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 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 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: Christmas Gifts

5246997351_4b75f1320a_bI located last year's note, "2013 Christmas Cards & Gifts" and updated it for 2014.  It's helpful to see a list of who is getting what, and who still needs a gift.

For obvious reasons, I won't be sharing this one! Any ideas on what to get my 6 year old niece? I'm drawing a blank!

Her older sister's getting an entrepreneur Barbie, naturally...

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