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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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Mulch with newspapers

Posted by Head Chiquita on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, In : Recycle & Reinvent 
Not only do worms and your garden composter love old newspaper, why not also use it as 'weed suppressor' under mulch. AND remember you can use it to clean windows..
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Uses for used paper

Posted by Head Chiquita on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, In : Recycle & Reinvent 

We all have to start taking responsibility for our environment and one way to do this is to re-use paper. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Print on both sides of the paper and then shred and recycle what you can. Arrange for Mondi or similar company to fetch your used paper.
  • If you have children, cut up paper and staple the pages together to make small notepads. Recycle these when they've been used (but remember to take out the staple).
  • Give paper to schools in t...

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Keep gift tags and wrapping handy

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

Doesn't the cost of wrapping paper and birthday cards annoy you? I know I dislike spending money on this so I decided to get creative. I made up some basic square cards using clipart from Word, and printed these out in colour on thick paper. When I need one, I cut it out, punch a hole in the top and add some thin ribbon (colour depending on the gender of child). I use the ribbon to tie the card onto the birthday present.

Quick, easy and it will save you a penny or two for t...


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Get rid of unwanted paper straight away

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

Paper is present everywhere - be it newspapers that you receive daily, mail, flyers, newsletters and notices. Leaving this unchecked can quickly add up to a lot of paper.

You should immediately upon reading it, decide if you're going to:
•    toss it in the bin;
•    keep it for future referral (only if you really need to);
•    recycle (either by dropping off at a depot or throwing it into a compost heap); or
•    shred it (one of the best buys I ever made was buyin...


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Centralise daily planning

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

I recently had an experience with a client where she used many small pieces of paper to record her 'to do' items. It became apparent that sooner or later the wheels would fall because pieces of paper can quickly be lost.

It is advisable to ONLY USE ONE DIARY and ONE CALENDAR as then everything is in one place and there isn't guess work about where it is. Then keep all these in a central place and when you have finished using something, put it back in that central place.


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