you can view it here.

 

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

How I Used Evernote to Capture My Video Recording Set Up

Last week, inspiration hit and I recorded 11 new YouTube videos in about two hours.

I found the perfect spot in my bedroom to achieve the clean white background I've been wanting and I want it to be exactly the same each time I record there.

I photographed my set-up (stool, 2 yoga blocks and a mini tripod) so I can remember exactly how to set up my "recording studio" for next time.

Click here to see my note with pictures.  This lives in my "Inspired Office" notebook and is tagged "YouTube."

 

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

How I Used Evernote This Week to Save Lighting Ideas

In planning to paint my entire home white, I realize that now is the time to upgrade a lot of my lighting.  View my Light Shopping note in my "Home" notebook to see what's on my wish list.

Evernote is proving to be a great way to mood board the fixtures I'm eyeing. I've added screenshots of the ones I love the most to see how well they go together.

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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

How I Used Evernote This Week to Recall What Best Buy Recycles

evernote Twice last week the topic of Best Buy's recycling program came up. Folks wanted to know what they accept.

Luckily, I had Evernoted a picture of the recycling station that sits at the entrance of each Best Buy store and brought it up within seconds.

View picture here.

In addition to these categories, you can drop off any electronic for recycling at their customer service desk.

Have you used their service?

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

How I Used Evernote to Save A Food Product I Want to Buy

evernote tips I had the most delicious Italian honey at my best friend's house in NYC over the weekend.

I Evernoted it so that the next time I'm in an Italian grocery store wondering, "What was that magical honey I had at Jamile's?,"

I can bring up this note in my Food & Recipes notebook.

 

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

How I Used Evenote to Make Home Maintenance Easy

7How many times have you found yourself in the hardware store frustrated that you don't have the measurement you need for that gizmo at home that needs to be replaced? I had to replace my air filter, so in the air filter aisle, I simply pulled up my note "My Air Filter" in my "Home" notebook that reads 18" x 18". That's it.

 

 

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

How I used Evernote this week to Save a Precious Memory

6I'm slowly starting to fill the my Evernote "Memorabilia" notebook.

My sister recently visited someone's home that was covered in the, um, "distinctive" wallpaper that was in the house we grew up in.

My parents moved out of that house 8 years ago, so she was having a major de ja vu moment.

She texted me the pictures and I just had to save them since I don't know if I have any from our house!

Click here to view the note.

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

How I used Evernote this week: Saving an Inspirational Quote from Instagram

I saved a powerful yoga quote in my "Yoga" notebook with my "Quotes" tag.  These two lines by Kino MacGregor caught my eye in Instagram so I screenshot it and saved the image to Evernote. Since then I've heard those words in every yoga class, adding en extra second to each Virabhadrasana III ever since.

Let go of your attachment to pleasure, let go of your aversion from pain.  In the perfect balance between these two opposing forces lies the peace and joy of the yogi's equanimous mind. - Kino MacGregor

Click here to see my note.

Yogi or not, there's a lesson in here for you, asking you to dig deeper in the moment you want to give up.

 

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

How I used Evernote this week: Eliminating cookbooks

using evernote I eliminated these cookbooks plus a stash of tear-outs of old recipes.

I photographed favorite recipes with either the Evernote app or Genius Scan and saved them into my "Food & Recipes" notebook.

Click here to see how it looks in Evernote (and to get my favorite fall breakfast recipe).

Office Organizing ExKacy Paidepert 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

How I'm using Evernote to Learn Hindi

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For a lot of reasons, I have a bee in my bonnet to learn Hindi, so naturally I set up a "Hindi" notebook in Evernote where I'm beginning to store my lessons.

 I took photos (though I could have done screenshots) of the lessons from YouTube and saved them here.

This is far superior to any bookmark, granting me instant access for all those moments when I can't recall how to say "Meraa naam Kacy hai."

Kacy PaideOffice 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