Zen Life Organizing

By: Zen Life Organizing | April 14, 2018

Keeping your business paperwork organized will help you monitor the progress of your business, and keep track of your finance documents needed to prepare your tax return.

The following are general guidelines for organizing business paperwork.  Please consult your legal expert for advice on how to keep documents that pertain to your specific business.

The first step is to gather all documents related to your business in one specific location. The second step is to organize them into categories. We recommend creating folders for the following categories.  This can be done with your paperwork and your electronic documents.  You can create folders for subcategories within each category and sort them by year.

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By: Zen Life Organizing | March 23, 2018

Does this sight look familiar?

Are you overwhelmed with the amount of paper coming into your house every week?

Paperwork is a tricky beast to handle. It’s inevitable that you have to deal with it and stay on top of it or it will take over your space. It’s the least fun thing to do because it is boring. It is usually the last priority on your list, unless, it’s tax season, then you are scrambling to gather all the paperwork needed to file your tax return so you don’t get penalized and hope to get a refund.

Here are a few tips to help you simplify and get rid of your pile of paperwork.

  1. Go Digital

Set up paperless billing so you have one less paperwork to deal with.  Bank and credit card companies make it convenient for you to set up notificat...

By: Zen Life Organizing | January 11, 2018

Popular resolutions like get healthy, live life to the fullest, learn new hobbies, travel more or get organized will likely be forgotten by the end of February.

Those are not resolutions but wishes.

If you want to be successful with your 2018 resolutions, here is a good way to make it happen:

  1. Set up a SMART Goal (Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, and Time-bound)

For example: If your wish is to get healthy, be more specific. Is it losing weight? Why? How much? Your resolution could be to lose 20 pounds by the December 1st.

  1. Make a plan

You will not lose 20 pounds by tomorrow so what are the steps to get there. Exercise, diet… You can plan to exercise 3 hours a week and lower your carb intake.

  1. Choose an accountability partner

It could be a ...

By: Zen Life Organizing | October 18, 2017

Feng Shui is about finding the optimum way to balance Chi energy in any given space, whether home, office, or garden, in order to bring positive benefits to all parts of your life. It applies to your health, work, and relationships.

Your Chi energy interacts with your surroundings, people, and objects within it. You and the objects in your daily life have the ability to absorb, project, and deflect Chi. Since you are constantly affected by the Chi of objects and environment around you, the Chi should be healthy and vibrant.  Feng Shui teaches you how to redirect the unhealthy Chi and replace it with positive Chi that will support and improve your physical, emotional, and mental health.  

However, before you even start applying feng...

By: Zen Life Organizing | September 18, 2017

Have you ever felt like you were super busy all day running around to find out that you really didn’t accomplish much?  Like a hamster on wheels but not going anywhere? We’ve all been there.  Fortunately, following these simple steps will help you have a more productive day.

  1. Plan your day

As soon as you wake up, take your precious 10 mins to plan your busy day. If you are too busy and don’t have 10 minutes to plan, then this is when you really need a plan! Mapping out your day will give you a direction and keep you focus on your goals.

  1. Use your calendar wisely

Your calendar should not be a to do list. It should be for events and appointments only. If you have tasks on it, it will look cluttered and appointments might slip through the ...